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Grand challenges in global mental health
A consortium of researchers, advocates and clinicians announces here research priorities for improving the lives of people with mental illness around the world, and calls for urgent action andExpand
Touched with fire : manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament
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. Kay Jamison'sExpand
Manic-Depressive Illness. Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression. Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2007.
The Bipolar-Unipolar Distinction and the Development of the Manic-Depressive Spectrum are conceptualized and the clinical description and assessment, and the Fundamentals of Treatment are outlined. Expand
Mood disorders and patterns of creativity in British writers and artists.
The current study was designed to ascertain rates of treatment for affective illness in a sample of eminent British writers and artists; to study differences in subgroups; to examine seasonal patterns of moods and productivity; and to inquire into the perceived role of very intense moods in the writers' and artists' work. Expand
Suicide and bipolar disorder.
  • K. Jamison
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The Journal of clinical psychiatry
  • 31 July 2000
With the exception of lithium--which is the most demonstrably effective treatment against suicide-remarkably little is known about specific contributions of mood-altering treatments to minimizing mortality rates in persons with major mood disorders in general and bipolar depression in particular. Expand
Pilot study on patients' and spouses' attitudes toward potential genetic testing for bipolar disorder.
Most individuals believe that they would benefit from the use of genetic testing for bipolar disorder if it were to become available and follow-up studies using a broader patient sample and nonclinical control groups would be useful in further evaluating the issues addressed in this pilot study. Expand
Long-term lithium therapy for bipolar disorder: systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.
Lithium treatment reduces the risk of relapse in bipolar disorder and the preventive effect is clear for manic episodes, although it is equivocal for depressive episodes. Expand
Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
Suicide is the third major killer of young people in the Western world, and in the closing decades of the twentieth century it reached epidemic proportions: around the world there has been aExpand
Touched with Fire
Manic-depressive illness and creativity.
  • K. Jamison
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Scientific American
  • 1 February 1995