Touched With Fire

Touched With Fire

Manic-depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament

Book - 1994
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"The anguished, volatile intensity we associate with the artistic temperament, often described as "a fine madness," has been thought of as a defining aspect of much artistic genius. Now, Kay Jamison's brilliant work, based on years of studies as a clinical psychologist and prominent researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists who were subject to alternatingly exultant and then melancholic moods were, in fact, engaged in a lifelong struggle with manic-depressive illness."
Publisher: New York : Free Press Paperbacks, 1994
Edition: 1st Free Press paperback ed
ISBN: 9780684831831
068483183X
Branch Call Number: 616.895 J32t
Characteristics: xii, 370 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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Jul 28, 2013

Anyone who has ever struggled with mental illness or loved someone who has should read this. It's scary, and empowering. It is a fun read; at times highly entertaining yet, like the disease itself, it can be incredibly sad.

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Dec 16, 2012

Tried to make sense of this. Hoping to come back to it and try again.

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