An Unquiet Mind

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With an introduction by Andrew Solomon 'It stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance and beauty.' Oliver Sacks I was used to my mind being my best friend. Now, all of a sudden, my mind had turned on me: it mocked me for my vapid enthusiasms; it laughed at all of my foolish plans; it no longer found anything interesting or enjoyable or worthwhile. 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 of her patients. From her jubilant childhood to the disquiet that has dominated her adult life, she charts a journey through her own mind, and those of others. An Unquiet Mind is a definitive examination of manic depression from both sides: doctor and patient, the healer and the healed. A classic memoir of enormous candour and courage, it teems with the wit and wisdom of its creator.

De l'exaltation à la dépression

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" Il y a une souffrance, une jubilation, une solitude et une terreur propres à la folie maniaco-dépressive. Dans les envolées, c'est fantastique. Les idées et les émotions fusent à la vitesse des étoiles filantes... Et puis soudain tout change. La lucidité fait place à une confusion accablante... on devient irritable, mauvais, craintif, insupportable, totalement égaré dans les plus sombres cavernes de l'esprit. Et cela n'a pas de fin, la folie creusant elle-même sa propre demeure. " Psychiatre de renom, elle-même atteinte par cette maladie particulière qui conduit de l'exaltation à la dépression, Kay Redfield Jamison donne ici un témoignage unique de vérité et de justesse. Elle raconte son parcours, les moments de folie et les éclairs de lucidité, elle révèle sa lutte contre la maladie depuis l'adolescence et en quoi ses troubles ont conditionné toute sa vie, jusqu'à sa carrière elle-même. " Le livre de Kay Redfield Jamison s'est emparé de moi dès les premières pages. Il est unique dans la littérature sur la manie-dépression par son courage, son éclat, sa beauté ". (Oliver Sacks, auteur de L'homme qui prenait sa femme pour un chapeau).

Poetic Ramblings Of an Unquiet Mind

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Beloved Demons

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In his follow-up to Lunatic Heroes, Martignetti sheds all defenses to reveal the viscera of a mind shaped by the dark and confusing forces of his childhood. This collection of memoirs and essays focuses mainly on Martignetti's adult years, and features the pivotal characters of his ever-entertaining personal narrative. From the cascade of memories and emotions triggered by an accidental butterfly killing in "Cocoon Talk," to the homicidal impulses prompted by a visit to his boyhood home in "Sign," from the heartbreaking to the hilarious musings inspired by beloved pets in "Mochajava" and "Dog," and throughout the uncensored sexcapades of "Mad," "The Wild," and "Feast of the Hungry Ghost," Martignetti's colloquial, humorous, and intimate style will keep you riveted, crack you open, enthrall and embrace you with an honesty normally reserved for not even the closest of friends.

Winston Churchill: Portrait of an Unquiet Mind

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Winston Churchill: Portrait of an Unquiet Mind by Andrew Norman Summary

Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is known chiefly for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War Two. He served as Prime Minister from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. A noted statesman and orator, Churchill was also an officer in the British Army, a historian, writer and artist. To date, he is the only British Prime Minister to have received the Nobel Prize in Literature, and the second person to be recognized as an Honorary Citizen of the United States. During his army career, Churchill saw military action in India, the Sudan and the Second Boer War. He gained fame and notoriety as a war correspondent and through contemporary books he wrote describing the campaigns. He also served briefly in the British Army on the Western Front in World War One, commanding the 6th Battalion of the Royal Scots Fusiliers. At the forefront of the political scene for almost fifty years, he held many political and cabinet positions. After losing the 1945 election, he became Leader of the Opposition. In 1951 he again became Prime Minister, before finally retiring in 1955. Upon his death, the Queen granted him the honor of a state funeral, which saw one of the largest assemblies of statesmen in the world.This unique images title contains many rare and unpublished photographs of Churchill throughout his military and political career.

Vivre avec un maniaco-dépressif

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"Aimer un bipolaire - j'en suis une - n'est pas à la portée de n'importe qui ! C'est qu'il faut apprécier les climats extrêmes, les saisons du Grand Nord, la spéléologie et le parachute ascensionnel. Bref, n'avoir peur de rien, être prêt à tout", affirme Catherine, nous laissant entrevoir la souffrance, et le bonheur aussi, qu'il peut y avoir à aimer un maniaco-dépressif. Les fluctuations radicales de l'humeur provoquées par cette maladie font souffrir le patient mais aussi son entourage : le malade peut passer en peu de temps d'une profonde dépression à une surexcitation maniaque. Conjoints, parents, enfants, lors des phases dépressives, doivent prendre tout en main ; et lors des phases maniaques, ils doivent faire preuve de tact, de diplomatie et de patience. Entre les deux, ils vivent en état d'alerte. Ils éprouvent en outre un grand sentiment d'isolement, et leurs propres réactions à l'égard du malade, entre empathie et découragement, désir de surprotection et rejet, sont sources de culpabilité. La famille d'un maniaco-dépressif, trop souvent tenue à l'écart et peu informée sur la maladie, se retrouve pourtant en première ligne, les uns et les autres endossant un rôle d'infirmier ou de vigile pour lesquels ils ne sont pas formés, provoquant une confusion des genres qui nuit à la qualité des relations familiales. C'est dans l'optique de pallier ce manque d'information que le Dr Christian Gay a entrepris de rédiger ce livre : "Si, à la lecture de ce texte, l'entourage et les patients se sentent davantage soutenus, compris, encouragés, cet ouvrage aura alors satisfait à sa mission première."

