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Jamison, Kay R.

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Works: 93 works in 442 publications in 17 languages and 18,438 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Romance films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Case studies  Nonfiction films  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Commentator, Expert, Author of introduction
Classifications: RC516, B
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Night falls fast : understanding suicide by Kay R Jamison( Book )

61 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 3,326 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-influcted death
Touched with fire : manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament by Kay R Jamison( Book )

41 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 2,233 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 )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,877 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 )

10 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Touched with fire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of two poets with bipolar disorder, whose art is fueled by their emotional extremes. When they meet in a treatment facility, their chemistry is instant and intense driving each other to new heights. They pursue their passion which breaks outside the bounds of sanity, swinging them from fantastical highs to tormented lows until they ultimately must choose between sanity and love
Robert Lowell : setting the river on fire : a study of genius, mania, and character by Kay R Jamison( Book )

9 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness--Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter. With this new material and a psychologist's deep insight, Jamison delivers a bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was--both despite and because of mental illness--a passionate, original observer of the human condition"--
Manic-depressive illness : bipolar disorders and recurrent depression by Frederick K Goodwin( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 475 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 )

64 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 14 languages and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From Kay Redfield Jamison - an international authority on manic-depressive illness, and one of the few women who are full professors of medicine at American universities - a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic-depression, and how it has shaped her life. Vividly, directly, with candor, wit, and simplicity, she takes us into the fascinating and dangerous territory of this form of madness - a world in which one pole can be the alluring dark land ruled by what Byron called the "melancholy star of the imagination," and the other a desert of depression and, all too frequently, death. A moving and exhilarating memoir by a woman whose furious determination to learn the enemy, to use her gifts of intellect to make a difference, led her to become, by the time she was forty, a world authority on manic-depression, and whose work has helped save countless lives
Fierce goodbye : living in the shadow of suicide( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 368 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
Teenage suicide : the silent threat( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 293 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
Dangerous edge : a life of Graham Greene( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documentary uses Graham Greene's own words from his books and recordings, as well as photographs and clips from his many films, to reveal the fascinating life of one of the great writers of the twentieth century. The cast includes John Le Carre, psychologist Kay Jamison, critic David Lodge, Time correspondent Bernard Diederich, former CIA Inspector General Fredrick Hitz, and Greene's daughter Caroline Bourget
Going to extremes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 209 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
Abnormal psychology : experiences, origins, and interventions by Michael J Goldstein( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 205 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 149 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
Kay Redfield Jamison : surviving bipolar disorder( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 111 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
Abnormal psychology : understanding suicide( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1999 interview with Kay Redfield Jamison is about her research into suicide
60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

60 Minutes looks inside Kay Jamison's manic-depressive world. She has insights into suicide unlike anyone else. And as correspondent Charlie Rose reports, that's because Jamison has not only studied it. She's tried it
DNA( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 49 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
Re qing yang yi by Kay R Jamison( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great minds of medicine by Various Authors( Recording )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 35 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
 
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Alternative Names
Jamison, Kay.

Jamison, Kay R.

Jamison, Kay Redfield

Jamison, Kay Redfield 1946-

Kay Redfield Jamison Amerikaans psychiatrice

Kay Redfield Jamison psichiatra e saggista statunitense

Kay Redfield Jamison US-amerikanische Psychologin, Psychiatrieprofessorin, Autorin

Redfield Jamison, Kay.

Redfield, Kay Jamison

Кей Редфилд Джеймисон американский клинический психолог и писатель

ג'יימיסון, קיי רדפילד

ג'ימיסון, קי רדפילד

ג'מיסון, קי רדפילד

קיי רדפילד ג'יימיסון

كاي ردفيلد جاميسون، 1946-

كي ريدفيلد جايمسون

재미슨, 케이

재미슨, 케이 레드필드

ジャミソン, ケイ

凯·雷德菲尔德·杰米森 美国躁郁症研究者

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Touched with fire : manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperamentExuberance : the passion for lifeManic-depressive illnessManic-depressive illness : bipolar disorders and recurrent depressionAn unquiet mindFierce goodbye : living in the shadow of suicideExuberance : [the passion for life]Great minds of medicine