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Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression

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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 mean ...more
Hardcover, Second Edition, 1262 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1990)
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unnarrator
Jan 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
It's twenty years old but it's still the best/practically only book of its kind: basically a giant, blisteringly dull and colossally thorough version of Robert Burton, but much more boring. Come on, guys, update this fucker. I've been rereading it since 1990 and I want at least a new typeface, if not a few handsome color plates. Oh, and you might finally join the DSM-V and give up and call it bipolar disorder, too.

EDITED TO ADD that I am a giant dork: the second edition came out in 2007.

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Jason
Feb 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
a defining moment in the history of manic-depressive disorder research and education

a million gold stars
Rachel
Apr 13, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kay Redfield Jamison is one of my heroes. For many reasons. But in part because this manual of abnormal psychology is so well written.
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Nov 23, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a textbook and excellent source for definitive information and education related to Bipolar Disorder.
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