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Bipolar Disorder Internet-based Audio and Video Files

Interviews with authors, researchers, and special guests

Interview with Psychiatrist and Author Kay Redfield Jamison Play Audio - click here
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date
: Jan 5, 2001

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Kay Redfield Jamison is an authority on manic- depression and suicide. Her book, "Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide" is now out in paperback She is also the author of "Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament." Jamison disclosed her own 30-year battle with manic-depression in the memoir, "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness." Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

"The Bipolar Child" - a talk with co-authors Dimitri and Janice Papalos Play Audio - click here
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File Source: The Inifinite Mind Radio Show
File Date
: Sept 20, 2000

The program begins with comments from host Dr. Fred Goodwin. He observes that bipolar disorder, also called manic depressive illness, is under diagnosed and under treated among adults. For children with this disorder, the problem is even more daunting. Dr. Goodwin's guests include Dr. Dimitri Papalos and his wife Janice Papalos, authors of The Bipolar Child. He also speaks with a 14-year old bipolar patient and his mother.

"Raising a Bipolar Child" - a talk with the authors Play Audio - click here
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File Source: The Health Show (public radio)
File Date
: May 6, 2004

Just how common is bipolar disorder in children? According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, up to one third of the nearly three million children with depression in the US may actually be experiencing the early onset of bipolar disorder. The Health Show's Glenn Busby looked into the latest research on bipolar kids with the authors of the new book "The Ups and Downs of Raising a Bipolar Child".

Bebe Moore Campbell, author of "Sometimes my Mommy Gets Angry."
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date: Oct 2003

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Award-winning author Bebe Moore Campbell talks with NPR's Tavis Smiley about her new book for children, Sometimes My Mommy Gets Angry, which helps children understand bipolar disease [and mental illness]. The author is also a founding member of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill in Inglewood, Calif.

For more information on ordering "Sometimes my Mommy Gets Angry", please see our Recommended Books section.

Electroboy (an autobiography) - interview with author Andrew Behrman
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date
: March 2002

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During the 1990s, Andrew Behrman was a successful art dealer, traveling around the world making deals. He perpetrated a famous art deal and was convicted of fraud -- the whole time, suffering from bipolar disorder. To cure himself he underwent Electro Convulsive Therapy. Jacki talks with Behrman, about his new memoir Electroboy. (Random House, 2002).

A Profile of Pete Fromm, Author of "How This All Started" Play Audio - click here
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date
: Oct 30, 2000

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William Marcus of Montana Public Radio profiles Pete Fromm author of "How All This Started", his latest book. The book describes the heart-wrenching struggles of a family dealing with manic depression, and the intuitive bond between a brother and his sister.

Dr. Xavier Amador Play video - click here
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File Source: Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center
File Date
: Not available

Dr. Amador gives a presentation on his book "I Am Not Sick! I Don't Need Help!" This highly-recommended book (used by many schizophrenia.com members) explains why the mentally ill can't understand that they're sick, and how family members can help them accept treatment.

For more information on ordering the book "I Am Not Sick!" please see our Recommended Books section.

"Food and Loathing" - a talk with author Betsy Lerner Play Audio - click here
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File Source: American University Radio
File Date
: March 31, 2003

Award-winning poet, former book editor, and literary agent Betsy Lerner shares her memoir of her decades-long struggle with bipolar disorder and lifelong compulsive overeating.

Author Victoria Secunda - author of "When Madness Comes Home"
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date
: August 1998

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An NPR Interview with Victoria Secunda, Author, When Madness Comes Home: Help and Hope for the Families of the Mentally Ill [Hyperion, 1998] - Victoria's sister has been diagnosed as manic-depressive, paranoid schizophrenic. Families often feel responsible for mentally ill relatives, but feel powerless to help them. Guests include: Eleanor Owen - Founding board member, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill - Founding member and Executive Director, Washington Advocates for the Mentally Ill - Sibling, father, son and niece are mentally ill. The Capitol Hill shootout focused national attention on the illness that Russell Weston was diagnosed with -- paranoid schizophrenia. In the days following the shooting, Weston''s parents apologized for the violent act their son is accused of committing.

