In addition to her academic works, Prof. Jamison chronicled her own struggle with bipolar disorder (severe mania and depression) in her 1995 memoir An Unquiet Mind.
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the co-author of the definitive medical text Manic-Depressive Illness. Dr. Jamison is a member of the National Advisory Council for Human Genome Research. She is also the executive producer and writer for a series of award-winning public television specials about manic-depressive illness and the arts. [from Touched with Fire (1993)]