Expert in depression, bipolar disorder visits Corvallis for two public events

By Katy Muldoon, The Oregonian, October 12, 2011

Kay Redfield Jamison, a celebrated psychologist and prolific writer known for detailing her own struggles with manic depression,

Kay Redfield Jamison, MD

travels to Corvallis this month for a free lecture at Oregon State University, plus a public discussion based on her book, “An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness.” (Knopf, 1995)

Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has struggled with manic depression since early adulthood,.

Her lecture, focusing on clinical and personal realities of depression and bipolar disorder, begins at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, in Austin Auditorium, LaSells Stewart Center, on the OSU campus.

At 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, she’ll lead a discussion based on “An Unquiet Mind.” A question-answer session and book signing will follow. That event is in the CH2M-Hill ballroom at OSU.

Redfield Jamison, a John P. And Catherine T. MacArthur fellow, has written five other books and more than 100 academic articles.