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A Modern Electra

Jane Aaron

in A Double Singleness: Gender and the Writings of Charles and Mary Lamb

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198128908
eISBN:
9780191671739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198128908.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

In order to understand as far as possible the darkness at the heart of Mary Lamb's life and that of her brother Charles, the least communicative hint or sign which evades their mutual silence on this ... More


Depressive States: Kraepelin

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0025
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents Emil Kraepelin's discussion of melancholy. Kraepelin is widely acknowledged to be the most influential psychiatrist of his time, his lasting legacy being his system of ... More


Biomedical Analyses of Depression: GOODWIN AND JAMISON

Jennifer Radden

in The Nature of Melancholy: From Aristotle to Kristeva

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151657
eISBN:
9780199849253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151657.003.0032
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter presents excerpts from Manic-Depressive Illness (1990) by Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison. The book is regarded by some as the definitive volume, from a biomedical ... More


Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness

Patricia Moran

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418218
eISBN:
9781474444996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Misdiagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia instead of what was bipolar or manic-depressive illness, Antonia White turned repeatedly to psychoanalysis and Catholicism to resolve the emotional ... More


Effective Interventions for Students With Bipolar Disorder

Kathleen A. Casey

in The School Practitioner’s Concise Companion to Mental Health

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195370584
eISBN:
9780199893430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370584.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Bipolar disorder, commonly referred to as manic-depressive illness, is among the least understood and most controversial psychiatric conditions in children. It is also one of the most severe, often ... More


Lord Byron: the apostle of affliction

Kay Redfield Jamison

in Genius and the Mind: Studies of Creativity and Temperament

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523734
eISBN:
9780191688997
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523734.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on how manic-depressive dispositions in the life of George Lord Byron influenced his poetic creative genius. Even though mobility and mutability of temperament are often tied to ... More


Chapter Nine

Eve Golden

in John Gilbert: The Last of the Silent Film Stars

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813141626
eISBN:
9780813142579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813141626.003.0010
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1927 and 1928, John Gilbert stars in The Show, Man Woman and Sin (with Broadway great Jeanne Eagels), Love and A Woman of Affairs (both with Garbo), The Masks of the Devil, Twelve Miles Out and ... More


“On Being Ill”

Katherine Dalsimer

in Virginia Woolf: Becoming a Writer

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300092080
eISBN:
9780300133769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300092080.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter examines Virginia Woolf's essay on illness titled “On Being Ill”. It explains that Woolf wrote this essay when she was unable to work on her planned autobiographical novel because of her ... More


The Beast in White’s Jungle: Manic-Depressive Illness

Patricia Moran

in Antonia White and Manic-Depressive Illness

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474418218
eISBN:
9781474444996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474418218.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses White’s illness within the context of medical and subjective accounts of bipolar disorder. It opens with a selective overview of White’s life that highlights the key sites of ... More


Perfection at the Cost of Excellence: Implications of Disability-selective Abortions

Smitha Nizar

in The Contradiction in Disability Law: Selective Abortions and Rights

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199466658
eISBN:
9780199087174
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199466658.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

The wider implications of prenatal tests and disability-selective abortion in an already prejudiced society against persons with disabilities have been analysed in this chapter. Scientific ... More


Causal Thinking for Objective Psychiatric Diagnostic Criteria: A Programmatic Approach in Therapeutic Context

Donald F. Klein

in Causality and Psychopathology: Finding the Determinants of Disorders and their Cures

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199754649
eISBN:
9780197565650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199754649.003.0019
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Terms such as disorder, illness, disease, dysfunction, and deviance embody the preconceptions of historical development (Klein, 1999). That individuals become ill for no apparent reason, suffering ... More


“Mechanisms of the Negro Mind”: Race and Dynamic Psychiatry at Saint Elizabeths, 1903–1937

Martin Summers

in Madness in the City of Magnificent Intentions

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190852641
eISBN:
9780190060138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190852641.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, American History: 20th Century

This chapter is the first of three that covers Saint Elizabeths during the tenure of one of its most famous superintendents, William Alanson White, who led the hospital from 1903 to 1937. White ... More


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