An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

By | March 21, 2018
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness Author Kay Redfield Jamison
ISBN-10 0679763309
ISBN-13 9780679763307
Year 0000-00-00
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORIn her bestselling classic An Unquiet Mind Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness Dr Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depressive bipolar illness she has also experienced it firsthand For evenwhile she was pursuing her career in academic medicine Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees episodes of violence and an attemptedsuicide Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candor vividness and wisdoma deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives

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