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.
This is a first-person account of bipolar disorder written by a psychiatrist specializing in such mood disorders. Well written, insightful for those who live with people who have mental challenges.
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.
Great book to learn about manic depression from one who experienced it 1st hand as well as is a professor at John Hopkins.