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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness By Kay Redfield Jamison An Unquiet Mind A Memoir of Moods and Madness The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatmen

  • Title: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
  • Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
  • ISBN: 9780679763307
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness By Kay Redfield Jamison The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments.
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    1. stephanie on said:

      i was reading some reviews of the book written by people that disliked this i just want to say, that for a person suffering from mental illness, the fact that you know jamieson s full CV and her academic struggles is important it s of a look, she was wildly successful, and dealing with this illness, and she finally came to terms with it, and now she s okay and still wildly successful i also want to say how brave it was for her to write this under her own name it does a lot to irradicate the sti [...]

    2. Lizzy on said:

      I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide An Unquiet Mind A Memoir of Moods and Madness is an honest and profoundly dramatic memoir that reveals the challenges and sufferings faced by people that suffer from bipolar disorder Kay Redfield Jamison herself endured the dangerous highs of euphoria mixed with the lows of depression Her professional success as a clinical psychologist coupled with her fort [...]

    3. Jessica on said:

      A lot of people seem to have a negative reaction to this book, which I totally get I didn t find Jamison a particularly likable person, and this wasn t great literature, though it did go down fast and smooth.Be that as it may, I ve strongly recommended An Unquiet Mind several times, and I can t judge it by the normal standards that I apply to most books I see An Unquiet Mind as performing a specific and vital function, at which I think it succeeds extremely well that is, Jamison s memoir does a [...]

    4. Belinda on said:

      Just ran across this review of An Unquiet Mind that I wrote a couple of years ago January 2009 As I go back through blog posts, Twitter feeds, book reviews, etc it amazes me how difficult a time I was having and how I was paying NO attention to that whatsoever It was all about someone else And really, in this book, that s how Jamison seems to think it should be.I just had the opportunity to re read this book when it was offered on the Kindle, and I was surprised I seemed to remember it as being [...]

    5. Tia on said:

      An autobiography of a brilliant woman who suffered from manic depression she resists the watered down label bipolar because she thinks it hides the essential nature of the disease 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 Just seeing how she was able to achieve such professional success while privately dealing with such hellish, frightening moments of near insanity is enough to be ma [...]

    6. rachelmisfiticus on said:

      So far about half way done1 star for her vanity and pretension 5 stars because of the taxidermic fox3 stars being a calculated average UPDATE Perhaps I have been corrupted by the reviews I read before finishing this book however, I am still trying to wash Kay Redfield Jamison s self haughtiness out of my mind I think that the first chapter and the last chapter are the only ones with any weight Chapter one is about Jamison s childhood and specifically, her manic father The second chapter is sudd [...]

    7. Meaghan on said:

      This was overrated I learned very little about what it s like to actually have manic depression Dr Jamison preferred to write about her love life and her visits to England She glossed over her suicide attempt and the only description of hospitalization is that of one of her patients Also, the memoir skips back and forth in time and it s irritating There are better books out there.

    8. Britta on said:

      I m still not quite sure what I think of this book It was recommended to me by a therapist thinking I would be interested as someone with bipolar disorder 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 What I found was much different.This book is labeled a memoir, and the writing style and content certainly fit the label Unfortunately, the author seemed to try too h [...]

    9. jo on said:

      just re read this for class maybe i ll post a a review later for now, though, i raised my four star rating to five the ways in which KRJ thinks about mental illness are not always congenial with mine, but this is a brave, beautifully written, and still very powerful book, many such memoirs later REVIEW 3 12 11i m not going to research this, but i think this was one of the first candid memoirs of mental disorder coming from someone famous mainstream in the US and published by a major publisher it [...]

    10. Julie Ehlers on said:

      I read An Unquiet Mind because I wanted to learn about bipolar disorder I remember all the attention this book received when it first came out, and it was recommended to me by than one person, so I was somewhat baffled by how little I enjoyed reading it Don t get me wrong I wasn t expecting a memoir about bipolar disorder to be some kind of party But I think I may have read too many beautiful memoirs by poets and novelists to be particularly impressed by the workmanlike writing in this one I d [...]

    11. Andy on said:

      Think of this book as an autobiography and you can t go wrong Kay Redfield Jamison hardly needs an introduction here her life and work stand for themselves She literally wrote the book on bipolar disorder with co author Fred Goodwin, M.D called, simply enough, Manic Depressive Illness So this book, An Unquiet Mind, is not a clinical study of bipolar disorder It is a deep and personal inside look at what it s like to live with manic depression from the unique viewpoint of a brilliant practitioner [...]

    12. Lisa Vegan on said:

      I really enjoyed this book It s incredibly well written The author She s truly brilliant She comes across as completely honest and she allows herself to be vulnerable in the telling of her story, which makes her exceedingly likeable Kay Redfield Jamison is a psychiatrist, an authority on bipolar disorder, and suffers from the condition herself And she s written a terrific book about bipolar disorder and her life experience And no, I m not using too much hyperbole

    13. Inge on said:

      If you have bipolar illness, this book will help you to forgive yourself for everything that has gone awry if you do not, it will perhaps show how a steely tenacity can imbue disasters with value, a capacity that stands to enrich any and every life.

    14. Violetta on said:

      There s no easy way to tell other people you have a manic depressive illness if there is, I haven t found itI am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide Me too, Kay Me too There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness When you re high it s tremendous The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars, and you follow them until you fi [...]

    15. Greg on said:

      Beautiful book by a beautiful mind I have had people with bipolar disorder in my life, and I believe that I understand their joys and sorrows a bit better after readingAn Unquiet Mind Jamison has apparently been very diligent about making sure her co workers know about her manic depression, so that her patients always come first, but as a professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital, it was still very courageous of her to come out about her struggles.An Unquiet Mind is also notable for the poetry of Jami [...]

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