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    Night Falls Fast Undertanding Suicide By Kay Redfield Jamison “Encompass’d with a thousand dangers, Weary, faint, trembling with a thousand terrors....I...in fleshy tomb, am Buried above ground.” -William Cowper Suicide has long been interpreted, studied, and at many times ignored. The existence of suicide and its whereabouts are not actually known. For the fact that no one knows the first person who intentionally walked into a blizzard knowingly that they will not return, or the first

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    PSYC 2313 "An Unquiet Mind" Summary: Kay Redfield Jamison tells the story of her trials and tribulations as she deals with Bipolar Disorder in her memoir An Unquiet mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness. In her early days, growing up in a military family, Kay moved around quite frequently. She attended many schools and met many people. She describes being "totally content" with her childhood, stating it was full of "great friends, swimming, parties and boyfriends". Kay’s family moved to California

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    Kay Redfield Jamison is a teacher of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University of Medicine. Professor Jamison was born on June 22, 1946 to her parents Dr. Marshall Verdine Jamison and Mary Dell Jamison. Her farther Dr. Marshall was in the Air force and because of this her family consisting of her mother, older brother and sister moved continuously throughout their life. They lived in Florida, Tokyo, Washington D. C and Puerto Rico. By the 5th grade she had attended four different elementary schools

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    psychiatric theory and practice that you can find on the internet didn’t really help me to understand what people actually go through. Kay Redfield Jamison’s ‘An Unquiet Mind’ manages to cut through all that to create a fiery, passionate, authentic account of the psychotic experience and introduce you to that facts of the illness without you even realizing it. Kay Jamison’s story is proof that mentally ill people, with help from medication, can live a wonderful life. Manic-depression does not come

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    An Unquiet Mind Analysis

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    healer and the healed by Kay Redfield Jamison, the Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. This memoir uses vivid imagery and technically deft writing to bring life to the internal experience of those afflicted with bipolar disorder. This alone makes the memoir capable of educating even those people who might have been formerly unsympathetic to the suffering of people with mental disorders. As a child, Jamison is intensely emotional. At age fifteen, Jamison visited St. Elizabeths

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    This Quicksilver Illness: Moods, Stigma, and Creativity A review of An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison Kay Jamison is one of the faces of manic depression (or in more sterile terms, bipolar disorder). She is currently the face of one of the renowned researchers of manic depression and topics relating to the disease, ranging from suicide to creativity. She is a tenured professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, author of a best-selling memoir and one of the standard

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    become an inseparable part of the successful artist's experience in the romanticized biographies of famous poets, painters, and musicians of our time. In her book, Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison lends some evidence to this widely-recognized cultural myth, and exposes a fascinating relationship between the mood cycles involved with manic depression and the creative process. Despite her convincing results, Jamison's approach does

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    judgments of these professions for years. Despite the prevalence of these beliefs, psychological studies in this field have been sparse and often inadequate. To fill this investigative void, Ruth Richards and Dennis Kinney, Nancy Andreasen, and Kay Jamison developed studies to examine the link between creativity and mood disorders more completely and accurately. Early studies of this social stereotyping phenomenon were largely anecdotal, relying on the unconfirmed psychological diagnosis of creative

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    Kay Redfield Jamison's Touched With Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temeprament In Touched with Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, Kay Redfield Jamison explores the compelling connection between mental disorders and artistic creativity. Artists have long been considered different from the general population, and one often hears tales of authors, painters, and composers who both struggle with and are inspired by their "madness". Jamison's text explores

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    Searching for the Location of Creativity

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    genius is only the result of a mental disorder? Diana Applegate seems to have explored this in her paper "Toward a Neurobiology of Creativity? Making Connections Between Art, Manic-Depressive Illness, and the Frontotemporal Dementia." She uses Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison’s book, Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, as a main resource. Her final conclusion from this is that, "Jamison's book does not provide us with any answers, but it raises several new and interesting

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