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Author Jamison, Kay R
Title An unquiet mind / Kay Redfield Jamison
Imprint New York : Vintage Books, c1996
book jacket
 Euro-Am 3F Western Mat.  616.895 J326 1996    AVAILABLE  -  30500101391038
Edition 1st ed
Descript 223 p. ; 22 cm
Note The wild blue yonder -- A not so fine madness -- This medicine, love -- An unquiet mind
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
Subject Jamison, Kay R. -- Mental health
Manic-depressive persons -- United States -- Biography
Women college teachers -- United States -- Biography
Jamison, Kay R
Physicians -- Personal Narratives
Bipolar Disorder -- Personal Narratives
Alt Title An unquiet mind: a memoir of moods and madness
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