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Kay Redfield Jamison

Kay Redfield Jamison (born June 22, 1946) is an American clinical psychologist and writer. Her work has centered on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She holds a post of Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and is an Honorary Professor of English at the University of St Andrews.

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Lithium prevents my seductive but disastrous highs, diminishes my depressions, clears out the wool a ...

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I believe that curiosity, wonder and passion are defining qualities of imaginative minds and great t ...

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No pill can help me deal with the problem of not wanting to take pills; likewise, no amount of psych ...

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Mood disorders are terribly painful illnesses, and they are isolating illnesses. And they make peopl ...

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It is an odd thing, owing life to pills, one's own quirks and tenacities, and this unique, strange, ...

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I had been simply treating water, settling on surviving and avoiding pain rather than being actively ...

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When I am high I couldn't worry about money of I tried. So I don't. The money will come from from so ...

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But money spent while manic doesn't fit into the Internal Revenue Service concept of medical expense ...

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I look back over my shoulder and feel the presence of an intense young girl and then a volatile and ...

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Suicide Note: The calm, Cool face of the river Asked me for a kiss. -Langston Hughes

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There is no common standard for education about diagnosis. Distinguishing between bipolar depression ...

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If people can talk about having breast cancer, why can't people who have mental illness talk about m ...

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One of the advantages of science is that one's work, ultimately, is either replicated or it is not.

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When I'm talking about depression, I'm talking about the more severe forms of depression, and I thin ...

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St. Andrews provided a gentle forgetfulness over the preceding painful years of my life. It remains ...

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