: Una Mente Inquieta (Spanish Edition) () by Kay Redfield Jamison and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible. Kay Redfield Jamison (born June 22, ) is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Her work has centered on bipolar disorder, which she has had since. Kay Redfield Jamison hardly needs an introduction here; her life and work stand . Kay Redfield Jamison is a psychiatrist, an authority on bipolar disorder, and.

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She was distinguished lecturer at Harvard University in and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Life is too lay, too constantly changing, to be anything but what it is.

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

The ideas and feelings are fast and frequent like shooting stars, and you follow them until you find better and brighter ones. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Kay Redfield Jamison Publisher: People in that position need reassurance that being mentally ill doesn’t mean you’re inquietta or stupid or doomed to become some pathetic and useless zombified shuffler.

As I go back through blog posts, Twitter feeds, book reviews, etc. This seems to me of tremendous value.

Kay Redfield Jamison – Wikipedia

In a Larry King Live interview she said of bipolar disorder, “We have known for hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of years that it is genetic”, but the most that could have been known was that it sometimes ran in families, and even in modern scientific studies the extent of genetic rdefield environmental influences is debated.


University of St Andrews. She then found her calling in psychology. What seriously complicates my opinion of this book, however, is whether the author intended to give hope to individuals with bipolar depression. Her writing, while full of emotion, maintains a professionalism and intelligence that never speaks down to the reader.

Mania can lead to adventures and funny stories, but it also can incur humility and regret.

A Memoir of Moods and Madness is an honest and profoundly dramatic memoir that reveals the challenges and sufferings faced by people that suffer from bipolar disorder. But these experiences carry with them feelings.

Kay Redfield Jamison

Oct 03, Tia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Jamison is redundant and self-centered. Vincent Millay, William James quote.

I didn’t think the book flowed well at all, and I just didn’t care enough about Jamison to be riveted by tales of her getting tenure, opening up a new clinic, and, most painfully, engaging in romantic relationships. She has ridden the extreme mania highs and suffered the almost deadly depressions and tells her story inquiera eloquence, humour and authority. To ask other readers questions about An Unquiet Mindplease sign up. SWF with mood disorder seeks tall, charming, handsome man for lots of passionate lovemaking; must be compassionate, understanding, and artistic.

There will always be propelling, disturbing elements, and they will be there until, as Lowell put it, the watch is taken from the wrist.


An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

I don’t know–I’m conflicted this time around. I just had the opportunity to re-read this book when it was offered on the Kindle, and I was surprised. It’s just such a great illustration of how intelligence and knowledge aren’t assets at all — and might even be liabilities — when it comes to understanding and accepting one’s own psychiatric disorder. She explains that she and her first husband are still friends — no hard feelings — and leaves it at that. Everything previously moving with the grain is now against– you are irritable, angry, frightened, uncontrollable, and enmeshed totally in the blackest caves of the mind.

I seemed to remember it as being immensely insightful the first time I read it, but consider that that was jamiwon after my husband’s initial bipolar 1 diagnosis. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paperbackpages. About Kay Redfield Jamison.

This book is labeled a memoir, and the writing style and content certainly fit the label. Return to Book Page.