Touched With Fire

Touched With Fire
A Book

by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 1996-10-18
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1439106630
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

Manic-Depressive Illness

Manic-Depressive Illness
Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression

by Frederick K. Goodwin,Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2007-03-22
  • Pages : 1262
  • ISBN : 0195135792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This long-awaited second edition of Manic-Depressive Illness will 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. Drs. Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison have updated 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. This book will be a valuable 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

An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-01-21
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0307498484
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide. Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication. An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
A Book

by Kay R. Jamison

  • Publisher : Random House of Canada
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780679763307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

Exuberance

Exuberance
The Passion for Life

by Kay R. Jamison

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 0375701486
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of joy and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival.

Living with Depression

Living with Depression
Why Biology and Biography Matter along the Path to Hope and Healing

by Deborah Serani

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2011-07-16
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1442210583
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One out of four Americans will experience mental illness in their lifetime; major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the United States for ages 15 through 44. However, only a fraction of those suffering will seek treatment; 25 percent will seek treatment for symptoms. Stigma claims the other 75 percent, wedging depressed individuals into a life of silent suffering. In Living with Depression, Serani outlines the various forms of depression, describes the different treatments, and outlines methods for living with depression and getting the help you or a loved one needs. Tips on how to choose a good therapist, negotiate the labyrinth of healthcare, and minimize stigma are addressed, as is learning how to use biology and biography as tools of empowerment. Listings of national and global resources make this a ready resource for everything you need to know about depression.

High-yield Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Brief Sessions

High-yield Cognitive-behavior Therapy for Brief Sessions
An Illustrated Guide

by Jesse H. Wright,Donna M. Sudak,Douglas Turkington,Michael E. Thase

  • Publisher : American Psychiatric Pub
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 1585623628
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book explains how to weave together the powerful tools of CBT with pharmacotherapy in sessions shorter than the traditional "50-minute hour." Written for psychiatrists, therapists, and other clinicians, the book details ways to enrich brief sessions with practical CBT interventions that work to relieve symptoms and promote wellness.

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar Disorder
Insights for Recovery

by Jane Mountain

  • Publisher : Chapter One Press
  • Release : 2003-08-01
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0971927057
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective

Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy: Social Justice in Human Perspective
A Book

by Amanda S. Barusch

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2017-03-31
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN : 1337515248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reflecting the idea that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis -- with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. Author Amanda Barusch introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. She makes policy personal, introducing people whose lives are influenced by U.S. policies, as well as those who have shaped these policies. Part of the Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series, FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, 6th Edition, integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2015 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Updated throughout, it also features a new chapter on crime and criminal justice. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Therapist's Notebook for Family Health Care

The Therapist's Notebook for Family Health Care
Homework, Handouts, and Activities for Individuals, Couples, and Families Coping with Illness, Loss, and Disability

by Deanna Linville,Katherine M. Hertlein

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2014-05-01
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 1136862471
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Effective interventions to help your clients deal with illness, disability, grief, and loss The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care presents creative interventions for working with individuals, couples, and families dealing with illness, loss, and disability. This book offers creative resources like homework, handouts, and activities, and effective, field-tested interventions to provide counselors with useful information on specific family dynamics and topics. It equips mental health clinicians with practical therapeutic activities to use in their work with clients struggling with health care or grief issues. The effects of illness, disability, and loss in everyday life can be profound. Besides the individual repercussions, these challenges also affect the lives of the family and social networks of those individuals experiencing them. The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care brings together the knowledge and experience of over 30 experts in the field for a unique collection that therapists and clients alike will find immediately useful. Situated in four unique subject-specific sections for quick reference, this text covers a broad scope of common problems. Also included is a bonus section focusing on thoughtful suggestions for self-care and professional development. Some of the many topics and techniques presented in The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care include: conducting interviews using the biopsychosocial-spiritual method using the Family System Test (FAST) to explore clients’ experiences with their healthcare system and providers increasing social support to manage chronic illness coping and adapting to developmental changes, challenges, and opportunities using a patient education tool in family therapy helping children (and their families) to manage pain through knowledge and diaphragmatic breathing creating a personal “superhero” for a child as a means to empowerment and relief of anxiety facilitating family problems using scatterplots building functional perspective of self and others in clients with Asperger Syndrome quilting as a meaning-making intervention for HIV/AIDS empowering terminally-ill patients to say goodbye to their young children in meaningful ways and many more! With a wealth of tables, charts, handouts, and bibliotherapy resources for clients; readings and resources for clinicians; and case vignettes, The Therapist’s Notebook for Family Health Care is an excellent resource for a wide variety of practitioners, including, counselors, psychologists, social workers, grief workers, hospice workers, health psychologists, and medical social workers. It is also an ideal text for psychotherapy and counseling students and educators.

