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By Kay Redfield Jamison

WITH a brand new PREFACE by way of THE AUTHOR

In her bestselling vintage, An Unquiet brain, Kay Redfield Jamison replaced the best way we predict approximately moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is without doubt one of the most efficient specialists on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has additionally skilled it firsthand. For even while she was once pursuing her occupation in educational drugs, Jamison came upon herself succumbing to a similar exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that lots of her sufferers, as her sickness introduced her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.

Here Jamison examines bipolar affliction from the twin views of the healer and the healed, revealing either its terrors and the harsh attract that every now and then brought on her to withstand taking medicine. An Unquiet brain is a memoir of huge candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply robust ebook that has either reworked and stored lives.

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She has read and reread all my chapters, has joined in worrying through the arguments, and, most important, has helped to quiet my own critical voices. This would have been a less interesting book, and the task of writing it far more onerous, without the benefits of her keen editorial eye and literary judgment, her invigorating curiosity, and the great pleasure of her companionship. Note: Quoted material from patients that is not otherwise attributed comes from patients I have treated or interviewed, or to whom I administered psychological tests.

My years of clinical training, research, and practice have been fertile and re- warding, and I extend thanks to the supervisors, colleagues, and patients with whom I have worked at several institutions: New York Hospital-Westchester Division (Cornell Medical Center); McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School; the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley; the Charles Drew Family Life Center; and Boston State Hospital. I am also grateful to several friends and acquaintances who spoke to me of the mt own experiences with schizophrenia.

I am extremely grateful to them for their kindness, and for openheartedly encouraging me to follow my own path. My years of clinical training, research, and practice have been fertile and re- warding, and I extend thanks to the supervisors, colleagues, and patients with whom I have worked at several institutions: New York Hospital-Westchester Division (Cornell Medical Center); McLean Hospital-Harvard Medical School; the Psychology Department at the University of California, Berkeley; the Charles Drew Family Life Center; and Boston State Hospital.

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