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The New York Times. Overall, highly recommended for those searching for a book about bipolar disorder or mental health in general. TusQuets February Language: Customers who bought this item also bought. Also, the memoir skips back and forth in time and it’s irritating.

But if I could, if I didn’t fear it would color me in such a wild, frightening way, I would talk about it the way Kay Redfield Jamison does. I write little anecdotes revolving around my manic episodes.

Jamison once attempted suicide by overdosing on lithium during a severe depressive episode. But these experiences carry with them feelings.

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. If you have a uha or any affective disorder, read this book, and you will feel vindicated.

It will never end, for madness carves it’s own reality. Jamison is redundant and self-centered.

In Night Falls FastJamison dedicates a chapter to American public policy and public opinion as it relates to suicide. It seems to have been written more FOR herself than about herself, if that makes sense–it reads as very personal and cathartic.


Her struggle with schools, relationships and her inner critic. In her study Exuberance: Throughout Jamison’s career she has won numerous redffield and published jamisson one hundred academic articles. It’s a bit of “thank you reffield being there,” and a bit of “but for you, I’d be dead.

Their romance is detailed in her memoir Nothing Was the Same. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Let’s get real–love is difficult enough for experienced literary authors to write about well; for someone who’d written only scholarly material up to this point, it was clearly too much of a challenge, and the result was cringeworthy.

Views Read Edit View history. People cannot abide being around you when you are depressed. It is also tiresome.

She mentions President Theodore Roosevelt as an example. This well-written memoir covers the various events of Kay’s life, while the illness shapes her life forward.

It seems to have been written more FOR herself than about herself, if that makes senseā€”it inquietta as very personal and cathartic. University of St Andrews. Understanding Suicideproviding historical, religious, and cultural responses to suicideas well as the relationship between mental illness and suicide.

I seemed to remember it as being immensely insightful the first time I read it, but consider that that was immediately after my husband’s initial bipolar 1 diagnosis. Jamison wrote An Unquiet Mind: I work in an academic library therefore I have unlimited access to her work. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. I found myself highly skeptical of the author’s management of the illness considering her unlimited access to psychiatric treatment and information from experts.


As someone in the “caretaker” role, to use Jamison’s own terminology, I found the message of the memoir a bit burdensome. Showing of 2 reviews. Jan 01, Britta rated it liked it. A very poignant first hand account of the una mente inquieta kay redfield jamison with bipolar disorder from a clinical psychologist who studies and treats the disorder.

Jamison wrote An Unquiet Mind: As it is, we receive financial assistance from our physicians, to lower our co-pay, so that he can see a therapist not an MD, but a psychologist once a week, and even that’s a burden. There are better books out there. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. I’m still not quite sure what I think of this book.

And I am, by nature, too mercurial to be anything but deeply wary of the grave unnaturalness involved in any attempt to exert too much control over essentially uncontrollable forces.

Kay Redfield Jamison

May 27, Thomas rated it it was amazing Shelves: The second So far Still, I tend to be unnecessarily harsh when it comes to writing skills. Home Windows Apps Una mente inquieta kay redfield jamison pdf. Jamison preferred to write about her love life and her visits to England. This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat Aug 27, Lizzy rated it really liked it Shelves: