An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Keywords: Bipolar, Psychosis, Depression, Mania
From the time she was a small child, Kay Jamison knew that she was different. Her moods were unlike other children and her experience of the world was at times confusing. This book charts her course from a young girl with unstable moods, to an adult diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Dr. Jamison eventually became a successful professor at Johns Hopkins University while battling her moods and seeking treatment with medication, therapy and supports. The book documents honestly some of the dangerous pitfalls of mania and depression and should be read by patients with a caregiver’s guidance but can provide hope and inspiration for anyone living with a mood disorder.
Audience: High School, Adults, Patients, Caregivers, Providers
Warnings: This book discusses frankly the author’s own suicide attempt and though it is handled well, parents should know that it is a topic that occurs in a detail.