|Plot Summary of An Unquiet Mind|
|"Kay Redfield, a US Air Force brat, became an assistant professor of psychiatry at UCLA in 1974 at the age of 28. She had had manic-depressive episodes and been on and off medication since her mid teens, but once she became an assistant professor and full-time clinician, it took only three months to descend into a full psychotic collapse. She went on spending sprees, her first marriage broke up, and she made her first visit to a psychiatrist of her own. The depression lasted 18 months and like many people with bipolar disorder she battled her need for lithium.
Having experienced such mental illness from both sides -- as a patient and as a doctor -- Jamison is in a unique position to describe the situation. Her searing tale relates the assistance of understanding professionals, friends, family and lovers, and the feelings of a person losing her grip on reality. Her 1995 memoir is a sobering and sensitive tale."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of An Unquiet Mind|
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Phys disability/mental struggle?
- mental illness
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- mentally ill
- emotionally unstable
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Book makes you feel?
Commentary on society?
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
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