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Publisher Description

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR

In 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 even while 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 attempted suicide.

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 wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
1995
September 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
7.9
MB

Customer Reviews

Liz121 ,

Bipolar bible

This book is incredible. Anyone who is living w bipolar disorder or knows someone close to them has bipolar needs to read this book. It sheds light on what it feels like and means to be bipolar. It changed my life and my treatment.

Bun Brrabbid Lop ,

An Unquiet Mind

Held my interest. First book of this subject for me. The author explained everything that she went through very well. New author to me... Kay Redfield Jamison — I plan on reading more of her books!
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Brittmckit89 ,

Accurate & eloquent

A close friend recommended this book to me when she felt that I might have bipolar disorder. Reading it now for the second time makes me realize how this book and my friend saved my life. If not for the pair I may have been stuck in a whirlwind of self destructive mood swings indefinitely. It's a must read for anyone who's curious about the illness, whether it effects them or not.

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