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WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR In 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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The personal story of a manic depressive and

Synopsis:

The personal story of a manic depressive and authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years, and her determined journey through the range of available treatments.

Synopsis:

As a founder of UCLA's Affective Disorder Clinic and a co-author of a standard medical text, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison may be the foremost authority on manic-depressive illness.She is also one of its survivors.And it is this dual perspective — as healer and healed — that makes Jamison's memoir so lucid, learned, and profoundly affecting.

Even as she was pursuing her psychiatric training, Jamison found herself succumbing to the exhilarating highs and paralyzing lows that afflicted many of her patients. Though the disorder brought her seemingly boundless energy and mercurial creativity, it also propelled her into spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempt at suicide.

Powerfully candid, exceptionally wise, An Unquiet Mind is one of those rare books that has the power to transform lives — and even save them.

About the Author

Kay Redfield Jamison lives in Washington, DC.

Table of Contents

Prologue — The wild blue yonder — A not so fine madness — This medicine, love — An unquiet mind — Epilogue.

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jack3090, February 25, 2009 (view all comments by jack3090)
i am a chinese reader.i am curious of what she said in the book.i knew she is also a patient so i think what she said about her illness is the truth and will be more useful to me.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307498489
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Psychology : General
Author:
Jamison, Kay Redfield
Author:
Kay R. Jamison
Author:
Jamison, Kay R.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mental health
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women college teachers -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Depression
Subject:
Specific Groups
Subject:
Manic-depressive persons
Subject:
Women college teachers
Subject:
Bipolar Disorder.
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Specific Groups - General
Subject:
Women psychiatrists
Subject:
Women college teachers -- United States.
Subject:
Manic-depressive persons - United States
Subject:
General Psychology & Psychiatry
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - General
Subject:
Psychology -- Biography.
Subject:
Psychology-Mood Disorders and Depression
Subject:
Self-Help : Mood Disorders
Subject:
Psychology-General Disorders
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
1996
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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Health and Self-Help » Self-Help » General

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Product details 240 pages Vintage Books - English 9780307498489 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The personal story of a manic depressive and
"Synopsis" by , The personal story of a manic depressive and authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years, and her determined journey through the range of available treatments.
"Synopsis" by , As a founder of UCLA's Affective Disorder Clinic and a co-author of a standard medical text, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison may be the foremost authority on manic-depressive illness.She is also one of its survivors.And it is this dual perspective — as healer and healed — that makes Jamison's memoir so lucid, learned, and profoundly affecting.

Even as she was pursuing her psychiatric training, Jamison found herself succumbing to the exhilarating highs and paralyzing lows that afflicted many of her patients. Though the disorder brought her seemingly boundless energy and mercurial creativity, it also propelled her into spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempt at suicide.

Powerfully candid, exceptionally wise, An Unquiet Mind is one of those rare books that has the power to transform lives — and even save them.

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