Ironically, gives a balanced view of both the manic and depressive parts of the illness, while also laying out a straight-forward clinical view. The description of the mania is possibly the best and most accurate I've ever read.
A great memoir to read. Kay Redfield Jamison not only is a foremost authority on manic-Depressive Illness (Bipolar Disorder) but she is also a sufferer. Her insight into the illness is good and her experiences give insight to the illness. One must remember that she is a Dr. so some of the book is a little more dry and medical/pshiatry like rather than it being an easily flowing story. however, I truly enjoyes the book and I think it is one lts of individuals should read. This is also a BookCrossing.com book.
An interesting memoir of a woman's struggle with bipolar disease. Convinced me you can have bipolar disorder, control it, and have a wonderful, succesful life. Recommended for ANYONE struggling with this disease.
This is the best book I've read on being bipolar. It helps one recognize the impulsiveness that goes hand in hand with the disorder. For those unlucky enough to have the disease, you are swept up into articulate recognition of what you need to do. I highly recommend it. It helped a lot, giving me cues to watch for.
I read this book when I was first diagnosed as bipolar, and it helped me come to terms with my diagnosis. It had taken 6 years for the proper diagnosis, and as such, my treatment had never quite matched my illness. This book helped me to understand my behaviors and moods, and helped me understand I wasn't alone. It was a beautifully written poignant memoir for me.
"An Unquiet Mind is a beautiful, funny, original book. Powerfully written, it is a wonderful and important account of mercurial moods and madness. Dr. Jamison comes across as a fiery, witty, and independent woman. I absolutely love this book." -Pan Conroy
an amazing book, couldn't put it down! She write in such an engaging manner that you are immediately drawn into her story and she gives you an understanding that makes the workings of the mind clear. A must read for anyone interested in "disorders" of the mind.
I had to read this for a graduate course and enjoyed it. It gives you all the information you will need to know about Bipolar Disorder but not in a boring way. Would recommend this book especially if you know someone with this mood disorder.
This memoir is good and revealing, and I learned a lot about maniac-depressive illness. I thought it was a bit too long, and that it would have been much improved if the other side of the story had been told concurrently. Bits and pieces were missing, as though she was not ready to truly tell us everything.