An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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Picador, 1997 - Biography & Autobiography - 223 pages
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This work is a personal testimony from Kay Redfield Jamison: the revelation of her struggle with manic depression since adolescence, and how it has shaped her life. The book follows her through college, a love affair, her battle with the illness, bouts of madness, violence and attempted suicide.

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Author is distant & difficult to relate to

User Review  - sjk324 - Overstock.com

One of my doctors recommended this book, but I really didn't learn much from reading it. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone trying to better understand bipolar disorder. Kay Jamison literally ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ania - Goodreads

Anyone even a litle unstable will relate to this book, and probably become convinced that they are bipolar. But that is a personal way to start. This book irritated me. Well written, albeit showy, her ... Read full review

About the author (1997)

Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison was born on June 22, 1946. She received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is considered one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of numerous books including An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness; Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide; and Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.

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