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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness Paperback – January 14, 1997
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Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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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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I love the way Dr. Jamison writes. I am glad I have never had to go through anything as difficult as Bipolar I but she does it with humor and nice alliterations. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Amazon Customer
Whether you suffer from mental illness or know someone who does or have no connection to mental illness whatsoever, specifically Bipolar Spectrum Disorder, please read this book. Read morePublished 8 days ago by Todd O'Neill
Recommended by my therapist. Great book from a first hand account of the disease from a doctor in psychiatry.Published 12 days ago by Shelley
I knew it was used but damaged I didnt know, then again I paid very little for it so I guess u get what you pay for. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
What a great way to learn and understand bipolar and depression. Great read. Required for an Abnormal Psychology class I took in college.Published 20 days ago by karilynn
This seminal book opens up better understanding of the person with bi-polar disorder. Services to this unique group tend to be purely medication when the real solution is in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Ed Hammer