Kay Redfield Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as Honorary Professor of English at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness, Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, Manic-Depressive Illness (with F. Goodwin) and Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide. She is the recipient of numerous national and international scientific awards, was distinguished lecturer at Harvard University in 2002 and the Litchfield lecturer at the University of Oxford in 2003. She is a John P. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellow.
Kay Redfield Jamison
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 o...
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“We have given sorrow many words, but a passion for life few.”
―from EXUBERANCE: The Passion for Lif...
by @KayRedfieldJamison - one month ago
“When people are suicidal, their thinking is paralyzed, their options appear spare or nonexistent, t...
An interview with Kay Redfield Jamison on Radio Open Source. You can listen below.
by @KayRedfieldJamison - 5 months ago
"Kay Redfield Jamison fascinatingly suggests that Lowell’s many radical stylistic swerves were conne...
by @KayRedfieldJamison - 6 months ago
"Jamison’s remarkable book deals steadily with an intransigent problem: How is one to write a psycho...
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