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Kay Redfield Jamison

Autor/a de An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison was born on June 22, 1946. She received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is considered one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She is Professor of Psychiatry mostra'n més at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of numerous books including An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness; Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide; and Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
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Obres de Kay Redfield Jamison

Exuberance: The Passion for Life (2004) 498 exemplars
Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir (2009) 273 exemplars
Manic-Depressive Illness (1990) 96 exemplars
Erken Coken Karanlik (2010) 2 exemplars
Bipolar: Una mente inquieta (2022) 1 exemplars

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This I Believe: The Personal Philosophies of Remarkable Men and Women (2006) — Col·laborador — 1,091 exemplars
Unholy Ghost: Writers on Depression (2001) — Introducció — 491 exemplars
A Life in Medicine: A Literary Anthology (2002) — Col·laborador — 82 exemplars


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Nom oficial
Redfield Jamison, Kay
Data de naixement
University of California, Los Angeles
clinical psychologist
University of California, Los Angeles
Johns Hopkins University
National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research
Premis i honors
MacArthur Fellowship (2001)
Biografia breu
In addition to her academic works, Prof. Jamison chronicled her own struggle with bipolar disorder (severe mania and depression) in her 1995 memoir An Unquiet Mind.

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the co-author of the definitive medical text Manic-Depressive Illness.   Dr. Jamison is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research.  She is also the executive producer and writer for a series of award-winning public television specials about manic-depressive illness and the arts.   [from Touched with Fire (1993)]



Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the world’s greatest authorities on mood disorders, particularly bipolar disorder, which was previously called manic-depressive illness or manic depression, and she is a tenured professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, after holding a similar position at UCLA, and an Honorary Professor of English at the University of St Andrews. She is a highly gifted writer who has published several superb books; I can recommend "Exuberance: The Passion for Life", "Nothing Was the Same: A Memoir", and "Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament." As if this wasn’t enough, there are two other things that make Dr Jamison even more remarkable: she is a clinical psychologist, not a psychiatrist, which is unusual in a medical school department, especially one with the reputation of Johns Hopkins, and she has suffered with bipolar disorder since she was a teenager.

In "An Unquiet Mind," Dr Jamison describes her own difficulties as a sufferer of severe bipolar I (manic depressive) disorder and how she fought taking lithium for years before finally accepting that this highly effective medicine would provide her with the inner peace that she was long searching for, and how she somehow managed to be a highly effective clinician, and one who brought her own knowledge of the disorder to the table and allowed the trainees who worked under her to provide the best care for the patients who were treated at Hopkins, while conducting research and writing prolifically.

In addition to being a highly interesting story "An Unquiet Mind" is a page turner that I found nearly impossible to put down. I read it for the first time shortly after it was published in 1995, during my last year or two of medical school, and I knew that I would reread it again someday. I had no idea that I would be diagnosed with bipolar disorder this year, so it was an easy decision to borrow it from my local library system. It was just as good the second time around, and I’m certain that I’ll be reading more of Dr Jamison’s books in the coming months.
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kidzdoc | Hi ha 61 ressenyes més | Apr 4, 2024 |
“Um livro que representa um interface entre a Medicina e as ciências humanas e que consegue um bom equilíbrio entre o aspecto científico e artístico”
José Manuel Jara, Médico Psiquiatra e Presidente da Assembleia Geral e do Conselho Científico da ADEB

Kay Redfield Jameson, também autora do livro "Uma Mente Inquieta", considerada uma das maiores especialistas norte-americanas em desordem bipolar.
GladsMari | Mar 2, 2024 |
Of author Kay Jamison, this woman’s life work — based on her personal knowledge of feelings of suicide — is a great gift to her community.

Suicide prevention is a worthy and difficult social policy matter, not just a medical response.

For reasons unknown to me, the COVID pandemic has highlighted the fears and sense of hopelessness experienced by many young women within my sphere.

This book helped me see what physicians, family members and friends should consider doing to help relieve the anxiety, the loneliness, and the commitment of suicidal individuals to seeking their ends.

Of using permanent solutions for what may indeed be temporary and fixable problems.
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MylesKesten | Hi ha 13 ressenyes més | Jan 23, 2024 |
"It is, after all, not just an illness, but something that affects every aspect of my life; my moods, my temperament, my work, and my reactions to almost everything that comes my way. not talking about manic-depressive illness, if only to discuss it once, generally consigns a friendship to a certain inevitable level of superficiality."

My therapists are inconsistent as to whether or not they diagnose me manic-depressive/bi-polar or simply clinically depressed, but I find most of Jamison’s story to be profoundly familiar.… (més)
Kim.Sasso | Hi ha 61 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |



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