An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doctor and patient, the healer and the healed. A classic memoir of enormous candour and courage, it teems with the wit and wisdom of its creator.

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275292

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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With an introduction by Andrew Solomon 'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty.' Oliver Sacks I was used to my mind being my best friend. Now, all of a sudden, my mind had turned on me: it mocked me for my vapid enthusiasms; it laughed at all of my foolish plans; it no longer found anything interesting or enjoyable or worthwhile. Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression (bipolar disorder) - and has experienced its terrors and cruel allure first-hand. While pursuing her career in medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic lows that afflicted many of her patients. From her jubilant childhood to the disquiet that has dominated her adult life, she charts a journey through her own mind, and those of others. An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doctor and patient, the healer and the healed. A classic memoir of enormous candour and courage, it teems with the wit and wisdom of its creator.

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 ...

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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.

An Unquiet Mind

Carol and her Mama lived alone in a small Georgia town. It was the 1960's and everything was in turmoil, including Carol and Mama's lives. Carol had found a small bundle wrapped in a towel in their house freezer.

Author: Carol Saxon

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ISBN: 9781520109442

Category: Mental illness

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Carol and her Mama lived alone in a small Georgia town. It was the 1960's and everything was in turmoil, including Carol and Mama's lives. Carol had found a small bundle wrapped in a towel in their house freezer. Not believing her eyes she got neighbors to confirm it was a newborn baby. Mama was arrested for murder and life became almost too much to bare with horrific images burned deep in Carol''s mind. Mama couldn't have done it. But who? Maybe the man she was seeing? The courts would decide and Carol's mind would never be still for many years. Would she ever know the truth?

The Unquiet Mind The Autobiography of a Physician in Psychological Medicine

Author: William Walters Sargant

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Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind

Theresa Hammond. Poetic organg, C& avoid Mind. Poetic Ramblings Of An
Unquiet Mind By Theresa Hammond. Front Cover.

Author: Theresa Hammond

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105675610

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Night Falls Fast

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.

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307779890

Category: Psychology

Page: 448

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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.

Winston Churchill

The diagnosis having been made, it is now possible for the very first time, and this will remain secret until the book is published, to understand the man himself and what made him 'tick'.

Author: Andrew Norman

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ISBN: 9781848846777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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Winston Churchill was an extraordinary person - a politician, a statesman, a man of letters and a soldier but it was for his wartime leadership during the Second World War that he is chiefly remembered. In a study of his life, certain bizarre character traits become discernible. He had excessive energy and required little sleep. His mind would either flit from one idea to another with bewildering speed or focus obsessively on one particular goal. He was impulsive, and his attention was easily drawn to irrelevant or unimportant matters. He enjoyed taking risks almost to the point of self-destruction. He lacked inhibition and was eccentric in the extreme. Yet at other times, when he was afflicted with what he called his 'Black Dog', he became depressed, irritable, aggressive, and preoccupied with death and thoughts of suicide. By closely and painstakingly examining the statements of Churchill's doctor, of Winston himself, his family, his friends and acquaintances, Dr Norman, as a medical man, has been able to ascertain the true nature of Winston's disorder. The diagnosis having been made, it is now possible for the very first time, and this will remain secret until the book is published, to understand the man himself and what made him 'tick'.

Melancholy and Mania

Melancholy and Mania is a collection of poems written during my manic and depressed bipolar episodes, as well the times when I've been wrought by anxiety.

Author: Lynn Kocsis

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Melancholy and Mania is a collection of poems written during my manic and depressed bipolar episodes, as well the times when I've been wrought by anxiety. Emotions- whether blissfully happy or somber and reflective, need to be processed. I've pushed my mind past pulsating migraines and apathy to write these words. Compulsively, I've penned these visceral thoughts, which, undoubtedly, can't be glossed over to appeal to the superficiality of mindless poetic consumption. The reader who these words appeal to is thoughtful, perhaps, even a bit of a bohemian of sorts.In much of today's literary culture (as well as the culture in general), there is a lack of authenticity and depth. Depth is the notion of exploring beyond the surface. We are all complex creations that demand a certain amount of integrity, with regard to poetry and content.

Bardo of the Unquiet Mind

Hastur, the King in Yellow grants the hedonistic wishes of an American expat in rural Africa.These stories and more await you, if you dare to walk on the dark side. Walk in the Bardo.

