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Jamison, Kay R.

Works: 83 works in 364 publications in 15 languages and 16,784 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Interviews  History  Popular works  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Expert, Author of introduction
Classifications: RC516, B
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Night falls fast : understanding suicide by Kay R Jamison( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 3,195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the growing epidemic of suicide among young people draws on the author's firsthand battle with severe manic-depression and attempted suicide to reveal the psychological, medical, and biological aspects of self-inflicted death
Touched with fire : manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament by Kay R Jamison( Book )

37 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anguished, volatile intensity we associate with the artistic temperament, often described as "a fine madness," has been thought of as a defining aspect of much artistic genius. Now, Kay Jamison's brilliant work, based on years of studies as a clinical psychologist and prominent researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists who were subject to alternatingly exultant and then melancholic moods were, in fact, engaged in a lifelong struggle with manic-depressive illness. Drawing on extraordinary recent advances in genetics, neuroscience, and psychopharmacology, Jamison presents the now incontrovertible proof of the biological foundations of this frequently misunderstood disease, and applies what is known about the illness, and its closely related temperaments, to the lives of some of the world's greatest artists - Byron, van Gogh, Shelley, Poe, Melville, Schumann, Coleridge, Virginia Woolf, Burns, and many others. Byron's life, discussed in considerable detail, is used as a particularly fascinating example of the complex interaction among heredity, mood, temperament, and poetic work. Jamison reviews the substantial, rapidly accumulating, and remarkably consistent findings from biographic and scientific studies that demonstrate a markedly increased rate of severe mood disorders and suicide in artists, writers, and composers. She then discusses reasons why this link between mania, depression, and artistic creativity might exist. Manic-depressive illness, a surprisingly common disease, is genetically transmitted. For the first time, the extensive family histories of psychiatric illness and suicide in many writers, artists, and composers are presented. In some instances - for example, Tennyson and Byron - these psychiatric pedigrees are traced back more than 150 years. Jamison discusses the complex ethical and cultural consequences of recent research in genetics, especially as they apply to manic-depressive illness, a disease that almost certainly confers both individual and evolutionary advantage, but often kills and destroys as it does so. Psychiatric treatment of artists remains a fiercely controversial issue. Dr. Jamison discusses both the advantages and problems with current treatments, and advocates a humanistic, flexible, and yet firmly medical approach. However, she strongly cautions against simplistic attempts to cure this most human and tragic of all diseases at the expense of destroying the artistic personality
Exuberance : the passion for life by Kay R Jamison( Book )

14 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of exuberance and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival
Manic-depressive illness by Frederick K Goodwin( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: 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 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 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, collaboration 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
An unquiet mind by Kay R Jamison( Book )

