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An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison
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Jul 29, 08

bookshelves: non-fiction
Read in July, 2008

I was really curious about this book, and I did learn quite a bit about manic-depressive illness. I definitely admire the author, who is impressively intelligent and courageously candid about her disease. I was really interested to read about her struggles to continue taking medication for her illness, as well as her belief that there are aspects of manic-depression that are positive. I felt that the book gave me a new perspective on some of the friends I've had who have dealt with depression and with issues of medication.
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message 1: by Candice (new)

Candice I'm so glad that you liked this book. It's been a while since I've read it, but what sticks with me was the way she was able to fall in love with such incredible men so many times. I also had a better understanding of the various medications and their side effects after reading this. And the depths of her depression. How scary and awful! She is a bright, courageous, articulate woman.

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