An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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....

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Title:An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Author:Kay Redfield Jamison
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Genres:Psychology
ISBN:An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:223 pages pages

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness Reviews

  • Lisa Vegan
    Aug 30, 2007
    I really enjoyed this book. It?s incredibly well written. The author: She?s truly brilliant. She comes across as completely honest and she allows herself to be vulnerable in the telling of her story, which makes her exceedingly likeable. Kay Redfield Jamison is a psychiatrist, an a...
  • stephanie
    Jul 05, 2007
    i was reading some reviews of the book written by people that disliked this. i just want to say, that for a person suffering from mental illness, the fact that you know jamieson's full CV and her academic struggles is important. it's more of a - look, she was wildly successful, and...
  • Tia
    Oct 03, 2007
    An autobiography of a brilliant woman who suffered from manic depression (she resists the more watered down label "bipolar" because she thinks it hides the essential nature of the disease.) She made it through a PhD in psychology and became one of the foremost authorities in her field ...
  • jo
    Aug 09, 2007
    just re-read this for class. maybe i'll post a a review later. for now, though, i raised my four-star rating to five. the ways in which KRJ thinks about mental illness are not always congenial with mine, but this is a brave, beautifully written, and still very powerful book, many such ...
  • Belinda
    Feb 02, 2009
    Just ran across this review of "An Unquiet Mind" that I wrote a couple of years ago (January 2009). As I go back through blog posts, Twitter feeds, book reviews, etc., it amazes me how difficult a time *I* was having... and how I was paying NO attention to that whatsoever. It was all a...
  • Andy
    Aug 28, 2007
    Think of this book as an autobiography and you can't go wrong. Kay Redfield Jamison hardly needs an introduction here; her life and work stand for themselves. She literally 'wrote the book' on bipolar disorder with co-author Fred Goodwin, M.D. called, simply enough, "Manic-Depressive I...
  • Jessica
    May 03, 2009
    A lot of people seem to have a negative reaction to this book, which I totally get. I didn't find Jamison a particularly likable person, and this wasn't great literature, though it did go down fast and smooth. Be that as it may, I've strongly recommended An Unquiet Mind several time...
  • Meaghan
    Dec 06, 2008
    This was overrated. I learned very little about what it's like to actually have manic-depression; Dr. Jamison preferred to write about her love life and her visits to England. She glossed over her suicide attempt and the only description of hospitalization is that of one of her patient...
  • rachel  misfiticus
    Mar 09, 2011
    So far... about half way done... 1 star for her vanity and pretension 5 stars because of the taxidermic fox 3 stars being a calculated average **UPDATE** Perhaps I have been corrupted by the reviews I read before finishing this book; however, I am still trying to wash...
  • أروى
    Jul 08, 2008
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  • Britta
    Jan 01, 2008
    I'm still not quite sure what I think of this book. It was recommended to me by a therapist thinking I would be interested as someone with bipolar disorder. Due to the source of the suggestion and the author of the book, an expert on and individual with bipolar disorder, I expected som...
  • Alanoud
    May 28, 2009
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  • Thomas
    May 27, 2014
    In her bold autobiography An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison details her struggle with bipolar disorder in the midst of her career as a clinical psychologist. First published in 1994, this book highlights Jamison's bravery: with such a prestigious academic position and a CV full of ...
  • Greg
    Jul 23, 2016
    Beautiful book by a beautiful mind. I have had people with bipolar disorder in my life, and I believe that I understand their joys and sorrows a bit better after reading An Unquiet Mind. Jamison has apparently been very diligent about making sure her co-workers know about her mani...
  • Julie Ehlers
    Feb 18, 2016
    I read An Unquiet Mind because I wanted to learn more about bipolar disorder. I remember all the attention this book received when it first came out, and it was recommended to me by more than one person, so I was somewhat baffled by how little I enjoyed reading it. Don't get me wrong--...
  • Sama
    Aug 24, 2012
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    Nov 12, 2012
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  • Inge
    Mar 31, 2016
    ?If you have bipolar illness, this book will help you to forgive yourself for everything that has gone awry; if you do not, it will perhaps show how a steely tenacity can imbue disasters with value, a capacity that stands to enrich any and every life.? ...
  • mai ahmd
    Jan 09, 2012
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    Nov 29, 2012
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    Oct 25, 2012
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    Jan 04, 2013
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    Jul 21, 2013
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  • Muhammad Elmoghazy
    Apr 24, 2018
    ??? ???????? ???????? ????? ????? Bipolar Affective Disorder ?? ???? ????? ????????? Manic Depressive Illness ??? ??? ???? ?????? ???? ???? ?.??????? ??????: ?? ?????? ???? ????? ??...
  • Violetta
    Jun 22, 2017
    "There's no easy way to tell other people you have a manic-depressive illness; if there is, I haven't found it...I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide." Me too, Kay. Me too. "T...
  • Lizzy
    Aug 27, 2016
    ?I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide.? An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness is an honest and profoundly dramatic memoir that reveals the challenges and sufferings fac...
  • ||Swaroop||
    Aug 01, 2018
    I doubt sometimes whether a quiet & unagitated life would have suited me -- yet I sometimes long for it. ~Byron The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast you first must make it beautiful. An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness is a memoir about liv...
  • فقيرة  لربها
    Aug 25, 2017
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    Aug 04, 2017
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    Jul 21, 2017
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