An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

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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....

Title:An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780679763307
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  • stephanie

    i was reading some reviews of the book written by people that disliked this. i just want to say, that for a person suffering from mental illness, the fact that you know jamieson's full CV and her acad...

  • Lizzy

    “I am tired of hiding, tired of misspent and knotted energies, tired of the hypocrisy, and tired of acting as though I have something to hide.” An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness is...

  • Jessica

    A lot of people seem to have a negative reaction to this book, which I totally get. I didn't find Jamison a particularly likable person, and this wasn't great literature, though it did go down fast an...

  • Swaroop

    I doubt sometimes whethera quiet & unagitated lifewould have suited me -- yet Isometimes long for it.~Byron The Chinese believe that before you can conquer a beast you first must make it beauti...

  • Suzanne

    ‘I worked on a locked ward at the time, and I didn’t relish the idea of not having the key.’ The author suffers from manic depressive illness (who chooses this coin of phrase as opposed to bi...

  • Belinda

    Just ran across this review of "An Unquiet Mind" that I wrote a couple of years ago (January 2009). As I go back through blog posts, Twitter feeds, book reviews, etc., it amazes me how difficult a tim...

  • rachel  misfiticus

    So far... about half way done...1 star for her vanity and pretension 5 stars because of the taxidermic fox3 stars being a calculated average**UPDATE**Perhaps I have been corrupted by the reviews I rea...

  • Meaghan

    This was overrated. I learned very little about what it's like to actually have manic-depression; Dr. Jamison preferred to write about her love life and her visits to England. She glossed over her sui...

  • Tia

    An autobiography of a brilliant woman who suffered from manic depression (she resists the more watered down label "bipolar" because she thinks it hides the essential nature of the disease.) She made i...

  • Britta

    I'm still not quite sure what I think of this book. It was recommended to me by a therapist thinking I would be interested as someone with bipolar disorder. Due to the source of the suggestion and the...