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Kay Redfield Jamison
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Kay Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  She is co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center and a member of the governing board of the National Network of Depression Centers.  She is also Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and the author of the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind and Night Falls Fast, as well as of Touched With Fire, Exuberance, and Nothing Was the Same.  Dr. Jamison is the coauthor of the standard medical text on...

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Exuberance
The Passion for Life
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 13, 2005
Price: $15.95

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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... Read more >

Exuberance
The Passion for Life
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: eBook, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 28, 2004
Price: $13.99

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Night Falls Fast
Understanding Suicide
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $15.95

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... Read more >
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Night Falls Fast
Understanding Suicide
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: eBook, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 12, 2011
Price: $13.99

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Nothing Was the Same

Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $14.95

Perhaps no one but Kay Redfield Jamison–who combines the acute perceptions of a psychologist with a writerly elegance and passion–could bring such a delicate touch to the subject of losing a spouse to cancer. In direct, straightforward, and at times strikingly lyrical prose, Jamison looks back at her relationship with her... Read more >
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Nothing Was the Same

Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: eBook, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $13.99

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An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $15.95

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison--clinical psychologist, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and an international authority of manic-depressive illness--offers a remarkable personal testimony: the revelation of her own struggle since adolescence with manic-depression, and how it has shaped her life. Dr. Jamison suffered her first attack of... Read more >
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An Unquiet Mind
A Memoir of Moods and Madness
Written by Kay Redfield Jamison


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

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