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By Kay Redfield Jamison


In her bestselling vintage, An Unquiet brain, Kay Redfield Jamison replaced the way in which we predict approximately moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is without doubt one of the preferable specialists on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has additionally skilled it firsthand. For even while she used to be pursuing her profession in educational drugs, Jamison stumbled on herself succumbing to an identical exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that troubled lots of her sufferers, as her affliction introduced her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.

Here Jamison examines bipolar sickness from the twin views of the healer and the healed, revealing either its terrors and the tough attract that from time to time triggered her to withstand taking medicine. An Unquiet brain is a memoir of large candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply strong e-book that has either remodeled and stored lives.

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Arch Gen Psychiatry 58:590-596, 2001 Torgersen S, Lygren S, 0ien PA, et al: A twin study of personality disorders. Compr Psychiatry 41:416-425,2000 Widiger TA, Frances AI: Epidemiology, diagnosis, and comorbidity ofborderline personality disorder, in Amerieao Psyehiatric Press Review ofPsychiatry, Voi 8. Edite

Questi tratti possono essere inclusi in un'ampia categoria, definita instabilità emotiva, la quale rappresenta molti, ma non tutti, i tratti del DPB. ~ Skodol to biologico hanno dimostrato che l'instabilità affettiva è associata ad un aumeoto dell'attività dei sistemi colinergico e adrenergico e che l'impulsività correla con una dimensione dell'attività del neurotrasmettitore serotonina nel cervello. Queste anomalie nei sistemi cerebrali possono sottostare a tratti di personalità che si sono dimostrati ereditabili.

Li capitolo offre anche una rassegna degli attuali criteri diagnostici del DPB, così come di alcuni atteggiamenti che sono caratteristici del paziente "borderline". Questa parte si conclude con una discussione sui nwnerosi aspetti controversi che hanno circondato negli anni la diagnosi di personalità di tipo borderline e che tuttora persistuno. La diagnosi di disturbo di persooa1ità borderline spesso provoca shock e disperazione nei pazienti e nelle loro famiglie: ciò a causa della sua associazione con aspetti di impoverimento del funzionamento psicosociale, del bisogno di ricoveri e di trattamenti intensivi anche in regime ambulatoriale, di comportamenti autolesivi e di una potenzialità suicidaria.

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