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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Shyness goes, the right words and gestures are suddenly there, the power jamiwon captivate others a felt certainty. Return to Book Page. Wright Brothers, Wrong Story. I learned very little about what it’s like to actually have manic-depression; Dr.
An Unquiet Mind
Instead of delving into her relationships that were injured by her bipolar disorder, she glosses over them. It will never end, for madness carves its own reality.
But, ineffably, psychotherapy heals. Want to Read saving…. That is not just a statement of the obvious but an indispensable clinical fact.
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Just seeing how she was able to achieve redield professional success while privately dealing with such hellish, frightening moments of near insanity is enough to be massively impressed. View all 16 comments. Feb 18, Julie Ehlers rated it it was ok Shelves: May 03, Jessica rated it liked it Recommends it for: This frustrated me extremely and made it difficult to actually finish the book.
It seems to have been written more FOR herself than about herself, if that makes sense–it reads as very personal and cathartic. Jamison is 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. Mar 09, rachel misfiticus rated it it was ok.
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Powerfully written, it is a wonderful and important account of mercurial moods and madness. Actually, a lot of the most annoying and boring parts of this book — e.
She writes about relationships and lovers and how “sex became too intense for pleasure and during it I would feel my mind encased by black lines of light that were terrifying to me”.
Quotes from An Unquiet Mind: But, normal is boring. Jamison, writing mimd the mids, says she felt personally affronted by the term “bipolar”. Then there’s couples therapy, because this disease puts a mighty strain on a marriage.
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In the 16 years since An Unquiet Mind was first published, no greater book about manic depression — or bipolar disorder — has appeared.
If someone close to you has a mental illness, read this book, and they will feel less alone.
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 Rexfield School of Medicine. It is also tiresome. Jamison literally risked her medical career by publishing this book. Aug 27, Lizzy rated it really liked it Shelves: