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In this emotionally-charged memoir, Kay Redfield Jamison recounts, not only her own struggles with manic-depressive illness (also known as bipolar mood disorder), but also how she has been able to use her disease to treat others similarly affected and to crusade for better understanding of the illness. A professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Jamison had learned to manage her disease and become a world expert on manic-depression by the age of forty.
To set the mood of the book, Jamison opens with a scene in the UCLA Medical Center parking lot at 2 a.m. She and a colleague from the medical school race furiously around, looking for their car after an evening of drinking, fighting, laughing, and general hysteria associated with one of her manic episodes. While she was still charged with energy, her companion had crashed an hour earlier and just wanted to go... View more of the An Unquiet Mind Summary
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