Welcome to the companion web site for Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, Second Edition, by Frederick K. Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison. Here you will find supplementary materials that do not appear in the book"these updates and additional materials are available only online. Available also are the Foreword, Introduction, and Table of Contents that do appear in the book. In addition, there is a sample chapter available for download.
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 the first book 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 the illness as Emil Kraepelin 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, an arrangement designed to preserve the unified voice of the two authors, 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 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 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 while assuring 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 live with manic-depressive illness.
Frederick K. Goodwin,
Professor of Psychiatry
The George Washington
University Medical Center
Kay Redfield Jamison,
Professor of Psychiatry
The Johns Hopkins University
School of Medicine
ISBN13: 9780195135794 / ISBN10: 0195135792
1288 pages; 196 illustrations plus 16-page color insert