By Kay Redfield Jamison
WITH a brand new PREFACE through THE AUTHOR
In her bestselling vintage, An Unquiet brain, Kay Redfield Jamison replaced the way in which we expect approximately moods and madness.
Dr. Jamison is likely one of the optimal specialists on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has additionally skilled it firsthand. For even while she was once pursuing her occupation in educational drugs, Jamison came upon herself succumbing to an identical exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that 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 affliction from the twin views of the healer and the healed, revealing either its terrors and the tough attract that from time to time brought on her to withstand taking drugs. An Unquiet brain is a memoir of large candor, vividness, and wisdom—a deeply strong publication that has either reworked and stored lives.
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That vulnerability can feel threatening to the person with BPD. In the second section of this book, I will talk about how to deal with shame in your loved one. For now, it is important that you know that it is there, even if it is not readily visible to you. My wife is obsessed with her middle-school torturers and remembers every detail of the shame-inducing experience, even though it was more than twenty years ago. - ATSTP member B. (male, married) This sense of shame is one of the core features of BPD.
If you feel fearful, your body reacts by speeding up your heartrate, contracting capillaries in your extremities (that is why you can "go pale"), and releasing adrenaline into your bloodstream. Your emotion, fear in this case, is preparing your body to run away fast, which is the natural reaction to fear. Emotions are, in some ways, a "mind reflex" that protect you and your body's survival. Emotions are basic survival mechanisms. Even animals have some form of emotion – fear, for example – that prey can use to escape predators.
Some other terms in the book are used within the therapeutic community and are not well-understood in the support community. Unfortunately, I am forced to leave out some of these concepts because of copyright restrictions on the terms. I provide a list of resources in the back of this book that can direct you to Internet resources in which these terms are defined. Finally, some of the terms I use are either my own or created by people on my email support list. Links to the list as well as other important resources can be found in the back of this book.