An Unquiet Mind has ratings and reviews. stephanie said: i was In her bold autobiography An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison details her. Buy An Unquiet Mind: A memoir of moods and madness Reprints by Kay Redfield Jamison (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. In fact, argues Kay Redfield Jamison in An Unquiet Mind, the newer name may be the less precise. Is depression really “unipolar” while manic.

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She explains that she and her first husband are still friends — no hard feelings — and leaves it at that.

The wild impulsive jamisoon, energetic, and crazy one? But, somewhere, this changes. Mania can lead to adventures and funny stories, but it also can incur humility and regret.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

Thank you for your feedback. She writes of the sensation of being “a zebra among the horses”, and the struggles of psychiatry to classify, research and treat. During her first decade on lithium, the drug’s side effects blurred her vision so unqulet she could concentrate only on journal articles or poetry. There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. Get hamison, free shipping with Amazon Prime.


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The inspirational quality of An Unquiet Mind makes it a marvelous read. Kay Jamison 4 87 Jun 06, Set up a giveaway. Jamison is a psychologistand it’s just incredible to hear her describe how her vast stores of knowledge about psychiatric symptoms, and about her own illness, were useless against her mind’s conviction that she’s fine, and not symptomatic, and doesn’t need medication.

The Life of Saul Bellow. There are better books out there. I may get to this soon. I just had the opportunity to re-read this book when it was offered on the Kindle, and I was surprised.

Because I honestly believe that as a result of it I have felt more things, more deeply; had more experiences, more intensely; loved more, and been more loved; laughed unnquiet often for having cried more often; appreciated more the springs, for all the winters; seen the finest and the more terrible in people, and slowly learned the values of caring, loyalty, and seeing things through.

Would love to meet her in real life.

Sensuality is pervasive and the desire to seduce and be seduced is irresistible. But not everyone with bipolar disorder responds well to lithium and Jamison doesn’t really talk about other options. People are often scared that they’ll never be able to have romantic relationships, that they won’t be able to work, that their brains will never function properly.

Unfortunately, I will never get through all her work. Yes, she shows great appreciation for her loved ones and their unflagging support. She was not afraid of admitting that she herself suffered episodes of “madness” — nor did she feel the need to be de-stigmatised by politically correct terminology. Excellent book that helps you delve inside the mind of a person with bipolar disease.


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An Unquiet Mind

Unfortunately, the author seemed to try t I’m still not quite sure what I think of this book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. To kag the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Her professional success as a clinical psychologist coupled with her forthright story helps to diminish the stigma of this serious mental illness that affect many. I listen unnquiet Schubert and Mozart. She made it through a PhD in psychology and became one of the foremost authorities in her field before finally getting the consistent treatment she needed.