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

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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.

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

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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'.

Beloved Demons

This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti's adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative.

Author: C. Anthony Martignetti

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Category: Italian Americans

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In his follow-up to Lunatic Heroes, Martignetti sheds all defenses to reveal the viscera of a mind shaped by the dark and confusing forces of his childhood. This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti's adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative. From the cascade of memories and emotions triggered by an accidental butterfly killing in "Cocoon Talk," to the homicidal impulses prompted by a visit to his boyhood home in "Sign," from the heartbreaking to the hilarious musings inspired by beloved pets in "Mochajava" and "Dog," and throughout the uncensored sexcapades of "Mad," "The Wild," and "Feast of the Hungry Ghost," Martignetti's colloquial, humorous, and intimate style will keep you riveted, crack you open, enthrall and embrace you with an honesty normally reserved for not even the closest of friends.

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.

The Arvon Book of Literary Non Fiction

Oliver Sacks, The Mind's Eye, Picador, London, 2010, p. ix. Oliver Sacks,
Awakenings, Picador, London, 1973. Oliver Sacks, The Man ... Kay Redfield
Jamison, An Unquiet Mind. A Memoir ofMoods and Madness, Alfred Knopf, New
York, 1995; ...

Author: Sally Cline

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408131234

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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A professional guide to the rapidly evolving genre of literary non-fiction written by tutors from the prestigious Arvon Foundation course and with contributions from leading writers.

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: 9780307779892

Category: Psychology

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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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The Disordered Mind

An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness George Graham ...
Excerpted as An unquiet mind in D. Sattler, V. Shabatay and G. Kramer (eds)
Abnormal Psychology in Context: Voices and Perspectives, Boston: Houghton
Mifflin ...

Author: George Graham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135088845

Category: Philosophy

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The Disordered Mind: An Introduction to Philosophy of Mind and Mental Illness, second edition examines and explains, from a philosophical standpoint, what mental disorder is: its reality, causes, consequences, and more. It is also an outstanding introduction to philosophy of mind from the perspective of mental disorder. Revised and updated throughout, this second edition includes new discussions of grief and psychopathy, the problems of the psychophysical basis of disorder, the nature of selfhood, and clarification of the relation between rationality and mental disorder. Each chapter explores a central question or problem about mental disorder, including: what is mental disorder and can it be distinguished from neurological disorder? what roles should reference to psychological, cultural, and social factors play in the medical/scientific understanding of mental disorder? what makes mental disorders undesirable? Are they diseases? mental disorder and the mind–body problem is mental disorder a breakdown of rationality? What is a rational mind? addiction, responsibility and compulsion ethical dilemmas posed by mental disorder, including questions of dignity and self-respect. Each topic is clearly explained and placed in a clinical and philosophical context. Mental disorders discussed include clinical depression, dissociative identity disorder, anxiety, religious delusions, and paranoia. Several non-mental neurological disorders that possess psychological symptoms are also examined, including Alzheimer’s disease, Down’s syndrome, and Tourette’s syndrome. Containing chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading at the end of each chapter, The Disordered Mind, second edition is a superb introduction to the philosophy of mental disorder for students of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, and related mental health professions.

The Vulnerable Observer

... Works and Lives: The Anthropologist as Author (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford
University Press, 1989), 5– 6. 5. Geertz, Afterthe Fact,44. 6.Kay Redfield Jamison,
An Unquiet Mind (New York: Alfred A.Knopf, 1995),7. 7. Jamison, An Unquiet
Mind, ...

Author: Ruth Behar

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807046485

Category: Social Science

Page: 195

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Eloquently interweaving ethnography and memoir, award-winning anthropologist Ruth Behar offers a new theory and practice for humanistic anthropology. She proposes an anthropology that is lived and written in a personal voice. She does so in the hope that it will lead us toward greater depth of understanding and feeling, not only in contemporary anthropology, but in all acts of witnessing.

Body Mind and Spirit

suppose the bird flies away and the cat gets it off her mind . Instantly her whole
demeanour ... 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
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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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Malignant Sadness

... the other customers were, watching him, he began to realise that perhaps he
was behaving a little strangely. Kay Redfield Jamison, a psychiatrist herself, has
brilliantly described her own manic depressive condition in The Unquiet Mind.

Author: Lewis Wolpert

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571266711

Category: Psychology

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'An excellent book, the most objective short account I know of all the various approaches to depression.' Anthony Storr Several years ago, Lewis Wolpert had a severe episode of depression. Despite a happy marriage and successful scientific career, he could think only of suicide. When he did recover, he became aware of the stigma attached to depression - and just how difficult it was to get reliable information. With characteristic candour and determination he set about writing this book, an acclaimed investigation into the causes and treatments of depression, which formed the basis for a BBC TV series. This paperback edition features a new introduction, in which Wolpert discusses the reaction to his book and BBC series, and recounts his own recurring struggle with depression.

An Unquiet Grave

help his mind work. But he was going to give himself a few more minutes. Our
childhood, be it good or bad, makes us what we are, Mr. Kincaid. “Well, Doc, you
might be right about that.” Shit. Now he was talking to himself. But maybe that ...

