Manic Minds: Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future by Lisa M. Hermsen

By Lisa M. Hermsen

From its first depictions in historic scientific literature to modern depictions in mind imaging, mania has been principally linked to its Greek roots, "to rage." sooner than the 19th century, "mania" used to be used interchangeably with "madness." even if its meanings shifted through the years, the be aware remained layered with the kind of insanity first-century writers defined: rage, fury, frenzy. Even now, the psychological ailment we all know as bipolar illness describes stipulations of utmost irritability, inflated grandiosity, and over the top impulsivity.

Spanning numerous centuries, Manic Minds lines the a number of ways that the be aware "mania" has been utilized by well known, scientific, and educational writers. It unearths why the rhetorical heritage of the notice is vital to appreciating descriptions and meanings of the "manic" episode." Lisa M. Hermsen examines the best way doctors analyzed the manic situation in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries and gives the 1st in-depth research of up to date manic autobiographies: bipolar figures who've written from in the sickness itself.

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