An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

Biography & Memoir, Literary Biography & Memoir
Paperback Published on: 04/04/2024
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‘It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty’ – Oliver Sacks

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.

Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression (bipolar disorder), but she has also 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.

'Invaluable' – New York Times Book Review

  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • ISBN: 9781035038909
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 168g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 16 mm

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