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An Unquiet Mind
An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness | Kay Redfield Jamison
WITH A NEW PREFACE BY THE AUTHORIn 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 evenwhile 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 attemptedsuicide.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 wisdoma deeply powerful book that has both transformed and saved lives.From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Clint
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Read through this pretty quickly. I enjoyed it very much and learned from her personal story and insightful reflections.

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One_With_Books

My friend recommended me this book. Who else has read this and what are your thoughts?

Clint I finished it tonight and really enjoyed it. 5mo
One_With_Books I‘m reading it finally and its very good! 5mo
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Butterflyamore
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Kay Redfield Jamison candid memoir about her moods, which vacillate between utter darkness and #wildones due to manic depression, was a very powerful read!

#songsofsummer @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

I will be writing a full review for this tomorrow so you can look for it on my page: https://www.facebook.com/abookishbutterfly/

Or follow me on Goodreads! (Link in profile).

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CuriousG
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Waiting rooms suck, but a bag with half a dozen books is the way to go. My mind definitely matches the title today!

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Wannabe_Quijote
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#airport reading

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Wannabe_Quijote
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Harvard Coop lunch break

Blaire Nice. Love the coop! I loved in Somerville/Cambridge for 7 years (college and law school) and love the area so much. 1y
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jmofo
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Not “just” a #JustABookSwap !!! Stacy, unsurprisingly you are too kind (and also read me like a book 😬)! Thank you for your thoughtfulness. I‘m sorry I didn‘t check my mail for days. The poems will be my new bed time poem book (Hafiz needs a break) and this book about mental health couldn‘t have come at a better time! So many thanks and hugs.

TheBookKeepers ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 1y
Stacy_31 You‘re very welcome. I‘m so glad you like them. There were probably a dozen more I wanted to send, but alas, that whole “just a book” thing. 😉😉 Enjoy! 1y
jmofo @Stacy_31 You definitely stretched it a little 😏 it was nice that you got used books. Thanks for looking for notations, that was thoughtful. 💜 (edited) 1y
CBee @Stacy_31 is the awesome-est!! 😁😁 1y
jmofo @CBee & @Stacy_31 ☝️Fact! 👏 1y
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Kalalalatja
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I have a #Fascination with mental illnesses and how we treat them, both now and historically. During my 5 years at uni studying to become I psychologist, I didn‘t go much outside of our curriculum, but I‘m ready change that. So hit me with all your best recommendations for books about mental illness and treatment 👍

#SeptemberDanes

Ashley_Nicoletto Did you read the tagged? It was pretty interesting. I listened to the audio and enjoyed it. 1y
Kalalalatja @Ashley_Nicoletto no I haven‘t read it, but it sounds super fascinating! 1y
Tamra What it‘s like to be in the mental health system from a patient perspective. The author committed suicide after the book was written and published. 1y
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Kalalalatja @Tamra it sounds tough, but really interesting! 1y
Tamra @Kalalalatja I recall it also being beautiful. Weird as that is. 1y
BarbaraBB It‘s very good. And I‘m having this one on my TBR for #booked2018 about mental illness 1y
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I have read the Yellow Wallpaper, and liked it! Carry Me Down sounds really good, too! 1y
BarbaraBB Oh and this one is good too! 1y
Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB you are killing it with the recs today 👏👏👏 1y
BarbaraBB I share your #fascination 😉😘 1y
BookNAround I‘m sure you‘ve read 1y
BookNAround One that is historical fiction. 1y
BookNAround I have this one but haven‘t read it yet 1y
Kalalalatja @BookNAround these all sound great, and I have only read The Bell Jar, so my tbr is exploding right now 😅 thanks! 1y
BookNAround @Kalalalatja Happy to contribute to the exploding tbr. 😂 1y
BookNAround Just thought of a recent one (which I have not read yet) 1y
missbrewbrew And this one that is more of a self help book but still good! 1y
missbrewbrew And a fictional story about a boy with autism (but I don't think it ever explicitly says so) 1y
missbrewbrew I will be adding a handful of the other recs on this post to my own tbr because I have the same interest and also studied psychology! But I have read all the ones I mentioned 1y
Kalalalatja @missbrewbrew thank you so much! I have only read The Curious Incident... so I‘m excited for all these new tbr additions! 1y
Kalalalatja @charl08 oooh, they both sound great! 1y
Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare I haven't read it, but The Eden Express, by Mark Vonnegut (son of Kurt) is highly rated as a first-person view on mental health issues 1y
Kalalalatja @Ye_Mighty_Andy_Spare thanks, that sounds really good! 1y
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CuriousG
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Raining this morning, so reading in bed. Fortunately I can still see the dock/water right from here. Perfect way to continue #24in48 #readathon @24in48
#readinginbed

