An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind

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.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-01-21
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9780307498489


An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind

The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Kay R. Jamison
Publisher : Random House of Canada
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 223 Pages
ISBN : 0679763309


An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind

The author recounts her own personal struggle with manic-depression and how it has shaped her life.

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Genre : Manic-depressive illness
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher :
Release : 1996
Total Pages : 223 Pages
ISBN : 0330346504


Night Falls Fast

Night Falls Fast

From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-01-12
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9780307779892


Touched With Fire

Touched With Fire

The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1996-10-18
Total Pages : 384 Pages
ISBN : 9781439106631


Winston Churchill Portrait Of An Unquiet Mind

Winston Churchill Portrait Of An Unquiet Mind

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War Two. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the second person to be recognized as an Honorary Citizen of the United States. During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame and notoriety as a war correspondent and through contemporary books he wrote describing the campaigns. He also served briefly in the British Army on the Western Front in World War One, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. At the forefront of the political scene for almost fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. After losing the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition. In 1951 he again became Prime Minister, before finally retiring in 1955. Upon his death, the Queen granted him the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world.This unique images title contains many rare and unpublished photographs of Churchill throughout his military and political career.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Andrew Norman
Publisher : Casemate Publishers
Release : 2012-07-19
Total Pages : 224 Pages
ISBN : 9781781598061


Exuberance

Exuberance

Explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of joy and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival.

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Genre : Psychology
Author : Kay R. Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2005
Total Pages : 405 Pages
ISBN : 9780375701481


Poetic Ramblings Of An Unquiet Mind

Poetic Ramblings Of An Unquiet Mind

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Author : Theresa Hammond
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2012
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781105675614


Robert Lowell Setting The River On Fire

Robert Lowell Setting The River On Fire

"In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work"--

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Genre : PSYCHOLOGY
Author : Kay R. Jamison
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2017
Total Pages : 532 Pages
ISBN : 9780307700278


An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind

From Kay Redfield Jamison - an international authority on manic-depressive illness, and one of the few women who are full professors of medicine at American universities - a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic-depression, and how it has shaped her life. Vividly, directly, with candor, wit, and simplicity, she takes us into the fascinating and dangerous territory of this form of madness - a world in which one pole can be the alluring dark land ruled by what Byron called the "melancholy star of the imagination," and the other a desert of depression and, all too frequently, death. A moving and exhilarating memoir by a woman whose furious determination to learn the enemy, to use her gifts of intellect to make a difference, led her to become, by the time she was forty, a world authority on manic-depression, and whose work has helped save countless lives.

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Release : 2012
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1091195741