Released on 2011-11-22Categories Medical

Manic Minds

Manic Minds

Author: Lisa M. Hermsen

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813552033

Category: Medical

Page: 173

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From its first depictions in ancient medical literature to contemporary depictions in brain imaging, mania has been largely associated with its Greek roots, "to rage." Prior to the nineteenth century, "mania" was used interchangeably with "madness." Although its meanings shifted over time, the word remained layered with the type of madness first-century writers described: rage, fury, frenzy. Even now, the mental illness we know as bipolar disorder describes conditions of extreme irritability, inflated grandiosity, and excessive impulsivity. Spanning several centuries, Manic Minds traces the multiple ways in which the word "mania" has been used by popular, medical, and academic writers. It reveals why the rhetorical history of the word is key to appreciating descriptions and meanings of the "manic" episode." Lisa M. Hermsen examines the way medical professionals analyzed the manic condition during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and offers the first in-depth analysis of contemporary manic autobiographies: bipolar figures who have written from within the illness itself.
Released on 2021-11-27Categories Biography & Autobiography

Preternatural: My God-Given Manic Mind

Preternatural: My God-Given Manic Mind

Author: Phil Edwards

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781669801047

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 978

I learned much about myself writing this book. It is why the first subtitle is, “a journey of self-discovery,” including confessions of my “sex addiction,” significant enough to rate the second subtitle. I reveal truths about myself that no one knew about me, including me — until I had to accept them to be able to publicly admit them. To write this took a lot of gut-wrenching soul-searching. You will read in the preface that I dictated my book because I can’t type due to my stroke, employing the amazing Dragon (Nuance} naturally speaking speech recognition software, and I list the other factors enabling the me to write it.
Released on 2017-09-16Categories

Greetings from a Manic Mind

Greetings from a Manic Mind

Author: J. Thomas

Publisher: J.A. Thomas

ISBN: 9781718877627

Category:

Page: 152

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Another year, another blog challenge, only this time, writer J.A. Thomas finds herself in the middle of a bitterly devastating divorce. After 17 years, she is forced to start over and face a future full of uncertainty and a present fraught with sorrow. To combat the depression threatening to cripple her, Jennifer takes up her pen and leads the reader on her incredible journey toward happiness. With the guidance of her therapist and the support of her network of friends and family, she creates for herself the hope of a better life, full of limitless possibilities, even while processing the grief and loss of nearly two decades of marriage. Though the road to recovery is long and filled with potholes, speed traps, and roadkill, Jennifer manages to navigate those hazards and move toward a joyful existence, with each piece revealing an aspect of her unbreakable spirit. Jennifer's message of hope and inspiration is clear throughout this book: all situations can be overcome and no path to happiness is barred.
Released on 2004Categories Literary Criticism

Creativity and the Poetic Mind

Creativity and the Poetic Mind

Author: Jean Tobin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820469440

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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Creativity and the Poetic Mind mingles the voices of well-known writers such as Nikki Giovanni, Donald Hall, John Koethe, Marge Piercy, and Robert Pinsky with newer voices, and includes engaging excerpts from interviews with thirty-eight American poets. Within a sustained argument about creative states of mind, this book innovatively presents and explores the technique of «going to the place» as more reliable in writing poetry than waiting for «inspiration». It explains why poets frequently believe that talking about their own poetry may damage their creativity and why, for centuries, inspiration has seemed to come from somewhere beyond the poet. In addition, it discusses the practicality of poets' thinking that «being creative» and «writing poetry» are two separate skills: inspiration is unreliable, but experienced poets create daily.
Released on 2018-09-25Categories History

Aberration of Mind

Aberration of Mind

Author: Diane Miller Sommerville

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469643571

Category: History

Page: 448

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More than 150 years after its end, we still struggle to understand the full extent of the human toll of the Civil War and the psychological crisis it created. In Aberration of Mind, Diane Miller Sommerville offers the first book-length treatment of suicide in the South during the Civil War era, giving us insight into both white and black communities, Confederate soldiers and their families, as well as the enslaved and newly freed. With a thorough examination of the dynamics of both racial and gendered dimensions of psychological distress, Sommerville reveals how the suffering experienced by Southerners living in a war zone generated trauma that, in extreme cases, led some Southerners to contemplate or act on suicidal thoughts. Sommerville recovers previously hidden stories of individuals exhibiting suicidal activity or aberrant psychological behavior she links to the war and its aftermath. This work adds crucial nuance to our understanding of how personal suffering shaped the way southerners viewed themselves in the Civil War era and underscores the full human costs of war.
Released on 2011-04-06Categories Psychology

Of Two Minds

Of Two Minds

Author: T.M. Luhrmann

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307791900

Category: Psychology

Page: 352

View: 943

In this groundbreaking book, Tanya Luhrmann -- among the most admired of young American anthropologists -- brings her acute intelligence and her sophisticated powers of observation to bear on the world of psychiatry. On the basis of extensive interviews with patients and doctors, as well as day-to-day investigative fieldwork in residency programs, private psychiatric hospitals, and state hospitals, Luhrmann shows us how psychiatrists are trained, how they develop their particular way of seeing and listening to their patients, what makes a psychiatrist successful, and how the enormous ambiguities in the field affect its practitioners and patients. How do psychiatrists learn to do what they do? What is it like for psychiatrists to deal with people who are in emotional extremity? How does the choice between drug therapy and talk therapy, each of which requires very different skills, affect the way psychiatrists understand their patients? Boldly and with sharp insight, Luhrmann takes the reader into the world of young doctors in training. At a time when mood-altering drugs have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill and HMOs are forcing caregivers to take the pharmacological route, Luhrmann places us at the heart of the struggle -- do we treat people's brains or their minds? -- and allows us to see exactly what is at stake.
Released on 2014-01-10Categories Literary Criticism

