EDCI 531 Book Review - An Unquiet Mind

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EDCI 531 Book Review - An Unquiet Mind

An Unquiet Mind

Dr. Kay Redfield is a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University. She specializes in manic-depressive disorder, also known as bipolar disorder.


"Which of my feelings are real? Which of the me's is real? The wild, impulisve, chaotic, energetic, and crazy one? Or the shy, desperate, suicidal, doomed and tired one? Probably a bit of both, hopefully much that is neither."-Dr. Kay Redfield JamisonAn Unquiet Mind

"For as long as I can remember I was frighteningly, although wonderfully beholden to moods...I became, both by necessity and intellectual inclination, a student of moods"-Dr. Kay Redfield JamisonAn Unquiet Mind

I found this book to be incredibly interesting and enlightening. I feel that I understand the disorder much better than I ever have. I have suffered from depression and can relate to many of the moments in the book in which she speaks about that. I think I will be able to recognize these behaviors in my sudents and I will continue to learn more as to how I can best help the students who suffer from emotional disorders such as manic-depression.

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by Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison


An Unquiet Mind, written by Dr. Kay Redfield is a memoir of her own experiences suffering from manic-depressive disorder. She writes this book at risk of ruining her career as a leading professor in the field of psychiatry but she felt she had to share. She does a great job of revealing the disorder, all its terrors and joys, ups and downs.



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