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Vegamon
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Haven't posted in a while as I have been really busy lately, but here are all the books I have been working through! Usually I only read one book at once but I've added some nonfiction and poetry to help break up in search of lost time. I will hopefully have a review of the second book soon.

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Kalalalatja
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For anyone interested in psychology, trauma and mental illnesses, these are #top3mustreads 👌 a Danish psychology professor said in an interview last year, that novels dealing with people‘s inner lives should be made part of the curriculum, and I can only agree!

#ReadingResolutions

blondie I need to start A Little Life soon! I've read the other two. 2y
Simona And I agree with you 😘 2y
mrsamandahood I‘ve started and stopped reading An Unquiet Mind so many times. I know I need to push through and just finish it. Have you? Did you find it helpful? 2y
DebBates101 I agree! xo 2y
Kalalalatja @blondie it is so good, but totally heartbreaking! @Simona @DebBates101 novels give great insight into the minds of people, and I have definitely learnt more from some novels than some of my text books! @mrsamandahood I couldn‘t put it down when I started it! I thought it was great, but it can be a bit dry in the beginning 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Kay Jamison left my mind anything but quiet after reading this! I was amazed by the honesty, the emotions and the pain displayed in such a beautiful and thought provoking read. This intriqued me both as a psychologist-in-the-making and as a human in general, because Jamison describes living with bipolar disorder in a relatable and informative way, that never got boring or text-book-like.

All the praise and love for this book!

ju.ca.no Love the photo! 2y
Kalalalatja @ju.ca.no ❤️❤️ 2y
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Kalalalatja
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Just opened my #2018nonfictionbookexchange package, and I‘m so happy! Thank you so much @PagesOfKate 👏👏 the books are spot on and so pretty. The Beatrix Potter teas are so cute and really make me want to read her stories. I‘m excited to try the tea cakes later, since I have never had one. And the wrapping paper (underneath) was gorgeous 👌

Thanks to @inwhichHeikereadsharder for arranging all this. It has been such a good experience! #2018nfbe

