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An Unquiet Mind (Kay Redfield Jamison) - Book Review

Mere Mortals Book Reviews

What is it like to have bipolar disorder? 'An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness' is a biography by Kay R. Jamison, a doctor/psychologist who researches this very topic and who also is afflicted with the same disorder. Previously known as manic depression, it is a mental disorder with a strong genetic component that results in intense mood swings with little ability of regulation. She tells of the highs and lows, public perception/misconceptions and the necessity of those afflicted to take their medication.I summarised the book as follows. "I was interested in this book as I wanted to read more about the subjective experience of depression. While the book does touch upon this issue, it is mostly an account of the life of the author and how she handled (or did not handle) living with a mental disorder that severely effected her life. For me it was a little boring as I was looking for something different, but it is always useful to get an honest first person account of something I will likely never experience myself."I hope you have a fantastic day wherever you are in the world. Kyrin out!If you would like to support the channel, you can grab yourself a copy of the book here! https://amzn.to/3A8B2UYTimeline:(0:00) - Synopsis(4:48) - Social stigma & public reception(9:20) - Signs and manifestations of the disorder(11:39) - Personal Observations(13:17) - Summary(16:00) - Pragmatic Takeaway: Be less judgemental!Connect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

16mins

13 Feb 2021

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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison

Book Insights Podcast

* Dr Kay Redfield Jamison, one of the leading authorities on manic depression (or bipolar disorder),  has written extensively about the often perplexing psychiatric illness, and also about its links with creativity.  * In An Unquiet Mind she unites these strands in a courageous and gripping memoir, revealing her own experiences of living with manic depression.   * Jamison details the incredible highs and the devastating lows.  * The complex relationship with the lithium medication she is prescribed. * Her unique perspective in treating patients suffering from the same condition. 2:45 Part One: Defining Manic Depression 11:50 Part Two: A Battle with Lithium 19.46 Part Three: The Others HEAR THE FULL INTERVIEWS MENTIONED IN TODAY'S EPISODE HERE: "Manic Depression And Mania, Kay Jamison :: DNA Learning Center". Dnalc.Org, 2019, https://www.dnalc.org/view/15372-Manic-depression-and-mania-Kay-Jamison.html. Accessed 26 Jan 2019. "Understanding The Experience Of A Manic Depressive, Kay Jamison :: DNA Learning Center". Dnalc.Org, 2019, https://www.dnalc.org/view/15370-Understanding-the-experience-of-a-manic-depressive-Kay-Jamison.html. Accessed 26 Feb 2019. "Support For People With Bipolar | Kay Redfield Jamison". Youtube, 2014, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMaPc9-JCiQ. Accessed 26 Feb 2019. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO BOOK INSIGHTS. READY FOR MORE LEARNING? Get unlimited access to our entire collection of Book Insights on over 100 nonfiction bestsellers with a subscription at http://memod.com/insights Please keep in mind that the information provided in or through our Book Insights episodes is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for advice given by qualified professionals, and should not be relied upon to disregard or delay seeking professional advice. Full Title: An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness Year of Publication: 1995 Book Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

29mins

3 Jun 2020

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Kay Redfield Jamison Discusses Bipolar Illness - Ep 19

Podcast Against Disease

Kavita and Cody sit down with Dr. Kay Jamison, author of "An Unquiet Mind" and numerous other works of popular press and academic literature. By sharing her own experience with bipolar illness, she has made an enormous impact in raising awareness and combating discrimination against people with psychiatric conditions.

36mins

20 Jan 2020

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Kay Redfield Jamison discusses 'Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire'

The Seattle Public Library - Author Readings and Library Events

The best-selling author of "An Unquiet Mind" now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness--Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter. With this new material and a psychologist's deep insight, Jamison delivers a bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was--both despite and because of mental illness--a passionate, original observer of the human condition.Kay Redfield Jamison is a professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as an honorary professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of the national best sellers "An Unquiet Mind," "Night Falls Fast," and "Touched with Fire." She is coauthor of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness and author or coauthor of more than one hundred scientific papers about mood disorders, creativity, and psychopharmacology. Dr. Jamison, the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, is a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.

1hr 5mins

4 Oct 2019

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Exchanges at the Frontier: 01Mar14 - Kay Redfield Jamison

World Questions

The Psychiatrist Kay Redfield Jamison is a world leading specialist in bipolar disorder, and suffers from the condition herself. She shares her unique perspective with A.C.Grayling and an audience at Wellcome Collection, London.

49mins

1 Mar 2014

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Kay Redfield Jamison on Understanding Suicide

Big Ideas (Audio)

Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison on Understanding Suicide. Her lecture, drawing on research from her book, Night Falls Fast, was delivered at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto in the year 2000. It first aired on Big Ideas on February 3, 2001.

53mins

30 Apr 2012

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Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison on battling depression

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio)

Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison is the author of "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness." In it, she reveals she suffers from manic depression, which resulted in an attempted suicide. She describes her struggle with depression whilst maintaining a professional and personal life. (Originally aired December 1995)

25mins

23 Jun 2011

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Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison on battling depression

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)

Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison is the author of "An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness." In it, she reveals she suffers from manic depression, which resulted in an attempted suicide. She describes her struggle with depression whilst maintaining a professional and personal life. (Originally aired December 1995)

25mins

23 Jun 2011

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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison on depression and suicide

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Video)

Psychiatrist Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, one of the world's foremost authorities on bi-polar disorders, from which she herself suffers talks about depression and suicide, including her own attempt to end her life.

26mins

12 Nov 2010

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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison on depression and suicide

Allan Gregg in Conversation (Audio)

Psychiatrist Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, one of the world's foremost authorities on bi-polar disorders, from which she herself suffers talks about depression and suicide, including her own attempt to end her life.

26mins

12 Nov 2010

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