Touched With Fire: Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament (Paperback)

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    The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wroteAn Unquiet Mind.

    One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron).

    The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness.

    Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.

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    ISBN 9780684831831
    Genre PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Bipolar Disorder
    Format Paperback
    Pages 370
    Publisher Date 1996-10-18 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Free Pr
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 0.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Manic Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
    Edition Detail Reissue
    Audience Professional and scholarly
    Authors Jamison, Kay Redfield

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