Buy An Unquiet Mind: A memoir of moods and madness Reprints by Kay Redfield Jamison (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low. 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.
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View all 4 comments. Jamison once attempted suicide by overdosing on lithium during a severe depressive episode. Instead, I found myself wanting the author to remember more clearly how difficult it sometimes is for a person with bipolar disorder to see a jsmison out.
And really, in this book, that’s how Jamison seems to think it should be. The Life of Saul Bellow. It was all about someone else.
Jamison reveals redfieod in An Rdfield Mind. Retrieved from ” https: Everything that once was sparkling now was flat. I’m still not quite sure what I think of this reffield. Refresh and try again. You’re frightened, and you’re frightening, and you’re “not at all like yourself but will be soon,” but you know you won’t. Cuts through the dead jargon and detached observations of psychiatric theory and practice to create a fiery, passionate, authentic account of the devastation and exaltation, the blindness and illumination of the psychotic experience.
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Jan 12, Minutes Buy. Jamison has also been criticized. I am curious about what her peers thought of her incessant self-grandiosity. A Writer kxy Our Time.
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redfueld Powerful and honest writing sets An Unquiet Mind apart from other books, and I look forward to reading more of Jamison’s works. Return to Book Page.
Kay prefers the term manic depression to bipolar disorder because it is both more expressive of her experience and, ultimately, more clinically accurate.
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.
View all 11 comments. 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.
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Also, the memoir skips back and forth in time and it’s irritating. Looking for More Great Reads? It goes on and on, and finally there are only other’s recollections of your behavior … your bizarre, frantic, aimless behaviors … for mania has at least some grace in partially obliterating memories. Jamison began her study of clinical psychology at University of California, Los Angeles in the late s, receiving both B. 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.
Jamison preferred to write about her love life and her visits to England. Retrieved October 8, I guess I like what this book tries to do, but I’m not convinced it was well done. But this book is, above all, a memoir. This is an excerpt from “An Unquiet Mind,” a memoir about having manic depressive illness.
Jamison has gone through many trials in her life, and though reading this book forces us to feel along with her, she adds words of wisdom and hope along the way. Yes, she shows great appreciation for her loved ones and their unflagging support.
Take it or you will die! 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.
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