An Unquiet Mind Lecture

An Unquiet Mind Lecture - Kay Redfield Jamison An Unquiet...

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Kay Redfield Jamison – An Unquiet Mind Most regrettable event of her life – accepting that she wasn’t going to have children o The doctor told her that from a genetic standpoint she might have passed the genes on to her children o Now there’s no reason to suggest that she couldn’t have children Getting tenure at UCLA was incredibly important to her o Two things against her: male dominated and her disorder o Give her financial security and security in herself o She does get tenure Two most important treatments in dealing with the disorder that helped her with her recovery o Psychotherapy – a really good psychiatrist, he was not bipolar but he was still extremely helpful once she realized that he understood the disease o Lithium First time she went to see the psychiatrist o She felt deeply embarrassed o It wasn’t being in therapy that was embarrassing but acknowledging to herself that she had this disorder and needed help Money o Went shopping and bought things that she would never use
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2011 for the course PS 101 taught by Professor Hoffman during the Fall '07 term at BU.

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