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Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament (urspr publ 1993; utgåvan 1996)

av Kay Redfield Jamison (Författare)

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Behandlar även svenska författare (Gustaf Fröding) och konstnärer (Ernst Josephson, Carl Fredrik Hill) enligt recension i Läkartidningen, 1995:12, s. 1264-1265
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Titel:Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament
Författare:Kay Redfield Jamison (Författare)
Info:Free Press (1996), Edition: Illustrated, 384 pages
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Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament av Kay Redfield Jamison (1993)

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First of all, there's a lot of discussion about (and occasional colorful descriptions of) suicide in this book, so it isn't light reading at all, and some of the passages quoted from different authors were hard to get through for me.

So this was written in 1993, when we were still on the DSM III, and it's sometimes evident in the more clinical chapters, e.g. positing the idea of what we now commonly refer to as Seasonal Affective Disorder outside of a diagnostic context. Some of the information about the pharmaceuticals involved in treating manic-depressive illnesses shows its age, mostly in terms of the "standard" medications save for lithium. If you're familiar with the physiological side of manic-depressive illnesses, then those chapters may drag on slightly, though I still found the research into genetics and inheritance intriguing.

Having said that, the chapters that focused on well-known creative figures with manic-depressive symptoms have made a huge difference in the way that I view my own illness and the methods that I use for managing it. One of the biggest points is how exhaustive Jamison's list of artists, writers, and musicians with manic-depressive symptoms is, and how well-researched their family histories and symptoms are. Some of the more "mainstream" figures studied were familiar to me (Van Gogh, Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge), and many others weren't, and I'm grateful that examples of their writing were presented so that I could add quite a few books and collections to my reading list.

Jamison also presents letters and journal entries that aren't as prominent, which I appreciated, and for the first time I found myself researching and saving quotes that were particularly interesting to me. I would definitely recommend this to anyone trying to reconcile their manic-depressive illness with their creative work. ( )
  katie.kloss | Apr 25, 2021 |
Another brilliant book about bipolar disorder and other mood disorders by Dr. Jamison. She writes about what has come to be known as "the artistic temperament," i.e., unstable, mercurial moods, grand visions, tremendous energy and drive to accomplish goals, inspired creativity, and the plummet into despair and depression that can follow such heightened mood states. ( )
  harrietbrown | Jun 24, 2017 |
This is a fabulous exploration of the potential link.between creative genius and what others might call madness. It is extremely well-written book intended for the non-scientific audience. Commentators who claimed it was written for scientists obviously have never read any scientific papers, nor much in the way of literature. ( )
  DarleneCypser | May 30, 2017 |
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  jspringbrinkley | Mar 17, 2014 |
This is a must read twice. Maybe three times. It's strength is in the research. Jamison did her homework and the result is a large book of academic weight made readible by her gift of language and respect for audience. I warn against skipping around. Without having her entire thesis in context one can err in the assumption that Jamison proposes that people are made great by insanity. At all costs manic depression must not be romanticized. Does Jamison dance a little too close to that assumption? I have to read it again. ( )
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Who, from the womb, remembered the soul's history
Through corridors of light, where the hours are suns,
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And who hoarded from the Spring branches
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