An Unquiet Mind

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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With an introduction by Andrew Solomon 'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty.' Oliver Sacks I was used to my mind being my best friend. Now, all of a sudden, my mind had turned on me: it mocked me for my vapid enthusiasms; it laughed at all of my foolish plans; it no longer found anything interesting or enjoyable or worthwhile. Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression (bipolar disorder) - and has experienced its terrors and cruel allure first-hand. While pursuing her career in medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic lows that afflicted many of her patients. From her jubilant childhood to the disquiet that has dominated her adult life, she charts a journey through her own mind, and those of others. An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doctor and patient, the healer and the healed. A classic memoir of enormous candour and courage, it teems with the wit and wisdom of its creator.

An Unquiet Mind

Author: Kay R. Jamison

Publisher: Random House of Canada

ISBN: 9780679763307

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 223

View: 4246


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.

Summary of Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind

Author: Everest Media

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669349683

Category: Psychology

Page: 25

View: 4616


Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I was born into a family of pilots. I grew up listening to the sounds of planes taking off and landing, which always filled me with excitement. I loved the vastness of the sky, and I was a part of those who loved the vastness of the sky. #2 I idolized my older brother, who was the eldest of the three of us children, and was always willing to help me out. I felt protected by his presence. #3 My sister and I had very happy childhoods, and we were always surrounded by love and support. She had a very active imagination and was a talented artist, while I was the quiet one who loved to listen to music. #4 My father, who was a professor of physics at UCLA, was extremely generous and charismatic. He gave me a bracelet inscribed with words from Michael Faraday, which were inscribed over the physics building at UCLA.

An Unquiet Mind

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780330346504

Category: Manic-depressive illness

Page: 223

View: 1598


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

Literary Non-Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion

Author: Sally Cline,Midge Gillies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474268315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 1957


Literary Non-Fiction: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in a wide range of genres, from travel writing to feminist polemic and writing on nature, history, death, friendship and sexuality. Part 1 explores the full range of genres and asks the question: what is literary non-fiction? Part 2 includes tips by such bestselling literary non-fiction writers as: Lisa Appignanesi, Rosemary Bailey, Gillian Beer, Bidisha, Lizzie Collingham, William Dalrymple, Stevie Davies, Colin Grant, Rahila Gupta, Philip Hoare, Siri Hustvedt, Alice Kessler-Harris, Barry Lopez, Richard Mabey, Robert Macfarlane, Sara Maitland, Neil McKenna, Caroline Moorehead, Susie Orbach, Jennifer Potter, Susan Sellers, Dava Sobel, Diana Souhami, Dale Spender, Francis Spufford, Daniel Swift, Colin Thubron, Natasha Walter, Sara Wheeler and Simon Winchester. Part 3 offers practical advice - from planning and researching to writing a proposal and finding an agent or a publisher when your work is complete.

Mad Muse

Author: Jeffrey Berman

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1789738075

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

View: 764


Many of the well-respected scholarly studies of autobiographical writing have little or nothing to say about mental illness. This book uncovers the mysterious relationship between mood disorders and creativity through the lives of seven writers, demonstrating how mental illness is sometimes the driving force behind creativity.

Absolutely Nothing

Author: Darielys Tejera

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1462811604

Category: Self-Help

Page: 238

View: 8028


The purpose of this book is to give hope to those going through the same situation as Ms. Tejera once did. To put out something in which people can relate to, to have others be aware that suicide does occur, it does happen and no one is alone in it. Some people have gifts while others have to find their meaning. I realized my gifts and found my purpose which was to help someone else. There for I decided to write this book. I think that is why we are all here, the purpose we serve in our life through some time or another, through some way, shape or form is to save someone else whether you know it or not.

Nada En Absoluto

Author: Darielys Tejera

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456866516

Category: Self-Help

Page: 229

View: 5002


El propósito de este libro es, fundamentalmente, dar esperanza a aquéllos que atraviesan por la misma situación que una vez vivió la autora Darielys Tejera. Pretende además sacar a la luz una historia con la cual el lector pueda identificarse, y crear una conciencia entre los demás de que el suicidio sí ocurre, y que cuando ocurre, la víctima nunca está sola porque hay muchos que pasan por lo mismo. A algunos se les dan talentos, mientras que otros tienen que encontrar por sí solos su razón de ser. Mis talentos los descubrí. Mi razón de ser la tuve que buscar hasta que la encontré. Mi razón de ser era y es ayudar a otros. Por eso decidí escribir este libro. Creo que todos estamos en este mundo para, en un momento u otro, de una manera o otra, salvar a alguien, aunque no siempre tengamos conciencia de ello.