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Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison was born on June 22, 1946. She received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is considered one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of numerous books including An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness; Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide; and Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament. (Bowker Author Biography)
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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)]
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