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An Unquiet Mind: Personal and Professional Perspectives on Bipolar Disorder

Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders
Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Reception and Book Signing
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema Lobby

Lecture
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Sarratt Cinema

In her bestselling classic, An Unquiet Mind, Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison changed the way we think about moods and madness.

Dr. Jamison is one of the foremost authorities on manic-depressive (bipolar) illness; she has also experienced it firsthand. As she was pursuing her career in academic medicine, Jamison simultaneously found herself succumbing to the same exhilarating highs and catastrophic depressions that afflicted many of her patients.

Mark your calendar for this very special Chancellor’s Lecture as Jamison examines bipolar illness from the dual perspectives of the healer and the healed, and speaks on her personal experience, writing and life’s work that has both transformed and saved lives.

Tickets are required for this lecture. Tickets are free and available on a first-come basis. There is a limit of 2 tickets per person, and they must be picked up at the Sarratt Student Center Box Office. For hours of operation and additional information on the Box Office, please call (615) 343-3361.

Parking is available in the Terrace Place Garage, located on Terrace Place between 21st and 20th Avenues.

For more information, about the lecture series, please
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