Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression

Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression
2nd Ed.
2007 © Oxford University Press
Frederick K. Goodwin M.D.; Kay Redfield Jamison Ph.D.


Hailed as the most outstanding book in the biomedical sciences when it was originally published in 1990, Manic-Depressive Illness is now available in a second edition! This Doody's "5-star" title details the medical treatment of manic and depressive episodes, strategies for preventing future episodes and psychotherapeutic issues common to the illness. The authors have exhaustively reviewed the biological and genetic literature that has dominated the field in recent years and incorporate cutting-edge research. 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 resource will be a valuable and necessary addition to the libraries of psychiatrists, psychologists, clinical social workers, neuroscientists, pharmacologists and the patients and families who live with manic-depressive illness.

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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"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."

-- Howard Kravitz, DO, MPH (Rush University Medical Center) Doody's Review

"This is the Bible of manic-depressive illness and recurrent depression. It is the secure basis for all kinds of scientific and clinical expeditions. It unifies an immense past knowledge with the standards of the present and creates the roadmap for the future. In this book, no field and no aspect of mood and mood-related disorders remain uncovered."

-- Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h. c. Andreas Marneros, Psychiatric University Clinic, Halle-Wittenberg/Germany

"Manic-Depressive Illness stands above other selections in the field because of its organization and the clarity of presentation, in addition to the way it reveals the most cutting-edge thinking in the field. In sum, these attributes, when stitched together, render this book the authority in its field."

-- The Electric Review


The targeted audience is psychiatric clinicians and researchers, and other mental health professionals, trainees, and students with a serious interest in and/or desiring the most comprehensive coverage of the manic-depressive/bipolar spectrum, as the authors define it.

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