Manic-depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression

Hardcover | March 21, 2007

byFrederick K. Goodwin, Kay Redfield Jamison

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The revolution in psychiatry that began in earnest in the 1960s led to dramatic advances in the understanding and treatment of manic-depressive illness. Hailed as the most outstanding book in the biomedical sciences when it was originally published in 1990, Manic-Depressive Illness was thefirst 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. Encompassing an understanding about theillness as Kraeplin conceived of it- about its cyclical course and about the essential unity of its bipolar and recurrent unipolar forms- the book has become the definitive work on the topic, revered by both specialists and nonspecialists alike. Now, in this magnificent second edition, Drs. Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison bring their unique contribution to mental health science into the 21st century. In collaboration with a team of other leading scientists, a collaboration designed to preserve the unified voice of the twoauthors, they 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 thatpertaining 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 psychotherapeuticissues common in this illness are considered. Special emphasis is given to fostering compliance with medication regimens and treating patients who abuse drugs and alcohol or who pose a risk of suicide. This book, unique in the way that it retains the distinct perspective of its authors whileassuring the maximum in-depth coverage of a vastly expanded base of scientific knowledge, 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 livewith manic-depressive illness.

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The revolution in psychiatry that began in earnest in the 1960s led to dramatic advances in the understanding and treatment of manic-depressive illness. Hailed as the most outstanding book in the biomedical sciences when it was originally published in 1990, Manic-Depressive Illness was thefirst to survey this massive body of evidence c...

Frederick K. Goodwin is Director of the Center on Neuroscience, Behavior and Society, George Washington University. Kay Redfield Jamison is a Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:1288 pages, 8.7 × 11.3 × 1.89 inPublished:March 21, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195135794

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Table of Contents

PART II: Clinical Studies. 4. Course and Outcome5. Epidemiologoy6. Childhood and Adolescence7. Comorbidity8. SuicidePART III: Psychological Studies. 9. Neuropsychology10. Personality11. Assessment12. CreativityPART IV: Pathophysiology. 13. Genetics14. Neurobiology15. Neuroanatomy and Neuroimaging16. Sleep and Circadian RhythmsPART V: Treatment. 17. Fundamentals of Treatment18. Medical Treatment of Hypomania, Mania, and Mixed States19. Medical Treatment of Depression20. Maintenance Medical Treatment21. Medication Adherence22. Psychotherapy23. Treatment of Children and Adolescents24. Treatment of Comorbidity25. Clinical Management of Suicide RiskAppendix: Resources for Information about Bipolar Disorder and Related Topics. References. Index.

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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, a 5 Star Review