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. Ecerpt from Kay Redfield Jamison’s “An Unquiet Mind,” a memoir of having manic depressive illness.

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The rest of the book can be recycled. I would agree that it takes courage to share such personal experiences with others, but do it right. Also, the memoir skips back and forth in time and it’s irritating.

Quotes from An Unquiet Mind: Which of the me’s nuquiet me? She also studied zoology and neurophysiology as an undergraduate at the University of St. I learned very little about what it’s like to actually have manic-depression; Dr.

A vibrant and engaging account of the life, love and experience of a woman, a therapist, an academic, and a patient.

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They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: Overall, highly recommended for those searching for a book about bipolar disorder or mental health in general. LitFlash The eBooks you uqnuiet at the lowest prices.

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An Unquiet Mind

Jamison once attempted suicide by overdosing on lithium during a severe depressive episode. The New York Times. Shyness goes, the right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others a felt certainty.


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‘An Unquiet Mind’

Due to the source of the suggestion and the author of the book, an expert on and individual with bipolar disorder, I expected some practical insight into living with this disease.

Her first marriage, for example, ended in perceivable heartbreak when she left her husband on impulse.

Clinicians and Mental Health Memoirs 7 39 Jan 29, Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament is Jamison’s exploration of how bipolar disorder can run in artistic or high-achieving families. And I am, by nature, too mercurial to be anything but deeply wary of the grave unnaturalness involved in any attempt to exert too much control over essentially uncontrollable forces.

The writing is clear and beautiful, the descriptions accurate, the interior world she evokes is furiously alive. Her seminal works among laypeople are her memoir An Unquiet Mindwhich details her experience with severe mania and depressionand Night Falls Fast: 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.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Anyone trying to deny they have this condition even after a positive diagnosis. Jan 01, Britta rated it liked it. SWF with mood disorder seeks tall, charming, handsome man iamison lots of passionate lovemaking; must be compassionate, understanding, and artistic. The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast you first must make it beautiful.

Jamison reveals everything in An Unquiet Mind. The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars, and you follow them until you find better and brighter ones. Just seeing how she was able to achieve such professional success while privately dealing with unquiwt hellish, frightening moments of near insanity is enoug An autobiography of a brilliant woman who suffered from manic depression mamison resists the more watered down label “bipolar” because she thinks it hides the essential nature of the disease.


Have I mentioned I am spectacular?! In her bold autobiography An Redfielr MindKay Redfield Jamison details her struggle with bipolar disorder in the midst of her career as a clinical psychologist. Jamison wrote An Unquiet Mind: What seriously complicates my opinion of this book, however, is whether the author intended to give hope to individuals with bipolar depression.

Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence, and euphoria pervade one’s marrow.

Everything previously moving with the grain is now against … you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and emerged totally in the blackest caves of the mind. Blood of the Liberals. We jnquiet experiencing technical difficulties. Kay prefers the term manic depression to bipolar disorder because it is both more expressive of her experience and, ultimately, more clinically accurate.

Volatility and passion, although often more romantic and enticing, are not intrinsically preferable to a steadiness of experience and feeling about another jamisoh nor are they incompatible.