The Personal, Place, and Context in Pedagogy

The Personal, Place, and Context in Pedagogy
An Activist Stance for Our Uncertain Educational Future

by John M. Fischer

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 3030714233
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dangerous People

Dangerous People
Policy, Prediction, and Practice

by Bernadette McSherry,Patrick Keyzer

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-11-28
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN : 1136664165
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Experienced legal academics and mental health professionals explore the current approaches to “dangerousness” and preventive detention. The defining characteristics of those deemed dangerous by society vary according to culture, place, and time, and the contributors to this text have gathered to analyze the policies and practices related to current out-groups such as sex offenders, suspected terrorists, and young offenders in the United States, Scotland, England, and Australia. Dangerous People is the result of their research, workshopping, and writing. The text is organized logically and begins with a section on Parameters that explores the international human rights and legal limitations related to preventive detention schemes. It moves on to Policy, where contributors examine legislative policy, and Prediction, or risk assessment, especially in terms of violent crimes in youth. The section on Practice focuses on recent schemes to prevent re-offending. This text is indispensible as a resource that deals with the practical issues surrounding preventive detention and supervision schemes, the assessment of the risk of future harm in offenders, and different programs and sentencing options for high-risk offenders with mental illnesses. It contains case examples that bring real-life issues to light and sets forth an agenda to provide effective ways to protect communities from harm.

The Kevin Show

The Kevin Show
An Olympic Athlete’s Battle with Mental Illness

by Mary Pilon

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2018-03-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1632866846
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Monopolists, the "fascinating" (People) story of Olympian Kevin Hall and the syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a television show of his life. Meet Kevin Hall: brother, son, husband, father, and Olympic sailor. Kevin has an Ivy League degree, a winning smile, and throughout his adult life, he has been engaged in an ongoing battle with a person that doesn't exist to anyone but him: the Director. In the tradition of Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, journalist and NYT bestselling author Mary Pilon's The Kevin Show reveals the many-sided struggle--of Kevin, his family, and the medical profession--to understand and treat a psychiatric disorder whose euphoric highs and creative ties to pop culture have become inextricable from Kevin's experience of himself. Kevin suffers from what doctors are beginning to call the "Truman Show" delusion, a form of bipolar disorder named for the 1998 movie in which the main character realizes he is the star of a reality TV show. When the Director commands Kevin to do things, the results often lead to handcuffs, hospitalization, or both. Once he nearly drove a car into Boston Harbor. His girlfriend, now wife, was in the passenger seat. Interweaving Kevin's perspective--including excerpts from his journals and sketches--with police reports, medical records, and interviews with those who were present at key moments in his life, The Kevin Show is a bracing, suspenseful, and eye-opening view of the role that mental health plays in a seemingly ordinary life.

Mad/Bad/Sad: Philosophical, Political, Poetic and Artistic Reflections on the History of Madness

Mad/Bad/Sad: Philosophical, Political, Poetic and Artistic Reflections on the History of Madness
A Book

by Gonzalo Araoz

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2020-09-25
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN : 1848881002
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume collects a series of writings exploring the notion, the experience and the representation of madness from different disciplinary perspectives and in different cultural contexts.

Healing This Wounded Earth

Healing This Wounded Earth
With Compassion, Spirit and the Power of Hope

by Eleanor Stoneham

  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Release : 2011-03-16
  • Pages : 303
  • ISBN : 1846947308
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The world is seriously wounded threatened by violence egocentricity and mass consumerism. Government intervention alone will never solve society's problems. We need personal responsibility and healing on a global scale. This carefully researched book skillfully weaves science and spirituality with philosophy and ancient wisdom using potent imagery of the Wounded Healer embodied in the life of Jesus Christ the story of the healing centaur Chiron and the work of the indigenous shaman. Through suffering his own physical and mental wounds the Wounded Healer acquires a special empathy for recognizing and healing the wounds of others. This book is full of hope as it speaks to a palpable global shift towards holistic and spiritual values. Through the healing needs of relationship our economy our environment and the living Gaia and finally the curing professions of pastoral and medical care it shows how we may all become catalysts for social change for a happier and more peaceful world.

