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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness Paperback – January 14, 1997
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In Touched with Fire, Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatrist, turned a mirror on the creativity so often associated with mental illness. In this book she turns that mirror on herself. With breathtaking honesty she tells of her own manic depression, the bitter costs of her illness, and its paradoxical benefits: "There is a particular kind of pain, elation, loneliness and terror involved in this kind of madness.... It will never end, for madness carves its own reality." This is one of the best scientific autobiographies ever written, a combination of clarity, truth, and insight into human character. "We are all, as Byron put it, differently organized," Jamison writes. "We each move within the restraints of our temperament and live up only partially to its possibilities." Jamison's ability to live fully within her limitations is an inspiration to her fellow mortals, whatever our particular burdens may be. --Mary Ellen Curtin
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Jamison's memoir springs from her dual perspective as both a psychiatric expert in manic depression and a sufferer of the disease.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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A worthwhile, fascinating, and recommended book.
Me myself being bipolar this was a wonderful read but I found it extremely insightful for family members who suffer from other psychiatric disorders listed above and no not afraid to admit in a review that I am bipolar, after all isn't this exactly what you are looking for in purchasing a book such as this, whom uses it and benefits from it?
I suggest buying a copy not only to read but this is one to keep on the shelves when you need to read it again through uncertain or emotional times that can be trying at best.
I highly recommend this book and purchasing it through this buyer as their shipping time was just as great as the book itself.