Meet the Author: Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D.
MEET THE AUTHOR: KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Ph.D.
MILLER BRANCH LIBRARY (410.313.1950)
Wed April 22, 2015; 7 – 9 pm
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A professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Co-Director of the Mood Disorders Center there, Kay Redfield Jamison is an internationally renowned author and expert on manic-depressive illness and depression. Jamison authored The New York Times bestseller and classic, An Unquiet Mind: a Memoir of Moods and Madness. This memoir offers a window into her own experience with depression and mania, and according to Oliver Sacks, “stands alone in the literature of manic depression for its bravery, brilliance, and beauty.” In 2013, Jamison’s book Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament was awarded the Lewis Thomas Prize, which recognizes scientific works that reach a wider audience outside of the laboratory. Jamison coauthored Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, first published in 1990 and the definitive book on the topic. Her other works include Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide; Exuberance: The Passion for Life; and Nothing Was the Same: a Memoir.