An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir Of Moods And Madness

January 14, 1997|
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir Of Moods And Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
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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.

KAY REDFIELD JAMISON is a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as an honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind, Night Falls Fast, and Touched with Fire. She is coauthor of the standard medical t...
Title:An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir Of Moods And MadnessFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 7.98 X 5.15 X 0.61 inShipping dimensions:240 pages, 7.98 X 5.15 X 0.61 inPublished:January 14, 1997Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0679763309

ISBN - 13:9780679763307

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