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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I may get to this soon. Everything All redfidld Once. Topics Health, mind and body books The Observer. Or the shy, withdrawn, disparate, suicidal, doomed, and tired one? See 1 question about An Unquiet Mind…. It becomes clear through her ordeal that recognizing and accepting the disorder is tantamount to successful treatment, and that denial is a roadmap to hell.

Probably a bit of both, hopefully much that is neither. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against … you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and emerged totally in the blackest caves of the mind.

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison – review

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. My family and friends support me and love me. There is lay particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness, and terror involved in this kind of madness. It recfield a deep and personal inside look at what it’s like to live with manic depression from the unique viewpoint of a brilliant practitioner who has the condition herself – a combination the medical profession has always considered unacceptable.


People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. Return to Book Page. But these experiences carry with them feelings.

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Anyone trying to deny they have this condition even after a positive diagnosis. 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 unqquiet into living with this disease.

You never knew those caves were there.

Jamison writes about childhood, family and work. Such classifications presuppose, she writes, “a distinction between depression and manic-depressive illness — both clinically and etiologically — that is not always clear, or supported by science”. Loading comments… Trouble loading? I work in an academic library therefore I have unlimited access to her work. Her first marriage, for example, ended in perceivable heartbreak when she left her husband on impulse.

This is an excerpt from “An Unquiet Mind,” a memoir about having manic depressive illness. When I Spoke in Tongues. When you’re high it’s tremendous. The wild impulsive chaotic, energetic, and crazy one?


Jamison also dispels the rumor that medicine will numb one’s mind. Peter Duchin and Charles Michener. This well-written memoir covers the various events of Kay’s life, while the illness shapes her life forward. It will never end, for madness carves it’s own reality.

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A compelling work of literature. Jamison kaay everything in An Unquiet Mind. It’s a bit of “thank you for being there,” and a bit of “but for you, I’d be dead.

Open Preview See a Problem? In the 16 years since An Unquiet Mind was first published, no greater book about manic depression — or bipolar disorder — has appeared.

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If my husband had access to the level of care that Jamison has enjoyed throughout her life, he’d probably be doing much better. Sensuality is pervasive and the desire to redfielr and be seduced irresistible. Clinicians and Mental Health Memoirs 7 39 Jan 29, Want to Read saving…. Unfortunately, the author seemed to try too hard, and quite unsuccessfully, to become a writer of creative non-fiction.

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