Psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison and an archive interview with actor David Paymer on this edition of Fresh Air
. Jamison is an authority on manic-depression and suicide. Her book, Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide
is now out in paperback. She's also the author of Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
. Jamison disclosed her own 30-year battle with manic-depression in the memoir, An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness
. Jamison is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Actor David Paymer received an Oscar nomination for his role in Mr. Saturday Night
. He also starred in the movie Quiz Show
as Dan Enright, the villain producer who rigs the show Twenty-One
. His other film credits include Get Shorty
and the new David Mamet film State & Main
. (Broadcast Dates January 5, 2001 and October 6, 1994)
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