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An Unquiet Mind


This work is a personal testimony from Kay Redfield Jamison: the revelation of her struggle with manic depression since adolescence, and how it has ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.715

Great Book

by kdiva07 on Feb 5, 2009

A very informative and personal account of bi-polar disorder. Not very many technical terms,easy and engrossing to read. I could readily identify with many of the author's symptoms and situations. . Very helpful,even shared passages with my therapist. More


Uniquely valuable

by Francesca on Feb 8, 2008

Kay Jamison has the reputation, painfully acquired, of being one of the foremost world experts on Manic-Depression Illness--not only from her brilliant research and clinical experience as a psychologist, but also from her intimate personal experience of the disease. Here is a psychologist telling the ... More


One of the best first-person accounts of bipolar

by Andolini on Sep 20, 2007

This is truly a phenomenal book. Dr. Jamison's description of her fight with manic depression is both wonderfully informative and helpful, especially for anyone who has the crippling disorder. And if you don't, then it will cultivate empathy for this segment of the population. Highly recommended. More

by sjwhaha on Jul 26, 2007

I found this book very interesting and informative. She really takes you into her mind with her, the good, the bad, all of it. More


For anyone trying to understand bipolar disorder

by momsnet on Jul 21, 2007

This book gave a personal account of the author's experience with bipolar disorder. I got insight into what my family member is dealing with in a way that he has not as yet been able to verbalize to me. The description of the struggles from the perspective of a professional in the field who struggles ... More

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