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Kay Redfield Jamison

Key Redfield Jamison (1946-) is an American psychologist and science writer who is herself affected by manic depression, also known as bipolar disorder.

"Manic-Depressive Illness" (with Frederick K. Goodwin) is one of the classic textbooks on bipolar disorder.

She is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine[?].

Works include:

Jamison is the recipient of the National Mental Health Association's William Styron Award (1995), the American Suicide Foundation Research Award (1996), the Community Mental Health Leadership Award (1999), and a 2001 MacArthur Fellowhip recipient.

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