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Manic-Depressive Illness and Creativity Does some fine madness plague great artists? Several studies now show that creativity and mood disorders are linked

@inproceedings{Jamison1997ManicDepressiveIA,
  title={Manic-Depressive Illness and Creativity Does some fine madness plague great artists? Several studies now show that creativity and mood disorders are linked},
  author={Kay R. Jamison},
  year={1997}
}
  • Kay R. Jamison
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology
  • Men have called me mad,” wrote Edgar Allan Poe, “but the question is not yet settled, whether madness is or is not the loftiest intelligence— whether much that is glorious—whether all that is profound—does not spring from disease of thought—from moods of mind exalted at the expense of the general intellect.” Many people have long shared Poe’s suspicion that genius and insanity are entwined. Indeed, history holds countless examples of “that fine madness.” Scores of influential 18thand 19th… CONTINUE READING

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