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An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2014-12-15
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1447275292
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

An Unquiet Mind
A Book

by Kay R. Jamison

  • Publisher : Random House of Canada
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780679763307
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The personal memoir of a manic depressive and an authority on the subject describes the onset of the illness during her teenage years and her determined journey through the realm of available treatments. Reprint. 125,000 first printing.

Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind

Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind
A Book

by Theresa Hammond

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1105675610
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9780330346504
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author recounts her own personal struggle with manic-depression and how it has shaped her life.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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

An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness

by Kay R. Jamison

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nothing Was the Same

Nothing Was the Same
A Book

by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-09-15
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 030727313X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself.

Exuberance

Exuberance
The Passion for Life

by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2004-09-28
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1400043743
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind’s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states: exuberance. This “abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion” manifests itself everywhere from child’s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk-taking, social cohesiveness, and survival itself. Exuberance: The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz’s Snoopy. It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. The resulting book is an irresistible fusion of science and soul.

Night Falls Fast

Night Falls Fast
Understanding Suicide

by Kay Redfield Jamison

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2011-01-12
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 0307779890
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Elsewhere in America

Elsewhere in America
The Crisis of Belonging in Contemporary Culture

by David Trend

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2016-04-28
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1317225430
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Americans think of their country as a welcoming place where everyone has equal opportunity. Yet historical baggage and anxious times can restrain these possibilities. Newcomers often find that civic belonging comes with strings attached––riddled with limitations or legally punitive rites of passage. For those already here, new challenges to civic belonging emerge on the basis of belief, behavior, or heritage. This book uses the term "elsewhere" in describing conditions that exile so many citizens to "some other place" through prejudice, competition, or discordant belief. Yet, in another way, "elsewhere" evokes an undefined "not yet" ripe with potential. In the face of America’s daunting challenges, can "elsewhere" point to optimism, hope, and common purpose? Through 12 detailed chapters, the book applies critical theory in the humanities and social sciences to examine recurring crises of social inclusion in the U.S. After two centuries of incremental "progress" in securing human dignity, today the U.S. finds itself torn by new conflicts over reproductive rights, immigration, health care, religious extremism, sexual orientation, mental illness, and fear of terrorists. Is there a way of explaining this recurring tendency of Americans to turn against each other? Elsewhere in America engages these questions, charting the ever-changing faces of difference (manifest in contested landscapes of sex and race to such areas as disability and mental health), their spectral and intersectional character (recent discourses on performativity, normativity, and queer theory), and the grounds on which categories are manifest in ideation and movement politics (metapolitics, cosmopolitanism, dismodernism).

The Last Best Cure

The Last Best Cure
My Quest to Awaken the Healing Parts of My Brain and Get Back My Body, My Joy, a nd My Life

by Donna Jackson Nakazawa

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2013-02-21
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1101609907
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One day Donna Jackson Nakazawa found herself lying on the floor to recover from climbing the stairs. That’s when it hit her. She was managing the symptoms of the autoimmune disorders that had plagued her for a decade, but she had lost her joy. As a science journalist, she was curious to know what mind-body strategies might help her. As a wife and mother she was determined to get her life back. Over the course of one year, Nakazawa researches and tests a variety of therapies including meditation, yoga, and acupuncture to find out what works. But the discovery of a little-known branch of research into Adverse Childhood Experiences causes her to have an epiphany about her illness that not only stuns her—it turns her life around. Perfect for readers of Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project, Nakazawa shares her unexpected discoveries, amazing improvements, and shows readers how they too can find their own last best cure.

An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind
Youdhisthir Maharjan

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Nerves and Common Sense

Nerves and Common Sense
A Book

by Annie Payson Call

  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 2018-09-20
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 373401557X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Reproduction of the original: Nerves and Common Sense by Annie Payson Call

The Undiscovered Mind

The Undiscovered Mind
How the Human Brain Defies Replication, Medication, and Explanation

by John Horgan

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2000-11-14
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0684865785
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A respected journalist explores the fields of science that try to explain the mysteries of the human mind, arguing that science has done little to plumb the depths of our minds and cannot ever rationally explain all of human behavior. 50,000 first printing.

