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An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7039.1172 (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1172
  1. Alan D Ogilvie

    Kay Redfield Jamison Picador, £15.99, pp 220 ISBN 0330 346 504

    An Unquiet Mind is a landmark in the history of writing about manic depressive illness. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University and coauthor of arguably the foremost scientific book on manic depressive illness, has “come out” and described her own lifelong battle against recurrent mania and depression. I recently saw the book displayed in an airport lounge bookstall in Minneapolis where it was rated number 10 in the non-fiction bestsellers list for Minnesota. Not many good books written by …

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