Touched with Fire

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Touched with Fire
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Author Kay Redfield Jamison
Language English
Subject Creativity and bipolar disorder
Publisher Free Press
ISBN 0-684-83183-X 9780684831831 0029160030 9780029160039
OCLC 85753373

Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament is a book by the American psychologist Kay Redfield Jamison examining the relationship between bipolar disorder and artistic creativity. It contains extensive case studies of historic writers, artists, and composers assessed as probably having suffered with Cyclothymia, Major Depressive Disorder, or Manic-Depressive/Bipolar Disorder.[1]

Prize[edit]

The book received the Lewis Thomas Prize June 5, 2013.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament:1996 page 267
  2. ^ Lewis Thomas Prize awarded to Kay Redfield Jamison Rockefeller.edu, visited October 27, 2013

References[edit]

  • Jamison, Kay Redfield (1993): Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, New York, The Free Press. ISBN 0-02-916030-8