A Mood Apart: Depression, Mania, and Other Afflictions of the Self. Peter C. Whybrow, M.D. Harpercollins, 1997.

Both literary and scientific, presents info mainly on BPI D/O (but also prodromal and softer forms of illness and their relationship to acute episodes) in accessible form. Beautifully depicts relationship between person’s environment and illness, contextualizes illness in personal history and psychology.