Author: P.J. Parrish

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0786037199

Category: Fiction

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Not Every Soul Rest in Peace In a remote corner of the Michigan woods, behind rusted iron gates and crumbling stone walls, lie one of the country's most notorious sanitariums and its forgotten cemetery. The sprawling ruin is empty now, and the bulldozers have come to raze it. But as they do, a terrifying secret begins to emerge. The body in Claudia Olsen's grave is that of a stranger who died horribly. This much Louis Kincaid knows. But what happened to the woman who should be buried there? It's a question no one will answer, one that leads Kincaid to the long, dark tunnels below the asylum and crimes of unimaginable depravity. . . Now, in a place where the walls are stained with secrets, the air thick with the lingering history of screams, Louis Kincaid is on his darkest journey yet, matching wits with a monster whose work will not be silenced. . .

Jane and the Stillroom Maid

“And does tha' possess an unquiet mind, Mr. Danforth?” “I am in mourning, Tivey,
” the gentleman retorted. “For no less than my whole family. If a man is at peace
in such dreadful circumstances, then he can possess no heart!” I felt a surge of ...

Author: Stephanie Barron

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 030741566X

Category: Fiction

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Jane Austen as sleuth continues to delight in her latest adventure (after Jane and the Genius of the Place), which sheds new light on the author's travels in 1806. While enjoying a ramble in the Derbyshire hills near Bakewell (a town Eliza Bennett visits in Pride and Prejudice), Jane discovers the mutilated body of a young man. Jane's suspicions are roused when her escort, Mr. George Hemming, prefers to remove the unidentified corpse to Buxton, rather than Bakewell, and they increase when the body proves to be that of a woman dressed in men's clothing. Moreover, the corpse is identified as Tess Arnold, a servant at one of the area's great houses, whom Mr. Hemming should have recognized. As the compounder of stillroom remedies, Tess had a reputation as a healer, until accused of witchcraft. Rumors of ritual murder by Freemasons-who include most of the neighboring gentry-excite the local populace and jeopardize the investigation of the justice of the peace, himself a Mason. When Mr. Hemming disappears before the inquest, Jane and the justice turn for help to Lord Harold Trowbridge, a guest at the nearby ducal house of Chatsworth. Barron catches Austen's tone amazingly well. Details of early 19th-century country life of all classes ring true, while the story line is clear, yet full of surprises. The "editor's notes" that punctuate the text and old cures for various ills that open each chapter add to the charm. (Aug.)

The Month

An unquiet conscience leads to an unquiet mind . The wrongs inflicted ... their
own punishment . Conscience makes a coward even of the great German
Minister . His brain reels . His mind wanders ; 366 Conscience makes Cowards of
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The Month and Catholic Review

An unquiet conscience leads to an unquiet mind . The wrongs inflicted ... their
own punishment . Conscience makes a coward even of the great German
Minister . His brain reels . His mind wanders ; 366 Conscience makes Cowards of
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Thematic Guide to Popular Nonfiction

When cells in the mind malfunction, they may cause abnormal physiological or
psychological behaviors. ... Kay Redfield Jamison's An Unquiet Mind, something
inside the brain fails so that human behaviors change dramatically. The term ...

Author: Lynda G. Adamson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313328558

Category: Literary Criticism

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Alphabetically arranged entries on 50 themes discuss 155 popular works of nonfiction widely read by students.

An Unquiet Calm

“Why are you telling me this? Why not just knock me out or . . .” He glanced at the
pistol. “We still need good people to keep this place going. Like I said, I wanted to
give you a chance to come in.” Jason's mind raced. How much was Rob willing ...

Author: Dave Higgins

Publisher: Dave Higgins

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Category: Fiction

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A collection of short works, containing two new and three republished stories: Thieves in the Night: With Comet Grijalva predicted to wipe out life on Earth, Jason Pendrick fled to his uncle-in-law's farm. When the apocalypse doesn't happen, he has an opportunity to help rebuild society, but will the past drag him down? (6,444 words) Washed Clean: Seimunda lives in a hovel, eking out a living bartering herbal remedies to villagers. But an accusation of witchcraft threatens to rob her of even that. (1,326 words) Some Secrets: Always appearing when least expected, a mysterious man orders whichever sandwich Jo has been eyeing up. Do they just have similar tastes or is it something more inexplicable? Either way, there is definitely a connection. (2,572 words) Blossom: When Mari Austan's husband, Jerek, joins the army she is left to run their drought-stricken farm alone. As both her crop dies and the letters home falter, she relies on cold fury to get through the days. But will she break before the weather does? (1,003 words) An Unquiet Calm: When Frances Withrick is found holding the revolver that killed her husband, Inspector Stevens expects an all too human case of anger and regret. But a second killing and evidence the revolver was loaded with very unusual cartridge, force Stevens to consider a different theory: that the whispers of an inhuman force in the hills are true. (4,913 words) "An Unquiet Calm is a dark collection of short stories that will have you checking over your shoulder as you read. Filled with worlds you'd never want to live in, Dave Higgins weaves a cocoon of dread around you and won't let you out." - Simon Cantan, author of the Bytarend series. "There's a running theme of the otherworldly, ranging from the very grounded and possibly-coincidental in 'Some Secrets' to the dangerously potent in 'An Unquiet Calm' itself." - Neil Murton, author of Magpie Tales.

Calendar of State Papers

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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