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. Kay Redfield Jamison (born June 22, ) is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Jamison wrote An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness in part to help clinicians see what patients find helpful in therapy. J. Wesley Boyd .

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She literally ‘wrote the book’ on bipolar disorder with co-author Fred Goodwin, M. She has two older siblings, a brother and a sister, who are three years and half a year older, respectively. There are better books out there. Bipolar disorder Depression reviews. There are some wonderful passages in which she borrows from images in poetry and literature, and those, for me, make the book worth reading.

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I wanted to like this book, but it fell so far from my expectations. Jamison once attempted suicide by overdosing on lithium during a severe depressive episode. Buy the Audiobook Download: I think this book may be more useful to friends and family of people with bipolar disorder than those trying to dig their way out from mania or depression. See 1 question about An Unquiet Mind…. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.


Archived from the original on 16 Minc It makes some sense of the confusion, reins in the terrifying thoughts and feelings, returns some control and hope and possibility of learning from it all.

After her diagnosis, unquiiet was put on lithium medicationa common drug used to contain moods. Shyness goes, the right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power to captivate others a felt certainty. The combination of the intensity of her personal life and the intellectual rigor of her professional experience make the book unique. A Memoir of Moods and Madness is a memoir about living with manic depression by Kay Redfield Jamisonwho is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Goodreads helps you keep track of jaimson you want to read. I write little anecdotes revolving around my manic episodes. A compelling work of literature. As an example, she cites Lord Byron and his relatives.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

She explains that she and her first husband are still friends — no hard feelings — and leaves unquite at that. About Kay Redfield Jamison.


Cuts through the dead jargon and detached observations of psychiatric theory and practice to create a fiery, passionate, authentic account of the devastation and exaltation, the blindness and illumination of the psychotic experience. The New York Times.

This is an excerpt from “An Unquiet Mind,” a memoir about having manic depressive illness. Jamison writes about childhood, family and work. All in all, the mediocre writing style made this book a slog. My inner lit snob simply won’t shut up.

An Unquiet Mind

Still, I tend to be unnecessarily harsh when it comes to writing skills. Or the shy, withdrawn, disparate, suicidal, doomed, and tired one? SWF with mood disorder seeks tall, charming, handsome man for lots of passionate lovemaking; must be compassionate, understanding, and artistic.

The General Theological Seminary. Kay Redfield Jamison herself endured the dangerous highs of euphoria mixed with the lows of depression. She continued to struggle in college at UCLA.