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Everything You Need To Know About Depression by Eleanor H. Ayer. NY: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 1997. This is an easy-to-read, informative book about depression. It makes a good starting place to learn more without needing to wade through a lot of technical jargon.
Book Darkness Visible by William Styron. NY: Random House, 1990. This book contains a personal account of the author's battle with depression written very directly and honestly, a style not found in many books. It is a commendable effort to describe a disease not truly understood by many who have never experienced depression in its severe form.
Book Learned Optimism by Martin E. P. Seligman, Ph.D. New York: A. A. Knopf, 1991.
Book Undercurrents. Martha Manning. HarperSanFrancisco, 1994.
Bullet Depression.com
This informative website offers up-to-date information on depression for those suffering from the disorder, as well as family, friends, and treatment providers. The site contains literature on the causes of depression, current research, and treatment strategies.
Bullet Depression Central by Ivan Goldberg, MD
A clearinghouse of information about mood disorders and their treatments.
Bullet National Depressive and Manic-Depressive Association
An organization dedicated to educating the public about depressive and manic-depressive disorders, as well as offering advocacy and support.
Bullet National Foundation for Depressive Illness, Inc.
Devoted to education, information, and awareness about depressive disorders.
Bullet alt.support.depression FAQ
alt.support.depression is a newsgroup for those who suffer from any form of depression, as well as those who would like to learn more. This FAQ contains a lot of information about depression, treatments, and additional resources of information and support.
Bullet alt.support.depression.manic FAQ
A FAQ for the alt.support.depression.manic newsgroup and the soc.support.depression.manic newsgroup which discusses bipolar disorder, as well as other mood disorders, with a focus on those involving mood swings. A good place to start for information on these disorders and what to do if you suffer or a loved one suffers.

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