Manic-Depressive Illness Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression

ISBN-10: 0195135792
ISBN-13: 9780195135794
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $125.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/22/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1288
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 6.842
Language: English

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.

Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison was born on June 22, 1946. She received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is considered one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of numerous books including An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness; Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide; and Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.

Clinical Studies
Course and Outcome
Epidemiologoy
Childhood and Adolescence
Comorbidity
Suicide
Psychological Studies
Neuropsychology
Personality
Assessment
Creativity
Pathophysiology
Genetics
Neurobiology
Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging
Sleep and Circadian Rhythms
Treatment
Fundamentals of Treatment
Medical Treatment of Hypomania, Mania, and Mixed States
Medical Treatment of Depression
Maintenance Medical Treatment
Medication Adherence
Psychotherapy
Treatment of Children and Adolescents
Treatment of Comorbidity
Clinical Management of Suicide Risk
Appendix
Resources for Information about Bipolar Disorder and Related Topics
References
Index.

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