” Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn’t in me. “


” One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don’t have prior awareness, you don’t have any idea what hit you. “


” Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting. “


” Nothing good comes out of depression. “


” I am one of millions who have been treated for depression and gotten well, I was lucky enough to have a psychiatrist well versed in using lithium and knowledgeable about my illness, and who was also an excellent psychotherapist. “


” There is no common standard for education about diagnosis. Distinguishing between bipolar depression and major depressive disorder, for example, can be difficult, and mistakes are common. Misdiagnosis can be lethal. Medications that work well for some forms of depression induce agitation in others. “


” We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease, it matters no less for depression. “


” Because I teach and write about depression and bipolar illness, I am often asked what is the most important factor in treating bipolar disorder. My answer is competence. Empathy is important, but competence is essential. “


” There are scientists all around the world looking for the genes responsible for bipolar illness and major depression. “


” In some cases, some people do get depressed in the middle of their grief, and they really need to be treated for depression. “



All 10 Kay Redfield Jamison Quotes about Depression in picture


Never once, during any of my bouts of depression, had I been inclined or able to pick up a telephone and ask a friend for help. It wasn
One of things so bad about depression and bipolar disorder is that if you don


Grief comes and goes, but depression is unremitting.
Nothing good comes out of depression.
I am one of millions who have been treated for depression and gotten well, I was lucky enough to have a psychiatrist well versed in using lithium and knowledgeable about my illness, and who was also an excellent psychotherapist.
There is no common standard for education about diagnosis. Distinguishing between bipolar depression and major depressive disorder, for example, can be difficult, and mistakes are common. Misdiagnosis can be lethal. Medications that work well for some forms of depression induce agitation in others.
We expect well-informed treatment for cancer or heart disease, it matters no less for depression.
Because I teach and write about depression and bipolar illness, I am often asked what is the most important factor in treating bipolar disorder. My answer is competence. Empathy is important, but competence is essential.
There are scientists all around the world looking for the genes responsible for bipolar illness and major depression.
In some cases, some people do get depressed in the middle of their grief, and they really need to be treated for depression.