Books by Kay Redfield Jamison

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 the national best sellers An Unquiet Mind: A Mem

Released: Feb. 28, 2017

"A deeply informed investigation of a poet's suffering and creative triumph."
A renowned psychologist connects bipolar disorder to creativity. Read full book review >
NOTHING WAS THE SAME by Kay Redfield Jamison
Released: Sept. 24, 2009

"A soul-baring love letter to the author's loving life partner that also addresses the debilitating condition that restricted her from enjoying life to its fullest."
A manic-depressive clinical psychologist finds solace after the death of her husband. Read full book review >
EXUBERANCE by Kay Redfield Jamison
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A well-written, lively account, featuring a host of exuberant personalities."
An exploration of the psychological state of exuberance: its origins, its contagious nature, the effect of an exuberant temperament on the life and work of those who possess it, and its impact on society. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 10, 1999

Suicide rates for Americans under 40, the cohort on which this book focuses, have tripled in the past 45 years. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 18, 1995

"But overall, a well-written, vivid depiction of a devastating mental illness. (First printing of 75,000; Literary Guild alternate selection; author tour)"
Mood-disorder specialist Jamison (Psychiatry/Johns Hopkins) comes clean about her own mood disorder: manic-depression. Read full book review >
Released: March 15, 1993

"Clear writing and research, but heavily clinical."
Study of manic depression and inspiration that for many will be a hard read but that makes its points convincingly—if only fragmentarily—chapter by chapter. Read full book review >