Demons of the Body and Mind

Demons of the Body and Mind

Author: Ruth Bienstock Anolik

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786457489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

View: 687

The Gothic mode, typically preoccupied by questions of difference and otherness, consistently imagines the Other as a source of grotesque horror. The sixteen critical essays in this collection examine the ways in which those suffering from mental and physical ailments are refigured as Other, and how they are imagined to be monstrous. Together, the essays highlight the Gothic inclination to represent all ailments as visibly monstrous, even those, such as mental illness, which were invisible. Paradoxically, the Other also becomes a pitiful figure, often evoking empathy. This exploration of illness and disability represents a strong addition to Gothic studies.
Released on 2005-11-11Categories

UNLOCK Your Mind and be FREE!

UNLOCK Your Mind and be FREE!

Author: Edgar A. Barnett

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411658905

Category:

Page: 189

View: 496

Edgar A. Barnett M.D. gives us a practical approach to hypnotherapy. Think about the things in your life that hold you back or seem to cause you problems. Are you trapped in an inner prison? You now have Dr. Barnett's wisdom to learn to turn the key and free yourself.
Released on 2006-08-15Categories Medical

Mind Race

Mind Race

Author: Patrick E. Jamieson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019972847X

Category: Medical

Page: 200

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The life of a person with bipolar disorder can be tumultuous. Imagine living in a world divided into many parts: one is fast-paced, frantic, energetic--you are at the top of your game and feeling invincible; another is so bleak and dark that even the simple task of going to the store requires Herculean effort. Now imagine a third: going about your daily routing when another manifestation, the mixed state, combines these symptoms simultaneously. This is just a glimpse into the world of a person with bipolar disorder Many people diagnosed with this disorder are adolescents: young people who often feel isolated, unsure of who to talk to, or where to turn for help or answers. Having been diagnosed with the disorder at age fifteen, Patrick Jamieson knows firsthand the highs and lows and bring his experiences to bear in Mind Race: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Bipolar Disorder, the first in the Annenberg Mental Health Initiative series written specifically for teenagers and young adults. Mind Race is a first-person account, aimed at teens who have recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, informative in a compassionate, good-humored, yet authoritative manner. Jamieson discusses his own challenges and triumphs, and offers advice on dealing with developing symptoms such as how to recognize the beginning of a mood shift. In accessible language, he presents the latest in scientific research on the disorder, treatment options, and how to cope with side effects of different medications. He includes a detailed F.A.Q. that answers the questions a newly diagnosed adolescent is likely to have, and also offers suggestions on how to communicate with friends and family about the bipolar experience. With Mind Race, Jamieson offers hope to teens and young adults living with bipolar disorder, helping them to navigate and overcome their challenges so they can lead a full and rewarding life.
Released on 2006-09-27Categories Psychology

Constructing a Mind

Constructing a Mind

Author: Antonio Imbasciati

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135448653

Category: Psychology

Page: 296

View: 917

Can the Protomental System provide a new foundation for psychoanalytic theory? Constructing a Mind draws on psychoanalytic theories of mind and recent developments in cognitive science to present the Protomental System, a new and original explanatory theory of the development of the human mind. This book aims to move psychoanalytic theory away from its origins in Freud's theory, towards a model which gives priority to cognition and memory. This, Antonio Imbasciati argues, will make possible a successful and productive integration of psychoanalysis with other areas of psychology. Subjects covered include: The mind as an information-processing system Constructing the system: from fetus to baby, child, and finally adult The caregiver relationship as a decoding system for information processing The paranoid-schizoid metabolism of information Memory of functions and memory traces of affects Internal information generated by the system The depressive position and learning to know Reparation and thought. This thoughtful and thorough account of cognitive development provides a conceptual framework that succeeds in making some of the more complex areas of psychoanalytic theory more intelligible. Constructing a Mind will be of great interest to psychoanalysts, psychotherapists and cognitive psychologists, especially those with an interest in neuropsychology and neonatal development.
Released on 2002-10-21Categories Medical

Psychology And The Economic Mind

Psychology And The Economic Mind

Author: Robert L Leahy, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826150431

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 997

This book elaborates on a multidimensional model of decision-making that applies to how individuals make "mundane decisions." Decisions about pursuing relationships, exercise, work, or anything where people might have to "invest" time or behavioral effort are examples. The author utilizes cognitive-developmental theory to understand how children and adolescents make sense of economic inequality. This modern portfolio theory model of decision-making applies economic concepts to everyday life and may help us understand why individuals differ in their willingness to take risks. It also contributes to our knowledge of personality disorders such as depression and mania. For Further Information, Please Click Here!