56 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The personal story of a manic depressive and authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years, and her determined journey through the range of available treatments
Fierce goodbye living in the shadow of suicide( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over four million people a year in the U.S. mourn the tragic suicide deaths of family members. Suicide devastates family members for many years; family survivors are at greater risk of suicide themselves and the pain ripples out to the entire community. In this video, family survivors reveal their intimate stories and aching pain to assist other survivors and to help the broader community understand the unique and terrible grief of suicide. This documentary explores Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, and Greek Orthodox responses to suicide. The church can be a "healing station" in helping survivors find their way to recovery
Dangerous edge a life of Graham Greene( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From PBS: British actor Derek Jacobi narrates this portrait of author Graham Greene, a British spy, doubting Catholic and manic-depressive who wrote critically acclaimed best-sellers, including The Quiet American, Brighton Rock, The End of the Affair and The Third Man. The documentary weaves Greene's novels and movies into the story of his life and reveals an extraordinary man who traveled the globe to escape the boredom of ordinary existence. Actor Bill Nighy provides Greene's voice. Other participants include novelists John Mortimer, John Le Carre and David Lodge, writer Paul Theroux, former CIA operative and author Frederick Hitz, and Greene's daughter Caroline Bourget
Teenage suicide the silent threat( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention
Abnormal psychology : experiences, origins, and interventions by Michael J Goldstein( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Exuberance [the passion for life] by Kay R Jamison( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have learned much about depression, but what about its opposite? Why hasn't the human emotion that lifts us, inspires us, drives us on, and makes life worth living been discussed--and celebrated? In this outstanding book, bestselling author Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison explores exuberance in all its unrestrained, joyful energy, and shows how its unique vitality is essential to our existence. Jamison points to the contagiousness of laughter, excitement, and positive feelings, and how it plays a role in choosing a mate, in the giddiness of new love, music, and religious ecstasy. She also discusses our dangerous desire to simulate exuberance by using drugs or alcohol. Most of all, Jamison points to some of our most famous artists and scientists to show how they all share an exuberance for life that inspires their discoveries
Wenn es dunkel wird : zum Verständnis des Selbstmordes by Kay R Jamison( Book )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in 10 languages and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour mieux comprendre la souffrance des jeunes maniaco-dépressifs et mieux déchiffrer les signes avant-coureurs du comportement suicidaire. [SDM]
Going to extremes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The twentieth segment in a 22 part series that takes an indepth look at the evolving world of psychological science. This episode looks at two major categories of mood disorders--depression and bipolar disorder--and at the cluster of psychoses known as schizophrenia. The very personal experiences of psychologists Kay Redfield Jamison, author of The Unquiet Mind and Stephen Hinshaw, author of The Years of Silence are Past, adds a significant dimension to the experience and understanding of these illnesses
Kay Redfield Jamison surviving bipolar disorder( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychiatry professor and clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison knows all about bipolar disorder--from the inside out. A patient herself, she is a nationally recognized expert on that condition at Johns Hopkins University, shining light into the darkest and most frightening corners of her life for the benefit of medical science. In this ABC News program, Dr. Jamison--a MacArthur Fellow and author of 'An Unquiet Mind, ' her best-selling memoir, and 'Night Falls Fast, ' her critically acclaimed book on suicide--talks frankly about her experiences with a mental illness that almost claimed her life."--Container
DNA( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Dr. Jim Watson as guide, this program looks into the future of genetic manipulation, exploring some of the current and proposed ways scientists hope to improve humankind. Watson feels people should be able to enhance their own genes and those of their descendants. Also looks at the work of Dr. Mario Capecchi who manipulates mouse DNA for potential benefits to humans such as using genetics to enhance intelligence. Watson also addresses some of his critics, including a family with a son who has Down syndrome, and Dr. Kay Jamison, a world expert on manic depression and a manic depressive herself
Ye, zou ran er jiang : liao jie zi sha by Kay R Jamison( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great minds of medicine( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five prominent medical doctors, chosen by Health magazine, discuss the following topics: heart disease, depression, infectious diseases, cancer and emergency medicine
Charlie Rose brain series( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of mental illness with a roundtable of brain researchers
Nothing was the same : a memoir by Kay R Jamison( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in Chinese and English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In spare and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison ("An Unquiet Mind") looks back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who battled severe dyslexia to become one of the foremost experts on schizophrenia
Bipolar life between two extremes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"...This program examines the lives of people who have struggled for decades with bipolar disorder, once known as manic depression. Through case studies and discussions of recent research, the film shows how each patient has overcome the grip of debilitating despair and hyperactive euphoria, and how advances in psychology and neuroscience are helping such individuals lead better, more productive lives." -- Container
The flight of the mind : Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness by Thomas C Caramagno( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author contends psychobiography has much to gain from a closer engagement with science. Literary studies of Woolf's life have been written almost exclusively from a psychoanalytic perspective. They portray Woolf as a victim of the Freudian "family romance," reducing her art to a neurotic evasion of a traumatic childhood. But current knowledge about manic-depressive illness--its genetic transmission, its biochemistry, and its effect on brain function--reveals a new relationship between Woolf's art and her illness. Caramagno demonstrates how Woolf used her illness intelligently and creatively in her theories of fiction, of mental functioning, and of self structure. Her novels dramatize her struggle to imagine and master psychic fragmentation. They helped her restore form and value to her own sense of self and lead her readers to an enriched appreciation of the complexity of human consciousness
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Night falls fast : understanding suicideWenn es dunkel wird : zum Verständnis des Selbstmordes
Alternative Names
Jamison, Kay.

Jamison, Kay R.

Jamison, Kay Redfield.

Jamison, Kay Redfield 1946-

Kay Redfield Jamison psichiatra e saggista statunitense

Kay Redfield Jamison US-amerikanische Psychologin, Psychiatrieprofessorin, Autorin

Redfield Jamison, Kay.

Redfield, Kay Jamison

ג'יימיסון, קיי רדפילד

ג'ימיסון, קי רדפילד

ג'מיסון, קי רדפילד

קיי רדפילד ג'יימיסון

كاي ردفيلد جاميسون، 1946-

كي ريدفيلد جايمسون

ジャミソン, ケイ

Touched with fire : manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperamentExuberance : the passion for lifeManic-depressive illnessAn unquiet mindFierce goodbye living in the shadow of suicideExuberance [the passion for life]Wenn es dunkel wird : zum Verständnis des SelbstmordesGreat minds of medicine