An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author by: Kay Redfield Jamison
Release: 2009-01-21
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307498489
Language: un
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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.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author by: Kay R. Jamison
Release: 2011-08-01
Editor: Picador USA
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0330528076
Language: un
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Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive illness. She has also experienced it first-hand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients. An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candour, courage, wit and wisdom, which examines manic depression from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and its cruel allure. First published fifteen years ago, it remains the definitive book on manic depression. 'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty' Oliver Sacks 'Affecting, honest, touching' Will Self

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author by: Kay Redfield Jamison
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0330346504
Language: un
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The author recounts her own personal struggle with manic-depression and how it has shaped her life.

Night Falls Fast

Night Falls Fast
Author by: Kay Redfield Jamison
Release: 2011-01-12
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307779892
Language: en
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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.

Exuberance

Exuberance
Author by: Kay R. Jamison
Release: 2005
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9780375701481
Language: en
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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.

Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire

Robert Lowell  Setting the River on Fire
Author by: Kay R. Jamison,Thomas A. Traill
Release: 2017
Editor: Knopf
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9780307700278
Language: en
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"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"--

Touched With Fire

Touched With Fire
Author by: Kay Redfield Jamison
Release: 1996-10-18
Editor: Free Press
Pages: 384
ISBN: 068483183X
Language: en
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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.

Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind

Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind
Author by: Theresa Hammond
Release: 2012
Editor: Lulu.com
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781105675614
Language: un
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A Shining Affliction

A Shining Affliction
Author by: Annie G. Rogers
Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0140240128
Language: en
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In the midst of her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old, Annie is hospitalized with her own breakdown and must finally uncover where her history of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and learn how her work in the field of psychotherapy involves great risks and great gifts.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author by: Anonim
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1091195741
Language: un
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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.

Bipolar Expeditions

Bipolar Expeditions
Author by: Emily Martin
Release: 2009-02-08
Editor: Princeton University Press
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780691141060
Language: en
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Bipolar Expeditions' is an ethnographic inquiry into mania and depression in their American cultural and historical contexts. The text explores the complex darkness and stigma associated with those deemed 'mad.

Brilliant Madness

Brilliant Madness
Author by: Patty Duke
Release: 2010-01-13
Editor: Bantam
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307572769
Language: en
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In her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna, Patty Duke shared her long-kept secret: the talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but-treatable-mental illness called manic depression. For nearly twenty years, until she was correctly diagnosed at age thirty-five, she careened between periods of extreme euphoria and debilitating depression, prone to delusions and panic attacks, temper tantrums, spending sprees, and suicide attempts. Now in A Brilliant Madness Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From what it's like to live with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge of mental illness. And though Patty's story, which ends in a newfound happiness with her cherished family, it offers hope for all those who suffer from mood disorders and for the family, friends, and physicians who love and care for them.

Madness

Madness
Author by: Marya Hornbacher
Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9780547348193
Language: en
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In the vein of An Unquiet Mind comes a storm of a memoir that will take you deep inside bipolar disorder and change everything you know. When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disorder. In Madness, in her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, she takes us inside her own desperate attempts to counteract violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage—where bipolar always beckons—is at the center of this brave and heart-stopping memoir. Madness delivers the revelation that Hornbacher is not alone: millions of people in America today are struggling with a variety of disorders that may disguise their bipolar disease. And Hornbacher's fiercely self-aware portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will powerfully change, too, the current debate on whether bipolar in children actually exists. New York Times“Humorous, articulate, and self-aware…A story that is almost impossible to put down.”— “With the same intimately revelatory and shocking emotional power that marked [Wasted], Hornbacher guides us through her labyrinth of psychological demons.”—Elle

Manic

Manic
Author by: Terri Cheney
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780061747281
Language: en
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An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life—and concealing a pharmacy’s worth of prescription drugs meant to stabilize her moods and make her "normal." In explosive bursts of prose that mirror the devastating mania and extreme despair of her illness, Cheney describes her roller-coaster existence with shocking honesty, giving brilliant voice to the previously unarticulated madness she endured. Brave, electrifying, poignant, and disturbing, Manic does not simply explain bipolar disorder—it takes us into its grasp and does not let go.

