Touched with Fire Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

ISBN-10: 068483183X
ISBN-13: 9780684831831
Edition: 2nd 1996
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Description: Kay Jamison presents compelling evidence that many of the great artists who experienced massive mood swings were in actual fact sufferers of manic depressive illnesses.

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List price: $16.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 10/18/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Kay Jamison presents compelling evidence that many of the great artists who experienced massive mood swings were in actual fact sufferers of manic depressive illnesses.

Clinical psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison was born on June 22, 1946. She received a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is considered one of the foremost experts on bipolar disorder, which she has had since her early adulthood. She is Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a Honorary Professor of English at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. She is the author of numerous books including An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness; Night Falls Fast: Understanding Suicide; and Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.

That Fine Madness
Introduction
Endless Night, Fierce Fires And Shramming Cold
Manic-Depressive Illness
Could It be Madness--This?
Controversy and Evidence
Their Life A Storm Whereon They Ride
Temperament and Imagination
The Mind's Canker In Its Savage Mood
George Gordon, Lord Byron
Genealogies of These High Mortal Miseries
The Inheritance of Manic-Depressive Illness
This Net Throwne Upon The Heavens
Medicine and the Arts
Appendixes
Diagnostic Criteria for the Major Mood Disorders
Writers, Artists, and Composers with Probable Cyclothymia, Major Depression, or Manic-Depressive Illness
Notes
Acknowledgments
Index

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