In fact, argues Kay Redfield Jamison in An Unquiet Mind, the newer name may be the less precise. Is depression really “unipolar” while manic. Ecerpt from Kay Redfield Jamison’s “An Unquiet Mind,” a memoir of having manic depressive illness. The An Unquiet Mind Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, by Kay Redfield Jamison An Unquiet Mind begins with a narrative of Dr. Jamison and a colleague running around, physically.
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‘An Unquiet Mind’
If you’ve ever looked at the world and thought it was so full of ,ay things that you couldn’t sleep for days, or alternatively, if you’ve ever spent days just imagining every single living thing on the earth dying slowly I believe she actually describes compulsively thinking of this during high schoolthen the feelings aren’t that new.
A Memoir of Moods and Madness is a memoir about living with manic depression by Kay Redfield Jamisonwho is a clinical psychologist and professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
About Kay Redfield Jamison. View all 5 comments.
Normal people are not always boring. Who is being too polite to say what? I write little anecdotes revolving around my manic episodes. She provides, by quoting many instances from her personal and professional life, a unique and in fact a beautiful point of view about this illness – It is wonderful to be intense and feel deeper, because that’s how one can get more out of life and this world. I guess I like what this book tries to do, but I’m not convinced it was well done. Due to the source of the suggestion and the author of the book, an expert on and individual with bipolar disorder, I expected some practical insight mamison living with this disease.
Jamison ja,ison a psychologistand it’s just incredible to hear her describe how her vast stores of knowledge about psychiatric symptoms, and about her own illness, were useless against her mind’s conviction that she’s fine, and not symptomatic, and doesn’t need medication.
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View all 4 comments. May 03, Minnd rated it liked it Recommends it for: It was recommended to me by a therapist thinking I would be interested as someone with bipolar disorder. Jamison writes about childhood, family and work. I’m not so sure. The Shadow in the Garden. She glossed over her suicide attempt and the only description of hospitalization is that of one of her patients.
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison
View all 18 comments. She also gives clear insight into why people may resist taking medicine that dulls their manic moments, because they may feel so much more alive, productive, and vibrant during these spells.
But I think I may have read too many beautiful memoirs by poets and novelists to be particularly impressed by the workmanlike writing in this one. When you’re high it’s tremendous. Jul 05, stephanie rated it it was amazing Shelves: LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. It will never end, for madness carves it’s own reality.
I absolutely love this book. If even one person found in this book a story that helped her carry on and succeed in putting together a satisfactory life, the book would be worth its ink in gold.
But, always, it is where I rwdfield believed – or have learned to believe – that I might someday be able to contend with all of this.
May 27, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kay Redfield Jamison is a psychiatrist, an authority on bipolar disorder, and suffers from the condition herself. Order by newest oldest recommendations. She shares her family history, her scholarly successes, her romantic relationships, and how her bipolar disorder affected all of those facets in her life.
First published inthis book highlights Jamison’s bravery: But I think I may have read too many beautiful memoirs by poets and novelists to be particularly impressed by the workmanlike writing in I read An Unquiet Mind because I wanted to learn more about bipolar disorder. Jamison acknowledges the stigma against mental illness, and she shows how she overcame it through her passion and dedication to the field of mental health.
I read An Unquiet Mind because I wanted to learn more about bipolar disorder. But, redtield is boring.
Feb 18, Julie Ehlers rated it it was ok Shelves: Published October by Vintage first published September 18th Clinicians and Mental Health Memoirs. I am curious about what her peers thought of her incessant self-grandiosity.
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison – review
But, somewhere this changes. Jamison sets an example of courage. You never knew those caves were there. They might think that they ought to, and they might even try, but you know and they know that you are tedious beyond belief: Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence, and euphoria pervade one’s marrow.
I really enjoyed this book. View all 21 comments. T he cultural and medical shift that changed the meaningfully descriptive term “manic depression” into the quasi-mechanistic “bipolar disorder” did nothing to make our understanding of mental illness more precise.
I use lots of adjectives, such as black and bleak, to describe my depression.