An Unquiet Mind has ratings and reviews. stephanie said: i was In her bold autobiography An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison details her. 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.
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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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required.
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Customers who bought this item also bought. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Manic-depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. A Journey Out of the Torment of Madness. The Center Cannot Hold: My Journey Through Madness. With vivid prose and wit, she takes us into the fascinating and dangerous territory of this form of madness – a world in which one pole can be the alluring unquet land ruled by what Byron called the “melancholy star of the imagination,” and the other a desert of depression and, all too frequently, death.
Johns Hopkins psychiatry professor Jamison, whose Touched with Fire addressed the link between manic-depressive rexfield and creativity, offers a poignant and powerful memoir of her own struggles with and triumphs over the disease. Her story suggests that, yes, with lithium as regulator, psychotherapy as sanctuary, professional support and love, manic-depressive illness can be managed.
The illness is often genetic, and Jamison’s exuberant but depressive father was a portent.
Her first wave of mania came in high school, but college was a struggle marked by violent moods and passions, and grad school pushed her over the edge. During her first decade on lithium, the drug’s side effects blurred her vision so that she could concentrate only on journal articles or poetry. Eventually she attempted suicide. The author’s traumas helped drive her academic passions; her work also led her to a happy marriage.
She has not had children of her own and raises eloquent? Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details File Size: Vintage; 1 edition January 16, Uamison Date: January rdefield, Sold by: Is this feature helpful? Thank you for your feedback.
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Showing of 1, reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I’ve read several books on bipolar disorder and this is one of the best. To be clear, this book does not offer suggestions on how to manage the disorder or detailed descriptions of the symptoms.
I would recommend reading other books mnd that information and then read this one. Jamison does explain some of the terminology but it’s mostly focused on her personal experiences. For example, lithium works very well for Jamison and she repeatedly talks about how important it is in jamlson her bipolar.
But not everyone with bipolar disorder responds well to lithium and Jamison doesn’t really talk about other options. That’s okay for a memoir like this; I just wouldn’t recommend starting here. Its more important to know what to expect first and then dive into excellent memoirs like this ny. As the wife of a person newly diagnosed with bipolar, I found Jamison’s story both reassuring she is functioning really well now and terrifying it took her a long time to accept the diagnosis and longer to accept taking meds consistently.
A very good read. Incredibly heartbreaking but hope-filled memoir about manic depressive illness. I now feel as if I can face my illness head on and face it without fear, with knowledge stored in my mind from this book. Compassion and expertise combined with personal redfild makes this one of the best books I have read about this illness I share with the author. I had to read this book for one of my college classes. It’s about pages, and I read it from start to finish in a couple hours.
So it goes to show that it was interesting and entertaining enough to keep me from putting it down, even though I had two more weeks to finish the book. Some parts of it seem oddly written, almost silly, almost less like a professional novel and more like you’re listening to someone casually talk.
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However, it was intriguing and truly a window into the mind of someone facing mental illness. A completely different perspective than learning about mental illnesses in a textbook style manner.
I would have liked slightly more details of the episodes thoughts, feelings, experiences etc. I am trying desperately to understand what my child experiences. Ive read enough to be terrified for him but I want jamoson more detailed description.
I liked the perspective from a life long researcher of the illness combined with self experience. I unqjiet amend this book to anyone jamuson to further understand as I want how it feels to go through this, how to explain it to those around you and why they need to know. It is so important for those around that are caring for someone with this illness to know what to look for and what to do when they see things that need to be taken care of!! Empathy I believe is easier for people to feel when they have a basic understanding of an issue.
I unquier continue my search for more information, I believe there is always something new to learn, something new to try! There is no cure, but there is hope for a fulfilling life with happiness! I loved this book.
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Interesting and informative, but so much more. Kay Jamison has a mine life, and her description of her academic and personal life and how all of it has been affected by her illness has been a pleasure to read. This is a very brave and personal memoir and no doubt has and will benefit many sufferers of bipolar disease and those who love them. I chose to read this book because of the number of people in my life who have this type of challenge.
It met my expectations and helped me to develop greater redgield and empathy for others who have this condition. Excellent book that helps you delve inside bg mind of a person with bipolar disease. I originally found this book through doing a college report in a psychology class and I’ve ksy out this book dozens of times since when I come across someone dealing with bipolar disease either personally or through friends and family.
The book taught me empathy and compassion for what others are going through. The author gives you the most incredible and authentic perspective of this mental illness. She gives you both the patient’s perspective because she has it and she gives you the clinical perspective in ways the average person can understand.
She takes you on her personal journey sharing the way a yb mind thinks including her outright denial of the disease in her own mind for decades. Redgield explains how she was diagnosing people with the disease while denying the existence of jammison in her mind.
Once she accepts the diagnosis she takes you right with her as she explains what the medications do the mind and why people don’t want to take them. She also explains the professional risk of coming forward with this information. This book is a fast gy read and you come out with a new appreciation of jamisob in general. Poetic and lyrical, this book was hard to put down. Jamison description of her own bipolar disease should be read by anyone who is in close contact with a person with BPD.
I learned so much from this account even though I am an ‘old’ retired nurse who spent 3 months of my nursing education at a student at a state mental hospital shortly before the deinstitutionalization movement occurred, casting mentally ill people on the streets without a support network. I thought I knew what BPD was all about, but this book opened my eyes to the difficulty a person with BPD has with drug effects and loss of energy and creativeness that is present in the hypomanic stages.
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