An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307498489
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Release: 2009-01-21
Editor: Vintage
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness. Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. For even while she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients, as her disorder launched her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide. Here Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, revealing both its terrors and the cruel allure that at times prompted her to resist taking medication. An Unquiet Mind is a memoir of enormous candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author: Kay R. Jamison
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0679763309
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Release: 1996
Editor: Random House of Canada
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Pages: 223
ISBN: 0330346504
Available:
Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author recounts her own personal struggle with manic-depression and how it has shaped her life.

Night Falls Fast

Night Falls Fast
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Pages: 448
ISBN: 9780307779892
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Release: 2011-01-12
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.

Exuberance

Exuberance
Author: Kay R. Jamison
Pages: 405
ISBN: 9780375701481
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Release: 2005
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of joy and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival.

Touched With Fire

Touched With Fire
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Pages: 384
ISBN: 068483183X
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Release: 1996-10-18
Editor: Free Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

Robert Lowell Setting the River on Fire

Robert Lowell  Setting the River on Fire
Author: Kay R. Jamison,Thomas A. Traill
Pages: 532
ISBN: 9780307700278
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Knopf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work"--

Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind

Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind
Author: Theresa Hammond
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781105675614
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Release: 2012
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: un

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A Shining Affliction

A Shining Affliction
Author: Annie G. Rogers
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0140240128
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Release: 1996
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the midst of her work with Ben, a severely disturbed five-year-old, Annie is hospitalized with her own breakdown and must finally uncover where her history of childhood terror overlaps with Ben's and learn how her work in the field of psychotherapy involves great risks and great gifts.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1091195741
Available:
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From Kay Redfield Jamison - an international authority on manic-depressive illness, and one of the few women who are full professors of medicine at American universities - a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic-depression, and how it has shaped her life. Vividly, directly, with candor, wit, and simplicity, she takes us into the fascinating and dangerous territory of this form of madness - a world in which one pole can be the alluring dark land ruled by what Byron called the "melancholy star of the imagination," and the other a desert of depression and, all too frequently, death. A moving and exhilarating memoir by a woman whose furious determination to learn the enemy, to use her gifts of intellect to make a difference, led her to become, by the time she was forty, a world authority on manic-depression, and whose work has helped save countless lives.

Madness

Madness
Author: Marya Hornbacher
Pages: 315
ISBN: 9780547348193
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Release: 2009-04-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the vein of An Unquiet Mind comes a storm of a memoir that will take you deep inside bipolar disorder and change everything you know. When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disorder. In Madness, in her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, she takes us inside her own desperate attempts to counteract violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage—where bipolar always beckons—is at the center of this brave and heart-stopping memoir. Madness delivers the revelation that Hornbacher is not alone: millions of people in America today are struggling with a variety of disorders that may disguise their bipolar disease. And Hornbacher's fiercely self-aware portrait of her own bipolar as early as age four will powerfully change, too, the current debate on whether bipolar in children actually exists. New York Times“Humorous, articulate, and self-aware…A story that is almost impossible to put down.”— “With the same intimately revelatory and shocking emotional power that marked [Wasted], Hornbacher guides us through her labyrinth of psychological demons.”—Elle

Bipolar Expeditions

Bipolar Expeditions
Author: Emily Martin
Pages: 370
ISBN: 9780691141060
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Release: 2009-02-08
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bipolar Expeditions' is an ethnographic inquiry into mania and depression in their American cultural and historical contexts. The text explores the complex darkness and stigma associated with those deemed 'mad.

Manic Depressive Illness

Manic Depressive Illness
Author: Frederick K. Goodwin,Kay Redfield Jamison
Pages: 1262
ISBN: 9780195135794
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Release: 2007-03-22
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This long-awaited second edition of Manic-Depressive Illness will exhaustively review the biological and genetic literature that has dominated the field in recent years, and incorporate cutting-edge research conducted since publication of the first edition. Drs. Frederick Goodwin and Kay Redfield Jamison have updated their surveys of psychological and epidemiological evidence, as well as that pertaining to diagnostic issues, course, and outcome, and they offer practical guidelines for differential diagnosis and clinical management. This book will be a valuable addition to the libraries of psychiatrists and other physicians, psychologists, clinical social workers, neuroscientists, pharmacologists, and the patients and families who live with manic-depressive illness.