The Leviathan Factor

The Leviathan Factor
A Book

by Lawrence E. Burkholder

  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release : 2017-01-12
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 1498299954
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Leviathan Factor tells the incredible story of how Satan, created as Lucifer the morning star, self-transformed into Leviathan, God's serpentine arch foe. When he tried to achieve immortality by tweaking creation's lowest-level laws (a sophisticated computer/automaton) he created death instead. As the serpent he reappeared in the Genesis tree of good and evil, where he seduced humans to attempt immortality apart from covenant with God. Leviathan is responsible for the false belief that we each have an inner divine spark which, when reconnected to our ego, awakens our true inherent divinity. Unfortunately he and his demonic spirits also impact our minds, bodies, and environment as psi. A few of the many markers of these demonic psi are levitation, telepathy, telekinesis, deja vu, emotional oppressions, poltergeist activities, past lives' "memories," voices and visions, near death and out-of-body experiences, and trance channeling. Many of these psi phenomena are co-factors in mind disorders such as schizophrenia or epilepsy. Manifestations in Christian circles include false tongues and "holy" laughter. The Leviathan Factor is not a healing how-to. It is the first book to place demonic evil into the context of creation's basic structures and laws.

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy (with CourseMate Printed Access Card): Social Justice in Human Perspective

Brooks/Cole Empowerment Series: Foundations of Social Policy (with CourseMate Printed Access Card): Social Justice in Human Perspective
A Book

by Amanda S. Barusch

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2014-03-14
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 130517724X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reflecting the idea that social justice is a primary mission of the social work profession, this text provides a thorough grounding in policy analysis-with extensive coverage of policy practice and a unique emphasis on the broad issues and human dilemmas inherent in the pursuit of social justice. The book introduces several philosophical perspectives on what constitutes social justice, and identifies values and assumptions reflected in contemporary policy debates. FOUNDATIONS OF SOCIAL POLICY, Fifth Edition, part of the BROOKS/COLE EMPOWERMENT SERIES, integrates the core competencies and practice behaviors outlined in the 2008 Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) set by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE). Numerous updates, on topics ranging from women in combat and elder abuse to the DOMA decision and movements against public employee unions, showcase the profound impact of current events on policy issues and social justice in the United States and internationally. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What's Your Creative Type?

What's Your Creative Type?
Harness the Power of Your Artistic Personality

by Meta Wagner

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-04-11
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1580056385
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The greatest creators in human history -- from Mozart to Meryl Streep, Jackson Pollock to Jay-Z -- don't just have talent -- they also understand their motivations for pursuing art. What's Your Creative Type? helps artists do the same in a fun and witty way. Stepping away from the hyper-focus on how people create, What's Your Creative Type? instead explores why. By identifying your creative motivation type, you'll be able to find renewed energy, overcome creative blocks, and release the artist within. Drawing from creativity theory and personality typology, each chapter of the book is devoted to a creative type, from the A-Lister seeking recognition to the Activist who wants to change the world. What's Your Creative Type? is peppered with pop-culture studies of famous artists and illustrates each type with entertaining examples from legendary figures. Whether you're a seasoned artist or writer in search of inspiration or simply looking to explore your budding creative talents and motivations, What's Your Creative Type? has fresh and reliable advice and insight for you.

THE STORM WITHIN

THE STORM WITHIN
THE SUM OF ALL FEARS

by Dr. Ronald Laybolt

  • Publisher : On The Way Editing & Publiahing
  • Release : 2021-03-30
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 1990080146
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mental Health is something we all struggle to attain. Social, psychological and emotional wellbeing can make the difference between living our best lives and just surviving day by day, hanging on by our fingernails. It affects how we feel, think, and behave.Over the course of our lives, most individuals will experience mental-health problems that will negatively impact their ability to make good choices , relate well with the world, and be comfortable within their own minds. And when that happens, we feel extremely alone, however that could not be further from the truth. We all go through those periods when our own minds seem to be working against our best interests. Some of us have to deal with it our whole lives; however, there are people who want to help, be they friends , family members, volunteers on help lines, or trained professionals who have dedicated their lives making a difference. The second book is a continuation from the first and focusses on another 14 different types of Mental Health Illness, breaking down their symptoms, causes, treatments, and stories. From both people who have had to live with these illnesses and from those striving to help.Whether you are dealing with these issues yourself, or looking for answers to help someone you love, you are not alone, together we will face The Storm Within.

Encyclopedia of Depression

Encyclopedia of Depression
A Book

by Linda Wasmer Andrews

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2010-05
  • Pages : 570
  • ISBN : 0313353662
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Written in clear, nontechnical language, this two-volume resource presents a complete contemporary portrait of depressive disorders, summarizing the latest scientific, medical, and societal thinking on a wide variety of depression-related topics.