Author: B. Michael Stevens

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Thirteen chilling tales of madness and horror.From the frozen waters of Alaska, to the jungles of Africa. From cities familiar to the ruins of the future. Bardo of the Unquiet Mind explores the dark side of the human mind as well as cosmic forces of alien unspeakables. Worshipping at the altars of H.P Lovecraft, Durleth, Barker, and Spielberg simultaneously. A fisherman who lost his wife must face the supernatural truth his mind cannot grasp in order to find peace. A miserable suburban man prays for the destruction of the world, and awakens things that should not be. A band of Viking warriors go to the edge of the world and dare to walk where only nameless gods tread. A circle of internet friends explore a mysterious viral video and discover something best left alone. A middle aged woman explores her past, and discovers the Great Race of Yith. Hastur, the King in Yellow grants the hedonistic wishes of an American expat in rural Africa.These stories and more await you, if you dare to walk on the dark side. Walk in the Bardo.

Touched With Fire

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.

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439106630

Category: Psychology

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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.

Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain

was thatmy mind wasblank and I had nothing tosayin response toher. Ifeltso
empty.I wasn't evendoing avery goodjob atputting onthe address labels and the
stamps. Debbie showed me a simple procedure for cutting more address labels
ata ...

Author: David Moyer LCSW

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1499045360

Category: Medical

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Can nutrients successfully reduce and even stop symptoms of bipolar disorder and other mental disorders? Can Lyme disease treatment stop psychosis? Can antibodies to a milk protein contribute to mania? These are some of the questions answered in this revised edition of Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet Brain. Licensed Clinical Social Worker Moyer updates his readers on his family’s journey by presenting research findings from the 12 intervening years since the book was first published. Part medical memoir, part medical detective story, the book describes the author’s four-generation bipolar family odyssey that led him to paths less traveled. Moyer describes his efforts to help his father and son, whose lives were severely disrupted by mood swings and psychotic episodes. While trying to cope with the consequences of the illness, he explores the role of genes, foods, vaccines, microbes and nutrients. He discusses multiple biological triggers and leading edge interventions for those suffering from bipolar and other mental disorders. He explores new ways to assess and treat what he now calls biobehavioral syndromes. The book gives readers a view into bipolar disorder through the writings of his father and his son. He critically examines assumptions and practices in the justice and mental health care system that adversely impact those called the mentally ill. He describes new ways for patients, family members, education, criminal justice and mental health care professionals to understand and respond to mental illness. The book was the first of what ultimately became The Transformation Trilogy, three books that collectively argue for a fundamental transformation in the response of society, and, most importantly, the mental health care industry, to victims of mental illness.

Too Good To Be True Nutrients Quiet The Unquiet Brain

Molecules of Emotion : The Science Behind Mind - Body Medicine - Candace
Pert , Ph . D . While this book does not specifically address issues relative to
bipolar illness or nutrition ... well have titled this book Nutrients Quiet the Unquiet
Body .

Author: David Moyer

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780971799011

Category: Medical

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Body Mind and Spirit

suppose the bird flies away and the cat gets it off her mind . Instantly her whole
demeanour is ... This is not merely the outward manifestation of an unquiet mind ,
but Relaxation . in itself it is directly hostile to sleep . Before we can sleep soundly
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Author: Elwood Worcester

Publisher: New York ; London : C. Scribner's Sons, 1932 [c1931]

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Category: Emmanuel movement

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Thorns in the Victorian Spirit

Author: Alexandra Lewis

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Calendar of State Papers 1561 1562

The Queen being advertised bereof sends the Earl of Mar to him , who that night (
Tuesday in Easter week ) brought him to the Court ( being at Couper ) , with
whom he declared many tokens of an unquiet mind both in his talk and doings ,
and ...

Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office

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Calendar of State Papers Preserved in the State Paper Department of Her Majesty s Public Record Office

The Queen being advertised bereof sends the Earl of Mar to him , who that night (
Tuesday in Easter week ) brought him to the Court ( being at Couper ) , with
whom he declared many tokens of an unquiet mind both in his talk and doings ,
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Author: William B. Turnbull

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How to be Happy Or An Elixir for Ennui

them , except in thought ; for mind and body are so intimately connected that they
mutually influence one another . They are joined by so ... With an unquiet mind ,
neither exercise , nor diet , nor physic can be of much use . " Orandum est ut sit ...

Author: James Copner

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The Dramatic and Poetical Works

GOMEZ , By agony of mind than the brain ... Hast thou listen ' d Have on the mind
of this poor dying wretch long ? ... The scowling eye of an unquiet mind , Canst
thou believe one of his noble race And some black deed disturbs his end .

Author: Joanna Baillie

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The moonstone

My mind's unquiet, sometimes, that's all. ... Here was an empty stomach feeding
on an unquiet mind ! ... in a confusion quite unaccountable to my mind, without
either making her courtesy to the gentleman or saying a word to me — very
unlike ...

Author: William Wilkie Collins

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Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineer s Monthly Journal

The ago , and I think I can safely say that three man who rides in his coach by
dishonest out of five engineers were induced to take gains , with an unquiet mind
, though re - out a policy which entitled them to receive spected for his wealth by ...

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