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Mania : a short history of bipolar disorder, David Healy

Label
Mania : a short history of bipolar disorder
Title
Mania
Title remainder
a short history of bipolar disorder
Statement of responsibility
David Healy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This provocative history of bipolar disorder illuminates how perceptions of illness, if not the illnesses themselves, are mutable over time. Beginning with the origins of the concept of mania--and the term maniac--in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, renowned psychiatrist David Healy examines how concepts of mental afflictions evolved as scientific breakthroughs established connections between brain function and mental illness. Healy recounts the changing definitions of mania through the centuries, explores the effects of new terminology and growing public awareness of the disease on culture and society, and examines the rise of psychotropic treatments and pharmacological marketing over the past four decades. Along the way, Healy clears much of the confusion surrounding bipolar disorder even as he raises crucial questions about how, why, and by whom the disease is diagnosed. Drawing heavily on primary sources and supplemented with interviews and insight gained over Healy's long career, this lucid and engaging overview of mania sheds new light on one of humankind's most vexing ailments
Member of
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1954-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Healy, David
Dewey number
616.89/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC516
LC item number
.H43 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins biographies of disease
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • Manic-depressive illness
  • Affektstörung
  • Manisch-depressive Krankheit
Label
Mania : a short history of bipolar disorder, David Healy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frenzy and stupor -- Circling the brain -- Circular madness -- The stone of madness -- The eclipse of manic-depressive disorder -- Branded in the USA -- The latest mania -- The engineers of human souls -- The once and future laboratory
Control code
1095786
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780801888229
Lccn
2007036100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801888229
  • (OCoLC)169454321
Label
Mania : a short history of bipolar disorder, David Healy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-287) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frenzy and stupor -- Circling the brain -- Circular madness -- The stone of madness -- The eclipse of manic-depressive disorder -- Branded in the USA -- The latest mania -- The engineers of human souls -- The once and future laboratory
Control code
1095786
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 296 pages
Isbn
9780801888229
Lccn
2007036100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780801888229
  • (OCoLC)169454321

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