Sims' Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology E-Book

Sims' Symptoms in the Mind: Textbook of Descriptive Psychopathology E-Book
A Book

by Femi Oyebode

  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 2018-09-28
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0702074020
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since its first edition in 1988, this book has become the leading introductory textbook on clinical psychopathology. Now fully revised and updated, it is an invaluable reference for psychiatrists of all levels as well as clinical psychologists, allied mental health professionals and researchers in this field. Comprehensive and accessible overview of clinical psychopathology. Defines, clarifies and describes the main symptoms and syndromes of mental illness encountered in clinical practice. Illustrates key principles of psychopathology with examples drawn from a wide range of sources. Fully updated throughout. Includes key point summaries. Complementary access to the e-book through ExpertConsult. Additional online electronic resources include: Patient interview scenarios exploring key themes (videos with transcripts). Author podcasts (audio) to expand and clarify core topics. Interactive question and answer sections for each chapter, to test your understanding and aid revision of essential areas. Now in 4 colour. New, bigger, more user-friendly format. Three new podcasts (consciousness, embodiment, shame and guilt).

Understanding Psychosis

Understanding Psychosis
Issues, Treatments, and Challenges for Sufferers and Their Families

by Donald Capps

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release : 2010-11-16
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1442205946
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Severe mental illness afflicts many men and women throughout their lives, often without warning, and almost always with devastating results. This book takes a look at psychosis, and contends that although the delusions and hallucinations of the psychotic person are misguided and confused, they are understandable when viewed in the context of a person's life. Using real life examples, Capps covers the prevalence of psychotic illness; the long-range effects of deinstitutionalization on mentally ill persons, their families, and their communities; family members' responses to their mentally ill relative; rehabilitation and prevention approaches and methods; the nature of delusions and hallucinations; the delusional belief that one is someone else; and the realization of mental stability.

Manic Minds

Manic Minds
Mania's Mad History and Its Neuro-Future

by Lisa M. Hermsen

  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • Release : 2011-11-22
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 0813552036
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From its first depictions in ancient medical literature to contemporary depictions in brain imaging, mania has been largely associated with its Greek roots, "to rage." Prior to the nineteenth century, "mania" was used interchangeably with "madness." Although its meanings shifted over time, the word remained layered with the type of madness first-century writers described: rage, fury, frenzy. Even now, the mental illness we know as bipolar disorder describes conditions of extreme irritability, inflated grandiosity, and excessive impulsivity. Spanning several centuries, Manic Minds traces the multiple ways in which the word "mania" has been used by popular, medical, and academic writers. It reveals why the rhetorical history of the word is key to appreciating descriptions and meanings of the "manic" episode." Lisa M. Hermsen examines the way medical professionals analyzed the manic condition during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and offers the first in-depth analysis of contemporary manic autobiographies: bipolar figures who have written from within the illness itself.

Defeat depression

Defeat depression
Tips and Techniques for Healing a Troubled Mind

by Sabina Dosani

  • Publisher : Infinite Ideas
  • Release : 2011-12-16
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1908864060
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Defeat depression tackles this greatly misunderstood condition head on, with 52 inspirational ideas from a psychiatrist who struggled with and overcame depression as a young adult. Defeat depression offers a real insight into the condition with practical, tried and tested techniques to help people overcome their overwhelming feelings of despair or melancholy. Whether for you, or someone close to you who is suffering, the advice within this book will prove invaluable.

New Trends in Psychobiography

New Trends in Psychobiography
A Book

by Claude-Hélène Mayer,Zoltan Kovary

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-08-06
  • Pages : 523
  • ISBN : 3030169537
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume offers insights into contemporary trends and perspectives in psychobiographical research. It applys new theoretical and methodological frameworks and presents discourses on psychobiography from transdisciplinary backgrounds and various socio-cultural contexts, displaying the new state-of-the-art, new trends and themes in psychobiography. The book outlines psychobiography’s outstanding contribution to psychology from 36 internationally reputable authors. It also presents the ideas of five outstanding psychobiographers through interview excerpts. This book is a must for researchers, lecturers and practitioners in the field of psychology and social sciences interested in the use of new psychological theories and methodologies in life-span research.

Riding the Windhorse

Riding the Windhorse
Manic-Depressive Disorder and the Quest for Wholeness

by Robert S. Corrington

  • Publisher : Hamilton Books
  • Release : 2003-07-07
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 146162679X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this moving account of his struggles with manic-depressive disorder, distinguished philosopher Robert S. Corrington, creator of the school of ecstatic naturalism, presents a compelling argument for rethinking the nature of this malady. Having inherited the disorder from his mother, a gifted actress who struggled with her own form of it until her death, he developed crucial survival strategies that he recommends to other sufferers. In Riding the Windhorse, Corrington details the latest medical, psychological, and spiritual thinking about bipolar disease; a disorder characterized by extreme mood swings and responsible for many untimely deaths each year. Surprisingly, however, manic-depression is also found in almost all forms of genius and Corrington presents two detailed case studies showing this correlation. Riding the Windhorse represents one person's eventual triumph over a potentially crippling disease by demonstrating how creativity and the quest for wholeness can support the erratic flight of the windhorse of manic-depression.