An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison

By Kay Redfield Jamison

WITH a brand new PREFACE by way of THE AUTHOR

In her bestselling vintage, An Unquiet brain, Kay Redfield Jamison replaced the best way we expect approximately moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is among the most excellent gurus on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has additionally skilled it firsthand. For even while she used to be pursuing her profession in educational drugs, Jamison came across herself succumbing to an analogous exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that bothered a lot of her sufferers, as her affliction introduced her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.

Here Jamison examines bipolar disorder from the twin views of the healer and the healed, revealing either its terrors and the tough attract that now and then caused her to withstand taking medicine. An Unquiet brain is a memoir of large candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply robust publication that has either reworked and kept lives.

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Five years later, Jervis (1939) provided evidence that this disorder, which we refer to as PKU, was due to a single autosomal recessive gene. He did so by demonstrating that a person affected with the disease had received an abnormal gene from both parents, who were heterozygous for the disorder and were not affected. Heterozygosity in the parents was deduced from the presence of other affected relatives in their families. Subsequently, Jervis, Block, Bolling, and Krange (1940) and Jervis (1953, 1959) reported that the system of phenylketonuric individuals contained large amounts of amino acid, phenylalanine, which was not metabolized in the normal way into tyrosine (see Figure 4).

38 CHAPTER 3 p q J 2 4 5 6 p q 7 8 1:3 14 10 II 12 p q 15 16 17 18 p q 19 20 21 22 y x Figure 7. Chromosome banding patterns: (p) denotes the two upper arms of each chromosome; (q) denotes the two lower arms of each chromosome. Note. From "High Resolution of Human Chromosomes" by J. J. Yunis, March 1976, Science, 191. Copyright 1976 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Reprinted by permission. MENTAL RET ARDA TrON 39 X-linked Inheritance Early reports of pedigrees showing an X-linked pattern of inheritance for mental retardation did not receive much attention, in part because many authors suspected that the observed excess of male retardates might be due to cultural factors such as an admission bias on the part of institutions or greater tolerance for low IQ in girls than in boys.

The Comrey test, which includes a validity check and a response bias measure, has THE DIAGNOSIS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY 23 the following eight scales: trust versus defensiveness, orderliness versus lack of compulsion, social conformity versus rebelliousness, activity versus lack of energy, emotional stability versus neuroticism, extraversion versus introversion, masculinity versus femininity, and empathy versus egocentrism. Jackson's test is based on the system of needs developed by Murray (1938). It measures 20 needs such as harm avoidance, play, social recognition, and the like.

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