An Unquiet Mind

📒An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

Book Title : An Unquiet Mind
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2009-01-21
Pages : 240
ISBN : 0307498484
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

An Unquiet Mind Summary : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒Nothing Was The Same by Kay Redfield Jamison

Book Title : Nothing Was the Same
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2009-09-15
Pages : 256
ISBN : 9780307273130
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Nothing Was the Same Summary : Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself.

📒Exuberance by Kay R. Jamison

Book Title : Exuberance
Author : Kay R. Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2005
Pages : 405
ISBN : 9780375701481
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Exuberance Summary : 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.

📒Night Falls Fast by Kay Redfield Jamison

Book Title : Night Falls Fast
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011-01-12
Pages : 448
ISBN : 0307779890
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Night Falls Fast Summary : 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

📒Touched With Fire by Kay Redfield Jamison

Book Title : Touched With Fire
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Free Press
Release Date : 1996-10-18
Pages : 384
ISBN : 068483183X
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Touched With Fire Summary : 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.

Book Title : Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire
Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Knopf
Release Date : 2017
Pages : 532
ISBN : 9780307700278
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire Summary : 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. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness-Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter. With this new material and a psychologist's deep insight, Jamison delivers a bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was-both despite and because of mental illness-a passionate, original observer of the human condition.

📒A Shining Affliction by Annie G. Rogers

Book Title : A Shining Affliction
Author : Annie G. Rogers
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 322
ISBN : 0140240128
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Shining Affliction Summary : 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.

Book Title : An Unquiet Mind
Author :
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Release Date : 2012
Pages :
ISBN : OCLC:1091195741
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

An Unquiet Mind Summary : 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 by Emily Martin

Book Title : Bipolar Expeditions
Author : Emily Martin
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 2009-02-08
Pages : 370
ISBN : 9780691141060
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Bipolar Expeditions Summary : 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.

📒Beloved Demons by C. Anthony Martignetti

Book Title : Beloved Demons
Author : C. Anthony Martignetti
Publisher :
Release Date : 2013
Pages : 226
ISBN : 0988230011
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Beloved Demons Summary : In his follow-up to Lunatic Heroes, Martignetti sheds all defenses to reveal the viscera of a mind shaped by the dark and confusing forces of his childhood. This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti's adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative. From the cascade of memories and emotions triggered by an accidental butterfly killing in "Cocoon Talk," to the homicidal impulses prompted by a visit to his boyhood home in "Sign," from the heartbreaking to the hilarious musings inspired by beloved pets in "Mochajava" and "Dog," and throughout the uncensored sexcapades of "Mad," "The Wild," and "Feast of the Hungry Ghost," Martignetti's colloquial, humorous, and intimate style will keep you riveted, crack you open, enthrall and embrace you with an honesty normally reserved for not even the closest of friends.