An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness.
Kay Redfield Jamison.
Dr Kay Redfield Jamison has bipolar disorder (manic depression). She is also a clinical psychologist who has spent her life researching and treating patients with bipolar illness. As a result, ‘An Unquiet Mind’ provides an unparalleled perspective into what it means to have this devastating diagnosis.
An Unquiet Mind. Kay Redfield Jamieon
Dr Jamison describes how enigmatic mania can be; providing energy, dynamism and creativity when mild, but resulting in career destroying actions, risky sexual behaviour, and crippling spending sprees when severe. Equally, she documents her horrifying, suicidal depressions, as well as the distress and shame that accompany intervening periods of sanity.
Suicide — Rewriting My Story
Justin Bullock’s account of being an intern with Bipolar disorder adds further colour to this picture.
As I get sicker, depression’s seductive voice begins to sound rational. Justin, you aren’t strong enough to take another depression, just kill yourself now before it gets worse.
As you come into contact with individuals with Bipolar disease, these writings will add invaluable insight into the trauma that this condition causes.