Winston Churchill

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Winston Churchill was an extraordinary person - a politician, a statesman, a man of letters and a soldier but it was for his wartime leadership during the Second World War that he is chiefly remembered. In a study of his life, certain bizarre character traits become discernible. He had excessive energy and required little sleep. His mind would either flit from one idea to another with bewildering speed or focus obsessively on one particular goal. He was impulsive, and his attention was easily drawn to irrelevant or unimportant matters. He enjoyed taking risks almost to the point of self-destruction. He lacked inhibition and was eccentric in the extreme. Yet at other times, when he was afflicted with what he called his 'Black Dog', he became depressed, irritable, aggressive, and preoccupied with death and thoughts of suicide. By closely and painstakingly examining the statements of Churchill's doctor, of Winston himself, his family, his friends and acquaintances, Dr Norman, as a medical man, has been able to ascertain the true nature of Winston's disorder. The diagnosis having been made, it is now possible for the very first time, and this will remain secret until the book is published, to understand the man himself and what made him 'tick'.

Night Falls Fast

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From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. 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. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Exuberance

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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, social cohesiveness, and survival itself. Exuberance: The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz’s Snoopy. It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. The resulting book is an irresistible fusion of science and soul.

Robert Lowell, Setting the River on Fire

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In this magisterial study of the relationship between illness and art, the best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind brings a fresh perspective to the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Robert Lowell. In his poetry, Lowell put his manic-depressive illness (now known as bipolar disorder) into the public domain, and in the process created a new and arresting language for madness. Here Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise in mood disorders to bear on Lowell’s story, illuminating not only the relationships between mania, depression, and creativity but also how Lowell’s illness and treatment influenced his work (and often became its subject). A bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was—both despite and because of mental illness—a passionate, original observer of the human condition.

Anticancer

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Anticancer by David Servan-Schreiber Summary

Contre le cancer, faisons appel à nos défenses naturelles. La médecine occidentale dépiste et soigne, mais ne tire pas parti des récentes découvertes qui montrent comment mieux se protéger de cette maladie. David Servan-Schreiber retrace les aventures scientifiques éclairantes qui ont mené à cette approche et propose une nouvelle biologie anticancer: nous prémunir contre les déséquilibres de l'environnement; ajuster notre alimentation; guérir nos blessures psychologiques et établir une relation différente à notre corps. David Servan-Schreiber ne parle pas seulement en tant que médecin et chercheur. Il révèle ici qu'il a été atteint par un cancer et comment il s'est soigné. En partageant cette expérience, il espère qu'il aidera chacun, quelle que soit sa situation, à mettre toutes les chances de son côté.

Nothing Was the Same

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Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself.

Touched With Fire

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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

Larmes de pierre

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« Une ode à l’Afrique : une sublime déclaration d’amour. » Elle Le livre : Petite fille, Bobo a appris à manier le fusil, à cuisiner un impala, à conduire un tracteur et à se garder des morsures de serpents. En 1972, elle s’installe avec sa famille en Rhodésie – l’actuel Zimbabwe – pays ravagé par la guerre civile, mais aussi terre de saveurs, de parfums et de sons qu’elle reconnaît intuitivement comme la sienne. Son enfance, ponctuée de déménagements successifs en Afrique australe, oscille au gré de tragédies historiques et intimes. Ce récit est un chant d’amour à une famille adorée, chaotique, souvent drôle, et à l’Afrique, terre des premiers émois, de l’initiation et de la découverte naturelle de l’autre. Alexandra Fuller ouvre ainsi une page d’histoire et sa malle aux souvenirs, souvent tendres, parfois durs, et toujours poignants. L’auteur : Alexandra Fuller, née en Angleterre, a grandi en Rhodésie (Zimbabwe) et en Zambie. Elle est l’auteur de quatre livres, traduits dans une dizaine de pays, et a signé de nombreux articles pour le Financial Times, New York Times Book Review, National Geographic, New Yorker Magazine, Vogue et Granta. Larmes de pierre : Une enfance africaine fête ses dix ans depuis sa première parution en France en 2002. Ce titre, encensé par la critique, a figuré parmi les livres de prédilection du New York Times, qui n’hésite pas à comparer l’auteur à Joseph Conrad, Karen Blixen, Doris Lessing et Nadine Gordimer. Alexandra Fuller vit aujourd’hui dans le Wyoming avec son mari et leurs trois enfants.