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Kay Redfield Jamison: Living with Bipolar Disorder

Posted Monday, August 23, 2010

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Kay Redfield Jamison: Living with Bipolar Disorder Imagine being bipolar since the age of 17 but avoiding treatment for years despite a nearly successful suicide attempt and relationships shattered beyond repair. Then imagine becoming a professor of psychiatry, an author of best sellers and co-author of the standard medical textbook on bipolar disorder. That's the story of clinical psychologist Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison. She describes her own profound mood swings and how her marriage survived them in a new memoir, Nothing Was the Same. She writes: "At times he was others bewildered or cooly distant." Jamison joins host David Molpus Monday at 9:00 AM to discuss how her late husband handled her illness and what others touched by bipolar disorder can learn from their experience. This is an encore presentation of The Sound of Ideas.


Health, Mental Health, Other, Community/Human Interest


Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Pyschiatry, John Hopkins University School of Medicine & Codirector, Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center
Terri Miller, Program Coordinator, NAMI Greater Cleveland

Additional Information

"Nothing Was the Same" book review, The Washington Post
NAMI of Greater Cleveland Support Group Schedule
ideastream's Facing Depression resource page
Facts About Bipolar Disorder, The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
Helping a depressed person is a strain on the caregiver that can imperil health, by Kaye Spector, The Plain Dealer

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