Everything to Live For

Everything to Live For
Author by: Turia Pitt,Libby Harkness
Release: 2017-04-03
Editor: Random House Australia
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780143781769
Language: en
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Everything to Live For is the story of one young woman's survival against extraordinary odds, a testament to the human spirit. In September 2011, Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her dream job in the far north of Western Australia, entered an ultra-marathon race that would change her life forever.

Manic Depressive Illness

Manic Depressive Illness
Author by: Frederick K. Goodwin,Kay Redfield Jamison
Release: 2007-03-22
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 1288
ISBN: 9780199727681
Language: en
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The revolution in psychiatry that began in earnest in the 1960s led to dramatic advances in the understanding and treatment of manic-depressive illness. Hailed as the most outstanding book in the biomedical sciences when it was originally published in 1990, Manic-Depressive Illness was the first to survey this massive body of evidence comprehensively and to assess its meaning for both clinician and scientist. It also vividly portrayed the experience of manic-depressive illness from the perspective of patients, their doctors, and researchers. Encompassing an understanding about the illness as Kraeplin conceived of it- about its cyclical course and about the essential unity of its bipolar and recurrent unipolar forms- the book has become the definitive work on the topic, revered by both specialists and nonspecialists alike. Now, in this magnificent second edition, Drs. Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison bring their unique contribution to mental health science into the 21st century. In collaboration with a team of other leading scientists, a collaboration designed to preserve the unified voice of the two authors, they exhaustively review the biological and genetic literature that has dominated the field in recent years and incorporate cutting-edge research conducted since publication of the first edition. They also update their surveys of psychological and epidemiological evidence, as well as that pertaining to diagnostic issues, course, and outcome, and they offer practical guidelines for differential diagnosis and clinical management. The medical treatment of manic and depressive episodes is described, strategies for preventing future episodes are given in detail, and psychotherapeutic issues common in this illness are considered. Special emphasis is given to fostering compliance with medication regimens and treating patients who abuse drugs and alcohol or who pose a risk of suicide. This book, unique in the way that it retains the distinct perspective of its authors while assuring the maximum in-depth coverage of a vastly expanded base of scientific knowledge, will be a valuable and necessary addition to the libraries of psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and the patients and families who live with manic-depressive illness.

The Dowry

The Dowry
Author by: Margaret Culkin Banning
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 314
ISBN: UCAL:$B86287
Language: en
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Conflict develops when a wife's income surpasses that of her husband.

The Quiet American

The Quiet American
Author by: Graham Greene
Release: 2010-10-02
Editor: Random House
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781409017400
Language: en
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Discover Graham Green’s prescient political masterpiece ‘The novel that I love the most is The Quiet American’ Ian McEwan Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch. But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the greater good, or something altogether more complicated? WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZADIE SMITH **One of the BBC’s 100 Novels That Shaped Our World**

Mad Like Me

Mad Like Me
Author by: Merryl Hammond Phd
Release: 2018-03
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 286
ISBN: 1928177204
Language: en
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Mad Like Me: Travels in Bipolar Country takes you through one woman's life and her struggles with bipolar disorder. Her fearless honesty in retelling events helps to demystify a much misunderstood mental illness, and to humanize the people it affects. This book is a testimony to hope and to a family that stood by her through both the pain and the triumph of her story at the end. A must-read for therapists, psychiatrists, patients working through recovery, and for families who may need insight into what it is truly like to have bipolar disorder.

Bipolar Disorder Demystified

Bipolar Disorder Demystified
Author by: Lana R. Castle
Release: 2003-01
Editor: Da Capo Press
Pages: 426
ISBN: 1569245584
Language: en
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Offers a guide to the nature of bipolar disorder, discussing symptoms, treatment, and the factors that complicate its diagnosis.