National Institutes of Health

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM IV), American Psychiatric Publishing, 1994

Courtesy Ellen Forney

Author and artist Ellen Forney consulted the DSM-IV, the official guide to the diagnosis of mental health disorders, and other scientific literature, when she was researching and creating her graphic memoir Marbles: Mania, Depression, Michelangelo, and Me about her diagnosis and treatment for bipolar disorder. One of her goals in creating Marbles was to make scientific data understandable to all her readers.

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