Brilliant Madness

Brilliant Madness
Author: Patty Duke
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780307572769
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Release: 2010-01-13
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In her revealing bestseller Call Me Anna, Patty Duke shared her long-kept secret: the talented, Oscar-winning actress who won our hearts on The Patty Duke Show was suffering from a serious-but-treatable-mental illness called manic depression. For nearly twenty years, until she was correctly diagnosed at age thirty-five, she careened between periods of extreme euphoria and debilitating depression, prone to delusions and panic attacks, temper tantrums, spending sprees, and suicide attempts. Now in A Brilliant Madness Patty Duke joins with medical reporter Gloria Hochman to shed light on this powerful, paradoxical, and destructive illness. From what it's like to live with manic-depressive disorder to the latest findings on its most effective treatments, this compassionate and eloquent book provides profound insight into the challenge of mental illness. And though Patty's story, which ends in a newfound happiness with her cherished family, it offers hope for all those who suffer from mood disorders and for the family, friends, and physicians who love and care for them.

Manic

Manic
Author: Terri Cheney
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780061747281
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Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An attractive, highly successful Beverly Hills entertainment lawyer, Terri Cheney had been battling debilitating bipolar disorder for the better part of her life—and concealing a pharmacy’s worth of prescription drugs meant to stabilize her moods and make her "normal." In explosive bursts of prose that mirror the devastating mania and extreme despair of her illness, Cheney describes her roller-coaster existence with shocking honesty, giving brilliant voice to the previously unarticulated madness she endured. Brave, electrifying, poignant, and disturbing, Manic does not simply explain bipolar disorder—it takes us into its grasp and does not let go.

Everything to Live For

Everything to Live For
Author: Turia Pitt,Libby Harkness
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780143781769
Available:
Release: 2017-04-03
Editor: Random House Australia
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Everything to Live For is the story of one young woman's survival against extraordinary odds, a testament to the human spirit. In September 2011, Turia Pitt, a beautiful 25-year-old mining engineer working her dream job in the far north of Western Australia, entered an ultra-marathon race that would change her life forever.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Author: Kay R. Jamison
Pages: 223
ISBN: OCLC:1151679129
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Release: 1996
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Mind Without a Home

Mind Without a Home
Author: Kristina Morgan
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9781616494605
Available:
Release: 2013-09-03
Editor: Hazelden Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Experience the inner world of a woman with schizophrenia in this brutally honest, lyrical memoir. Have you ever wondered what it is like in the mind of a person with Schizophrenia? How can one survive day after day unable to distinguish between one’s inner nightmares and the everyday realities that most of us take for granted? In her brutally honest, highly original memoir, Kristina Morgan takes us inside her head to experience the chaos, fragmented thinking, and the startling creativity of the schizophrenic mind. With the intimacy of private journal-like entries and the language of a poet, she carries us from her childhood to her teen years when hallucinations began to hijack her mind and into adulthood where she began abusing alcohol to temper the punishing voices that only she could hear. This is no formulaic tale of tragedy and triumph: We feel Kristina’s hope as she pursues an education and career and begins to build strong family connections, friendships and intimacy—and her devastation as the insistent voices convince her to throw it all away, destroying herself and alienating everyone around her. Woven through the pages of her life are stories of recovery from alcoholism and the search for her sexual identity in relationships with both women and men. Eventually, her journey takes her to a place of relative peace and stability where she finds the inner resources and support system to manage her chronic illnesses and live a fulfilling life.

You ll Get Over It

 You ll Get Over It
Author: Virginia Ironside
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780141928333
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Release: 1997-04-24
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The death of a loved one is the most traumatic experience any of us face. No two people cope with it the same way: some cry while others remain dry-eyed; some discover growth through pain, others find arid wastes; some feel angry, others feel numb. Virginia Ironside deals with this complicated and sensitive issue with great frankness and insight, drawing on other's people's accounts as well as her own experiences.

The Dowry

The Dowry
Author: Margaret Culkin Banning
Pages: 314
ISBN: UCAL:$B86287
Available:
Release: 1955
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Conflict develops when a wife's income surpasses that of her husband.