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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness - Kay Redfield Jamison
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
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WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORIn her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was... show more
WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORIn her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication. An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780679763307 (0679763309)
ASIN: 679763309
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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Feminism in Cold Storage
Feminism in Cold Storage rated it
5.0 An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by: Kay Redfield Jamison
I had a good friend that was diagnosed with Manic Depressive Disorder and he's the biggest reason this book called out to me when I saw it. I always wondered what was going on in there and what the manias and depressions felt like. I always thought that understanding would help me interact with him ...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it
A very poignant first hand account of the struggle with bipolar disorder from a clinical psychologist who studies and treats the disorder.
silverneurotic
silverneurotic rated it
4.0 An Unquiet Mind
I picked up a used copy of this at the Goodwill. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating ...
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
3.0 An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison writes about her life dealing with bipolar. Her struggle with schools, relationships and her inner critic. My own psychiatrist recommend this book hoping I would relate that this was another woman struggling with illness and gaining the upper hand on. I really did not find...
Kaia
Kaia rated it
2.0 An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
While it was somewhat informative in the ways I needed it to be, it was at the same time grating and depressing to read. It was very hard to swallow all the privileges Jamison had in helping her through her experiences with bipolar disorder, knowing what my father went through himself. He didn't hav...
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