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

By Kay Redfield Jamison

WITH a brand new PREFACE through 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 likely one of the ultimate gurus on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has additionally skilled it firsthand. For even while she was once pursuing her profession in educational medication, Jamison came upon herself succumbing to an identical exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that troubled lots of her sufferers, as her disease introduced her into ruinous spending sprees, episodes of violence, and an attempted suicide.

Here Jamison examines bipolar affliction 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 strong booklet that has either remodeled and stored lives.

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E ven if the source arises in one area, the reverberations, like ripples in a pond, extend throughout the body, mind, and spirit and are soon indistinguishable as cause or effect. 20 Factors in Bipolar Disorder The following can exacerbate or contribute to bipolar ­disorder: genetic vulnerability hormonal imbalances stress hypoglycemia chemical toxicity structural factors heavy-metal toxicity medical conditions food allergies medications and drugs intestinal dysbiosis stimulants and alcohol sensitivity to food additives lack of sleep lack of exercise nutritional deficiencies or imbalances lack of light neurotransmitter deficiencies or dysfunction energy imbalances psychospiritual issues To recover from bipolar disorder, we need not know the exact mechanism in operation, but we do need to address the factors that combine to produce the disorder.

Perhaps the most well known in the treatment of bi­polar disorder is Depakote, which was originally used for epilepsy. It is not known how Prescription Drugs Commonly Used to Control Bipolar Disorder Antidepressants Celexa (citalopram) Desyrel (trazodone) Paxil (paroxetine) Prozac (fluoxetine) Wellbutrin (bupropion) Zoloft (sertraline) Antipsychotics (typical) Haldol (haloperidol) Thorazine (chlorpromazine) Antipsychotics (atypical) Clozaril (clozapine) Risperdal (risperidone) Zyprexa (olanzapine) Mood stabilizers Depakote (divalproex sodium) Lamictal (lamotrigine) lithium carbonate Tegretol (carbamazepine) Topamax (topiramate) Tranquilizers Ativan (lorazepam) Klonopin (clonazepam) Valium (diazepam) What Is Bipolar Disorder and Who Suffers from It?

Normally, a CIC is destroyed or removed from the body, but under conditions of weakened immunity, CICs tend to accumulate in the blood, putting the body on allergic alert, if you will. ἀ ereafter, whenever the person eats the food in question, an allergic reaction follows. ” Until recently, allergies were thought to affect only the mucous membranes, the respiratory tract, and the skin. indd 34 6/2/11 12:18:00 AM and, as a result, on behavior. An allergy or intolerance that affects the brain is known as a brain allergy or a cerebral allergy.

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