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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness Paperback – January 14, 1997
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This book contains her life story, told from the point, not just of a disease sufferer, but also from the standpoint of a healer. Dr. Jamison is both. As a psychotherapist & professor of psychiatry, not only did she write a definitive book on the treatment of manic-depressive illness, but she also suffers from the disease herself.
We read her first-person account of how the disease snuck into her life. How parts of it were seductive and alluring, how she enjoyed having the extra energy, the industry; but also how that energy would turn to mania, would be damaging. Then we learn how dark, how bleak the downs could be. She exposes her struggle with medication, how she felt it limited her, how difficult it was to find and maintain the correct dose. We learn about the impact of her disease on her relationships.
She examines the path of manic-depressive illness in her life and paints a picture for the reader. One cannot put this book down without being touched. If you, or somebody you know, suffers from a mood disorder, this book is =REQUIRED= reading. If you would like a deep insightful read, not only will you enjoy this book, but you'll come away from it with a new appreciation for living with a chemically balanced brain.
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Not too bad. Gave some insight into bipolar that I hadn't thought about beforePublished 55 minutes ago by Sara Ring
Excellent read. I am a health care professional and work in the field of psychiatry.rPublished 4 days ago by John D. Harris Jr
This has changed my mind and heart about our daughter's illness. No longer is her's a character problem. Read morePublished 9 days ago by susan draper
A beautiful, intimate and a bit romantic book. I really enjoyed it.Published 11 days ago by Amazon Customer
Poetic and lyrical, this book was hard to put down. Jamison description of her own bipolar disease should be read by anyone who is in close contact with a person with BPD. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Cooperstown nana