A survivor of bipolar disorder herself, Dr. Jamison courageously uses her personal struggle to help clients and therapists understand the misconceptions of this lethal illness. In this riveting interview with Victor Yalom, PhD, clinicians will find out not only what bipolar disorder is, but also what causes it, how to make an accurate diagnosis, and how to treat it effectively. Based on extensive research, Jamison presents compelling evidence that this is a progressive illness that requires medical treatment, and that psychotherapy and medication can be life-saving for people with this devastating disease.
Considering that bipolar disorder puts one at a greater risk for suicide than any other illness, it is essential that clinicians are thoroughly informed about the nature of this sobering disease. There’s no person more qualified to learn about bipolar disorder from than Dr. Jamison.
An excellent inner and outer sense of the Bipolar Illness by Kay Jamison, PhD, clinician, researcher and first hand experiencer of the condition. Lucid, succinct, and compassionate with enough information for the clinician and enough fundamentals for anyone who is struggling with this disease.
- David S. May, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, UCLA School of Medicine
This quality interview with the notable Kay Redfield Jamison gives a succinct, direct, scholarly overview and update of bipolar disease from her compassionate and informed personal and professional experience. She views psychotherapy as essential in the treatment protocol because of its life-saving ability and she makes valuable suggestions for psychotherapists to incorporate into their practices. Psychotherapists who want to continue to be well informed in their field will find this interview imperative as Dr. Jamison stresses the need for psychotherapist to deeply understand the disease, the need for family involvement, and the essential need for medication and psychotherapy to keep the illness in check.
- Carolyn H. Bray, PhD, Clinical Psychologist, San Francisco and Marin County
By watching this video, you will:
- Learn how to recognize the symptoms of Bipolar Disorder and how to make an accurate diagnosis.
- Develop an understanding of how to talk to clients with Bipolar Disorder about medication compliance.
- Gain essential information about the critical tasks for therapists treating clients with Bipolar Disorder.
Too many therapists are under-informed about Bipolar Disorder and are treating clients without crucial knowledge. Don’t risk a malpractice suit—get informed by watching this illuminating interview and learning how to best help your clients who are suffering from this devastating disease.
About Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD
Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD is a clinical psychologist and author who is a leading expert on Bipolar Disorder. Her book Manic-Depressive Illness is the classic textbook on bipolar disorder. Her national bestselling memoir, An Unquiet Mind, details her experience living with severe mania and depression. She is a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and has researched widely on medication adherence and suicide. She is also the co-director of the Mood Disorders Center at Johns Hopkins.
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