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Jamison, Kay R.

Works: 83 works in 389 publications in 14 languages and 17,103 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Case studies  Nonfiction films  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Commentator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Expert, Author of introduction
Classifications: RC516, B
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Touched with fire : manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament by Kay R Jamison( Book )

39 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 2,243 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 )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,954 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 held by 1,350 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 )

57 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 12 languages and held by 423 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 378 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 )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 303 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
Teenage suicide the silent threat( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 279 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 )

9 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Going to extremes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 175 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
Exuberance [the passion for life] by Kay R Jamison( Recording )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 157 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? ...Dr. Kay Redfield explores exuberance in all its unrestrained, joyful energy, and shows how its unique vitality is essential to our existence
Kay Redfield Jamison surviving bipolar disorder( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 116 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 and author 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. Dr. Jamison talks frankly about her experiences with a mental illness that almost claimed her life
DNA( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifth in a five-part series. With Dr. Jim Watson as guide, 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
Abnormal psychology understanding suicide( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 1999 interview with Kay Redfield Jamison is about her research into suicide
Great minds of medicine by Various Authors( 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
Nothing was the same : a memoir by Kay R Jamison( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 32 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
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
Bipolar Life Between Two Extremes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 28 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
60 minutes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 26 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
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
Zao yu zhi xin by Kay R Jamison( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Touched with fire : manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament
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

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

Exuberance : the passion for lifeManic-depressive illnessAn unquiet mindFierce goodbye living in the shadow of suicideExuberance [the passion for life]Great minds of medicineNothing was the same : a memoirThe flight of the mind : Virginia Woolf's art and manic-depressive illness