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Unfortunately, the author seemed to try too hard, and quite unsuccessfully, to become a writer of creative non-fiction. Ships from and sold by Everglades Bookstore.

Unfortunately, the author seemed to try too hard, and quite unsuccessfully, to become a writer of creative non-fiction. She also gives clear insight into why people may resist taking medicine that dulls their manic moments, because they may feel so much more alive, productive, and vibrant during these spells.

I never talk about my manic-depressive illness. In order to contend with it, I first had to know it in all of its moods and infinite disguises, understand its real and imagined powers. She then found her calling in psychology. Jamison has also been criticized. View all 11 comments. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

Wesley Boyd, an Assistant Professor at the Department of Psychiatry at Tufts University’s School of Medicine, wrote, “Jamison’s description [of the debt she owed her psychiatrist] illustrates the importance of merely being present for our patients and not trying to soothe them with platitudes or promises of a better future.

Brian Koehler, January 2. If you’ve ever looked at the world and thought it was so full of amazing things that you couldn’t sleep for days, or alternatively, if you’ve ever spent days just imagining every single living thing on the earth dying slowly I believe she actually describes compulsively thinking of this during high schoolthen the feelings aren’t that new. Refresh and try again. As I go back through blog posts, Twitter feeds, book reviews, etc. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.


Yes, she shows great appreciation for her loved ones and their unflagging support. People are often scared that they’ll never be able to have romantic relationships, that they won’t be able to work, that their brains will never function properly. Clinical psychology Electroconvulsive therapy Involuntary commitment Light therapy Psychotherapy Transcranial magnetic stimulation Cognitive behavioral therapy Dialectical behavior therapy.


The Acknowledgements section states that Goodwin “received unrestricted educational grants to support the production of this book from Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bristol Meyers Squibb, Forest, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and Sanofi”, but that although Jamison has “received occasional lecture honoraria from AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, and Eli Lilly” she “has received no research support from any pharmaceutical or biotechnology company” and donates her royalties to a non-profit foundation.

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.

Feelings of ease, intensity, power, well-being, financial omnipotence, and euphoria pervade one’s marrow. Wrong email jamisoon or username. I just had the opportunity to re-read this book when it was offered on the Kindle, and I was surprised. I seemed to remember it as being immensely insightful the first time I read it, but consider that that was immediately after my husband’s initial bipolar 1 diagnosis.


Jamison is a psychologistand it’s just incredible to hear her describe how her vast stores of knowledge about psychiatric symptoms, and about her own illness, were useless against her mind’s conviction that she’s fine, and not symptomatic, and doesn’t need medication.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Want to Read saving…. Kay speaks simply of her problem: Jamison wrote An Unquiet Mind: Jamison has given visiting lectures at a number of different institutions while maintaining her professorship at Hopkins. Understanding Suicideproviding historical, religious, and cultural responses to suicideas well as the relationship between mental illness and suicide.

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This seems to me of tremendous value. All in all, the mediocre writing style made this book a slog. 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. This page was last edited on 30 Septemberat