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Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression [Hardcover]

Frederick K. Goodwin , Kay Redfield Jamison
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12 April 2007 0195135792 978-0195135794 2
The revolution in psychiatry that began in the 1950s led to dramatic advances in the understanding and treatment of manic-depressive illness also known as bipolar disorder. No other mental illness has been the subject of such extensive, clinically useful, and scientifically productive research. Hailed as the most outstanding book in the biomedical sciences when it was originally published in 1990, Manic-Depressive Illness was the first to survey this massive body of evidence comprehensively and to assess its meaning for both clinician and scientist. It also vividly portrayed the experience of manic-depressive illness from the perspective of patients, their doctors, and researchers, and recounted the torments of some of the great poets and composers whose art was almost certainly enriched, energised, and deepened by the extremes of manic-depressive illness.

In this magisterial second edition, Drs. Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison, with the assistance of a select team of other leading scientists in the field, exhaustively review the biological and genetic literature that has dominated the field in recent years and incorporate cutting-edge research conducted since publication of the first edition. They also update their surveys of psychological and epidemiological evidence, as well as that pertaining to diagnostic issues, course, and outcome, and they offer practical guidelines for differential diagnosis and clinical management. The medical treatment of manic and depressive episodes is described, strategies for preventing future episodes are given in detail, and psychotherapeutic issues common in this illness are considered. Special emphasis is given to fostering compliance with medication regimens and treating bipolar patients who abuse drugs and alcohol or who pose a risk of suicide. This book, in its newly updated and expanded form, will be a valuable and necessary addition to the libraries of psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and the patients and families who live with manic-depressive illness.

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  • Hardcover: 1288 pages
  • Publisher: OUP USA; 2 edition (12 April 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195135792
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195135794
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 22.6 x 28.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 555,274 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This definitive text on MDI/bipolar disorders documents what we have learned circa 2006, presents it clearly and logically, and should stimulate serious students of these disorders to seek and learn more. (Doody's Notes)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
This is an invaluable resource for anyone with
Bipolar Disorder (Manic-Depressive Illness) or
anyone who loves them. Though targeted at
medical professionals, most of the information
presented is well within the grasp of an intelligent
and motivated layperson. I'm not a doctor of any
sort, but I *do* have Bipolar Disorder, and take
an active interest and role in my own health-care...
this is a terrific book, and it summarizes what is
known about the causes, treatment, and management
of this disorder as of about 1990. (Hopefully,
there will be an update soon!)
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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I bought and used this text for years before I came across Kay Jamison's autobiography, and found it to be outstandingly kind, compassionate, empathic, and understanding of its subjects in a way not seen in our field since the best writing of Freud. Having learned of Dr. Jamison's personal journey through manic depressive illness, I can more readily understand how this textbook came to be so inspired and inspiring. An excellent text for students, to teach compassion as well as science; perhaps quite technical for many sufferers and their family members, but worth the effort for those who want the very best in information about manic depression. -Phil Torrance MD (Diplomate in Psychiatry)
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The most thorough resource I've seen 10 July 1997
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This book is by far the most thorough resource on bipolar (manic-depression) I've seen, even referred too by my psychiatry texts.

It has helped me understand a disease that is in my family and was misunderstood and misdiagnosed for years.

The book gives both psychological and medical aspects of this dangerous illness.

This is not light reading. It is full of research findings and charts.
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