In fact, argues Kay Redfield Jamison in An Unquiet Mind, the newer name may be the less precise. Is depression really “unipolar” while manic. 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 . Johns Hopkins psychiatry professor Jamison, whose Touched with Fire addressed the link between manic-depressive illness and creativity, offers a poignant.

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What seriously complicates my opinion of this book, however, is whether the author intended to give hope to individuals with bipolar depression. Jamison sets jammison example of courage.

This one does fascinate me though: View all 16 comments. I’d recommend this book to people who could relate somewhat to the author, who need to know that they can recover from mental illness.

Jamison has also been criticized.

We are experiencing technical difficulties. Would love to meet her in real life. View all 11 comments. Aug 27, Lizzy rated it really liked it Shelves: People are often scared that they’ll never be able to have romantic relationships, that they won’t be able to work, that their brains will never function properly.


Kay Redfield Jamison in This will help us understand ourselves and also ‘be there’ for our loved ones when needed. A Memoir of Moods and Madness in part to help clinicians see what patients find helpful in therapy.

Also by Kay Redfield Jamison. I never talk about my manic-depressive illness. 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.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

I wanted to like this book, but it fell so far from my expectations. I’m still not quite sure what I think of this book. 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.

Powerful and honest writing sets An Unquiet Mind apart from other books, and I look forward to reading more of Jamison’s works. I see An Unquite Mind ujquiet performing a specific and vital function, at which I think it succeeds extremely well: View all 12 comments.

An Unquiet Mind

I write little anecdotes revolving around my manic episodes. And really, in this book, that’s how Jamison seems to think it should be.

More about Kay Redfield Jamison. Kay Redfield Jamison born Jamion 22, is an American clinical psychologist and writer who is one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder. She mentions President Theodore Roosevelt as an example. She was distinguished lecturer at Harvard University in and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in I’m not so sure.


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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison – review

I guess I like unqiuet this book tries to do, but I’m not convinced it was well done. Here is a sum up of the book: 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. I may get to this soon.