Developers and Depression
Developers and Depression
Developers and Depression

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Last updated on 2015-02-02

About the Book

I am a developer and I have bipolar disorder and ADD. 

In 2013, I started giving a talk called Developers and Depression at tech conferences and meetups. I've been blown away by the response from the tech community. I assumed that there were people out there like me. What I didn't expect were just how many in our community have been affected by mental illness: rather you're someone who suffers from it directly, or someone with a struggling spouse, coworker, or employee. 

I have ADD, so writing a book is a daunting task for me. But then it hit me: 

  • I've been fairly successful at writing short blog posts. 
  • My audience also has short attention spans. 

So instead of setting out to write your standard work of non-fiction with 5000 word chapters and a cohesive narative structure, this book is more of a collection of essays that should be easy to consume piecemeal while sitting on the toilet. It will be three parts: 

  • My story
  • YMMV advice 
  • Stories from other developers

A lot of this content is available on my blog. 

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