With an introduction by Andrew Solomon 'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty.' Oliver Sacks I was used to my mind being my best friend. Now, all of a sudden, my mind had turned on me: it mocked me for my vapid enthusiasms; it laughed at all of my foolish plans; it no longer found anything interesting or enjoyable or worthwhile. Dr Kay Redfield Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic depression (bipolar disorder) - and has experienced its terrors and cruel allure first-hand. While pursuing her career in medicine, she was affected by the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic lows that afflicted many of her patients. From her jubilant childhood to the disquiet that has dominated her adult life, she charts a journey through her own mind, and those of others. An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doctor and patient, the healer and the healed. A classic memoir of enormous candour and courage, it teems with the wit and wisdom of its creator.
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War Two. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the second person to be recognized as an Honorary Citizen of the United States. During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame and notoriety as a war correspondent and through contemporary books he wrote describing the campaigns. He also served briefly in the British Army on the Western Front in World War One, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. At the forefront of the political scene for almost fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. After losing the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition. In 1951 he again became Prime Minister, before finally retiring in 1955. Upon his death, the Queen granted him the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world.This unique images title contains many rare and unpublished photographs of Churchill throughout his military and political career.
An Unquiet Mind: The Untold Story of Isabelle Cadieux is a mixed media installation displaying the documentary footage, artworks, and artifacts from an unknown French Outsider Artist. Through a dramatic curation of the fragments of her life and works, the audience journeys through her ideas and her story, which incites an exploration of our own conceptions of history.
From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.
Carol and her Mama lived alone in a small Georgia town. It was the 1960's and everything was in turmoil, including Carol and Mama's lives. Carol had found a small bundle wrapped in a towel in their house freezer. Not believing her eyes she got neighbors to confirm it was a newborn baby. Mama was arrested for murder and life became almost too much to bare with horrific images burned deep in Carol''s mind. Mama couldn't have done it. But who? Maybe the man she was seeing? The courts would decide and Carol's mind would never be still for many years. Would she ever know the truth?
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 1971
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : OCLC:918770124
A collection of multilingual works exploring the darker parts of the mind.
Melancholy and Mania is a collection of poems written during my manic and depressed bipolar episodes, as well the times when I've been wrought by anxiety. Emotions- whether blissfully happy or somber and reflective, need to be processed. I've pushed my mind past pulsating migraines and apathy to write these words. Compulsively, I've penned these visceral thoughts, which, undoubtedly, can't be glossed over to appeal to the superficiality of mindless poetic consumption. The reader who these words appeal to is thoughtful, perhaps, even a bit of a bohemian of sorts.In much of today's literary culture (as well as the culture in general), there is a lack of authenticity and depth. Depth is the notion of exploring beyond the surface. We are all complex creations that demand a certain amount of integrity, with regard to poetry and content.
In his follow-up to Lunatic Heroes, Martignetti sheds all defenses to reveal the viscera of a mind shaped by the dark and confusing forces of his childhood. This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti's adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative. From the cascade of memories and emotions triggered by an accidental butterfly killing in "Cocoon Talk," to the homicidal impulses prompted by a visit to his boyhood home in "Sign," from the heartbreaking to the hilarious musings inspired by beloved pets in "Mochajava" and "Dog," and throughout the uncensored sexcapades of "Mad," "The Wild," and "Feast of the Hungry Ghost," Martignetti's colloquial, humorous, and intimate style will keep you riveted, crack you open, enthrall and embrace you with an honesty normally reserved for not even the closest of friends.
Thirteen chilling tales of madness and horror.From the frozen waters of Alaska, to the jungles of Africa. From cities familiar to the ruins of the future. Bardo of the Unquiet Mind explores the dark side of the human mind as well as cosmic forces of alien unspeakables. Worshipping at the altars of H.P Lovecraft, Durleth, Barker, and Spielberg simultaneously. A fisherman who lost his wife must face the supernatural truth his mind cannot grasp in order to find peace. A miserable suburban man prays for the destruction of the world, and awakens things that should not be. A band of Viking warriors go to the edge of the world and dare to walk where only nameless gods tread. A circle of internet friends explore a mysterious viral video and discover something best left alone. A middle aged woman explores her past, and discovers the Great Race of Yith. Hastur, the King in Yellow grants the hedonistic wishes of an American expat in rural Africa.These stories and more await you, if you dare to walk on the dark side. Walk in the Bardo.
The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.
With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind’s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states: exuberance. This “abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion” manifests itself everywhere from child’s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk-taking, social cohesiveness, and survival itself. Exuberance: The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz’s Snoopy. It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. The resulting book is an irresistible fusion of science and soul.
Yanni has lived all his life in semi isolation, on the ridge at the top of the island, with only his parents and their herd of goats for company. But when the family's donkey dies, the burden rests on him to make the journey over to the mainland to buy a new one... Reluctantly, and fearing he will not be able to cope with the wider world, Yanni resolves to make the trip, and in doing so to face his own demons. One hope spurs him on, and that is the chance of being reunited with Sophia, his childhood sweetheart who was sent away to the mainland at an early age, and whom he has not seen or heard from since. Will Yanni be able to find Sophia, and will she even remember him? Once again Sara Alexi spins a masterful yarn that delves deep into the heart of more characters from the Greek village, and exposes more of what it means to be human, and fallible...
Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself.
A Pulitzer Prize Finalist In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind brings a fresh perspective to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell. In his poetry, Lowell put his manic-depressive illness (now known as bipolar disorder) into the public domain, and in the process created a new and arresting language for madness. Here Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise in mood disorders to bear on Lowell’s story, illuminating not only the relationships between mania, depression, and creativity but also how Lowell’s illness and treatment influenced his work (and often became its subject). A bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was—both despite and because of mental illness—a passionate, original observer of the human condition.
A psychiatrist traces her marriage to a renowned scientist who overcame severe dyslexia to become an expert on schizophrenia, describing his slow surrender to cancer and her own struggles to overcome grief and depression.