BarbaraBB These really look like goodies and books made for you! 2y
LeahBergen Ooo, nice! I want to try those tea cakes. 😆 2y
Mitch What a lovely selection of well chosen gifts. My husband ❤️s teacakes! Last year we walked across the island of Skye and he took a selfie eating a tea cake to mark every mile ( he hates walking and this is the only thing that kept him going!) The photos are hilarious 😂😂 2y
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Kalalalatja @BarbaraBB I think so too! @PagesOfKate did so well 👏👏 @LeahBergen I almost can‘t wait till I get home this afternoon, so I can dive into them 😄 2y
Kalalalatja @Mitch that sounds amazing! If tea cakes can motivate a non-walker to walk, I‘m sure they are delicious 😄 2y
ju.ca.no Lovely! 😍 2y
batsy Nice! Chocolate tea cakes sound delish! 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks Those Beatrix Potter teas!! 💕 2y
PagesOfKate Ah, I'm so glad you liked the books! Hope the teacakes didn't get too smooshed in the post. Happy reading (and eating)! 2y
BiblioLitten Wow! Amazing selection💜 2y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍 lovely package!! 2y
Kalalalatja @PagesOfKate thank you again, everything is so lovely! The tea cakes are only smooshed a tiny bit, but I don‘t think that will be a problem 😄👏 2y
Kalalalatja @ju.ca.no @batsy @BiblioLitten @ephemeralwaltz I‘m so excited about it all, I can‘t wait to dig into it 😍👏 @CoffeeCatsBooks they are so cute! 💕 2y
EchoLogical Awesome! I'm so sad that I missed this one! I'm always looking for good nonfiction! 2y
Heideschrampf This is gorgeous! I hope you'll the tea cakes, I adore those. Also: keep em in the fridge! 2y
ReadingEnvy I just sat in a classics candidate meeting yesterday, and we talked about the Mary Beard. 2y
Mdargusch Wow! So nice. And I love those tea cakes. ❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja @EchoLogical understandable! I have really been on a nonfiction kick lately, so this swap was absolutely perfect! Also, @inwhichHeikereadsharder had made it possible to choose how many books/goodies you would like to send, so you could pick the level that was right for you, which is such a good idea 👍 2y
Kalalalatja @Heideschrampf @Mdargusch your praise makes me even more excited to try them! 😋 @ReadingEnvy interesting! I‘m really excited about reading it, but I have never read anything else by Mary Beard, so I don‘t really know what to expect 2y
britt_brooke Nice!! 💚 2y
missbrewbrew That's a really cool cover for An Unquiet Mind! I wish I had a copy like that. It's a good book 2y
Kalalalatja @missbrewbrew it is so cool! It is from Picardor Modern Classics 👍 2y
heikemarie Those tins are so cute! 2y
heikemarie @Kalalalatja thank you for the praise! @EchoLogical next time!! :) 2y
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Decalino
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Published in 1995, this memoir details the author's struggle to survive bipolar disorder (then known as manic depression). She is also an acclaimed psychiatrist and expert on mood disorders, an especially amazing accomplishment given the severity of her condition. This slim book was both beautiful and terrifying. I can't stop thinking about it, and how much honesty and bravery it must have taken to write it.

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Victoriahoperose
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This book was superb in writing. It‘s really a memoir like no other. The author explores manic depressive illness from a clinical view and a personal view which is very unique. Not only is this book well researched but also eye opening and candid.

Jack-Cade Thanks for the heads up. I'll place this in my growing stack. 2y
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DogEaredBooks
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Looking all the way back the #firstbook of 2017 was Unquiet Mind. It feels like so long ago! It was a great and powerful memoir that is written by a mental health professional who has the bipolar disorder that she is studying. Her account is deeply personal but very informative. I learned so much. #allthebooksof2017

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Victoriahoperose
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So I am not super crafty, but trying to be more organized. Here is my November TBR of physical books that I hope to complete (not including ebooks or audible)! My cats are hanging in the background too 😺😺😺

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan
The Silent Sister by Diane Chamberlain
Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
Hit and Run by Diane Hester
Bitch Planet by Deconnick De Landro

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kelseynicburke
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This has been on my TBR forever and I found it in a used bookstore today for $4 🎉🛒

DogEaredBooks It was so good! 2y
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msflewell
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Totally relate able for anyone with Bi-Polar Disorder. Fabulous book!

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Chelo
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"Manic-depression distorts moods and thoughts, incites dreadful behaviors, destroys the basis of rational thought, and too often erodes the desire and will to live. It is an illness that is biological in its origins, yet one that feels psychological in the experience of it, an illness that is unique in conferring advantage and pleasure, yet one that brings in its wake almost unendurable suffering and, not infrequently, suicide."

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Jeg
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Hope you can read this!! 😊 . I had been wondering why she kept using the term manic depression rather than bipolar. This page explains it. I've got one chapter to go. So glad this book landed on me. Again the right book at the right time. It been a good read for me. Will pass it on to a friend dealing with a young person with a mental illness.

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Jeg
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Ex library book given to me by Kathy .I'm nearly finished and it has been a most enlightening read. The author as well as being a doctor dealing with people with manic depressive she has it herself. This very well written book is her journey. Published first in 1996.

MrsMalaprop Sounds interesting Joy. 3y
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forrestlaur
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Non-fiction collection of books related to mental health 📚 #BellLetsTalk #bookstagram

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DogEaredBooks
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Very insightful and well written. Glad to ring in the new year with such a great book

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feminismandyoga
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I wasn't sure if I should go with fiction or nonfiction on this one so I did one of each. Dr. Jamison has a manic depressive illness and one of the MCs of All the Light We Cannot See is blind. #disabilities #photoadaynov16 @RealLifeReading

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