Year: 1993 Source: Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v.23, no.1, (Spring 1993), p.84-85 SIEC No: 19930250

This book review describes the book as superb, comprehensive, well organized, clearly written, & providing a careful review & synthesis of the vast literature on manic-depressive illness. It is considered invaluable for those with clinical or research interest in the subject. It has excellent descriptions of the clinical phenomena & accounts by patients of their experiences. The treatment section is clearly written & practical. The book uses a biopsychosocial model in approaching this illness.