Exchanges at the Frontier with Kay Redfield Jamison
Thursday 5 December 2013, 19.00-20.30
Jamison is a clinical psychologist with a unique story.
She is a world leader in the study of bipolar (manic-depressive)
illness, a condition that she herself has had since her
adolescence. As a highly regarded clinician with direct experience
of the condition she treats, she has a rare and moving perspective
on the debilitating nature of this psychiatric disorder and its
seductive but disastrous highs, depressions and disordered
thinking. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins
University School of Medicine in the USA and the author of 'An
Unquiet Mind: A memoir of moods and madness', which explores her
initial ambivalence towards a life dependent on medication and her
faith in the healing power of psychotherapy. She is also the
coauthor of the standard medical textbook on bipolar disorder.
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