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An Unquiet Mind : A Memoir of Moods and Madness
An Unquiet Mind A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
As a founder of UCLA's Affective Disorder Clinic and a co-author of a standard medical text, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison may be the foremost authority on manic-depressive illness.??She is also one of its survivors.??And it is this dual perspective -- as healer and healed -- that makes Jamison's memoir so lucid, learned, and profoundly affecting. — E...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780679763307
ISBN-10: 0679763309
Publication Date: 1/14/1995
Pages: 240
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4 stars, based on 231 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 13
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.
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Helpful Score: 7
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.
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Helpful Score: 6
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.
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Helpful Score: 5
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.
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Great book to learn about manic depression from one who experienced it 1st hand as well as is a professor at John Hopkins.
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This memoir is the real-life story of a woman with manic-depression (bipolar disorder) and the way it impacts her life. It is dramatic, funny, poetic, sad, and beautiful all at the same time.
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Great view from the other sside.
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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.


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