Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder

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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 ...

Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder 2011, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9781421403977

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Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder 2008, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801888229

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