For more information on ordering the book "When Madness Comes Home", please see our Recommended Books section.

The Outsider: A Journey Into My Father's Struggle with Madness
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date
: March 14, 2000

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An interview with Nathaniel Lachenmeyer, who has written the book"The Outsider: A Journey Into My Father's Struggle with Madness." His father, Charles, was a professor of sociology who lived a normal suburban life withhis family until the onset of schizophrenia. The disease destroyed his life: he lost his job, his family, and ended up homeless. Nathaniel corresponded with his father until it became too difficult to continue. After learning of his father's death in 1995, he decided to find out what happened to him. In Nathaniel's book, "through interviews with family, friends, former colleagues and medical personnel, Lachenmeyer constructs a heartrending portrait of a man whose emotional illness eventually robbed him of everything, counterbalanced in part by the author's gradual understanding of the plight of homeless people, who are often the victims of madness and misfortune." (Pubhlisher's Weekly).

For more information on ordering the book "The Outsider", please see our Recommended Books section.

New Pills for the Mind - A talk with author Samuel Barondes, MD
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File Source: The Edge, nonprofit information organization
File Date: Dec 4, 2003

Most of the psychiatric drugs we use today are refinements of drugs whose value for mental disorders was discovered by accident decades ago. Now we can look forward to a more rational way to design psychiatric drugs. It will be guided by the identification of the gene variants that predispose certain people to particular mental disorders such as schizophrenia or severe depression. Dr. Samuel Barondes, author of "Better Than Prozac: Creating the Next Generation of Psychiatric Drugs," presents.

For more information on ordering the book "Better than Prozac: Creating the Next Generation of Psychiatric Drugs", please see our Recommended Reading section.

Human Behavior and Evolution Society - a talk with author Matt Ridley
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File Source: The Edge, nonprofit information organization
File Date
: June 18, 2003

Matt Ridley presents his latest book "Nature Via Nurture : Genes, Experience, and What Makes Us Human". Genes are not puppet masters or blueprints. Nor are they just the carriers of heredity. They are active during life; they switch each other on and off; they respond to the environment. They may direct the construction of the body and brain in the womb, but then they set about dismantling and rebuilding what they have made almost at once—in response to experience. They are both cause and consequence of our actions. Somehow the adherents of the "nurture" side of the argument have scared themselves silly at the power and inevitability of genes and missed the greatest lesson of all: the genes are on their side.

For more information on ordering the book "Nature Via Nurture", please see our recommended books section.

Nancy Andreasen, PhD - Understanding the Mind and Brain, and Mental Illness
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File Source: National Public Radio

File Date
: April 12, 2002

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Neuroimaging studies are unlocking some of the secrets of the human brain, from schizophrenia to emotions to consciousness. In this hour, broadcasting from Iowa City, we'll talk with Nancy Andreasen and Antonio Damasio--two of the world's leading brain scientists and professors at the University of Iowa--about advances in understanding the brain and the mind. More information on Dr. Nancy Andreasen

Interview with Keith Hawton (Oxford Centre for Suicide Research) on Suicide and Self-Harm Play audio - click here
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File Source: National Electronic Library for Mental Health
File Date
: Jan 2003

Professor Keith Hawton is Director of the University of Oxford Centre for Suicide Research. He has been working in the field of research into suicide and deliberate self-harm for more than 25 years. His work has resulted in over 200 publications, including several books. His most recent book is The International Handbook of Suicide and Attempted Suicide. In this interview, Dr. Hawton discusses the work of the Centre for Suicide Research, the common risk factors (the largest of which is psychiatric disorder) for suicide, the role of biology and environment (for example, media influence) on suicidal behavior, and various other issues relating to self-harm.

 

 

         

 


 

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