Manic Depression And Creativity

Author: D. Jablow Hershman
Editor: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1615921370
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Many recognized geniuses had creative capacities that were driven by bouts of manic intensity followed by the depths of mind-numbing despair. From Plato, who originated the idea of inspired mania, to Beethoven, Dickens, Newton, Van Gogh, and today's popular creative artists and scientists who've battled manic depression, this intriguing work examines creativity and madness in mystery, myth, and history. Demonstrating how manic depression often becomes the essential difference between talent and genius, Hershman and Lieb offer valuable insights into the many obstacles and problems this illness poses for highly creative people. Lieb critiques the wave of new books on depression as well as those on creativity to determine how far we have come in our understanding of this complex illness.The authors also explode the myth that suffering is essential to creativity. Guides for the manic depressive are suggested to reduce emotional pain and personal problems while increasing productivity.Julian Lieb, a psychiatrist in private practice and former director of the Dana Psychiatric Clinic at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and D. Jablow Hershman authored Brotherhood of Tyrants: Manic Depression and Absolute Power.This splendidly written book has a brisk flow and is clearly organized to be enjoyable and informative. -American Journal of Psychiatry

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

The Courage To Be Creative

Author: Doreen Virtue
Editor: Hay House
ISBN: 1401948820
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You were born creative, because you are the creation of the Creator, as we all are. If you don't feel that way or your artistic endeavors haven't worked out, this book can help you. Doreen Virtue, the beloved author of over 50 best-selling books and more than 100 card decks, audio-video programs, and other creative products, shows you how to gain more than a dozen forms of courage that lead to creativity - including an unshakable belief in yourself and dedication to seeing your sacred ideas and dreams through to fruition. In these pages, Doreen reveals the secrets behind her own incredibly prolific creative output, details what guides her writing process, and offers an unprecedented window into what it really looks like to be self-employed in the creative arts. In addition, each chapter features useful tips to lead you to discover your natural talents as a writer or artist and in other creative vocations or avocations. Doreen also includes summaries of fascinating psychological studies that showcase how to become a successful and satisfied creative individual. Filled with real-world advice, scientific research on creativity, and true stories, The Courage to Be Creative both lays bare the divinely guided path to 'birthing' a creative work and charts the earthly path to jump-starting your creative career (including confidently navigating the labyrinth of literary and creative agencies, publishers, marketing outlets, and much more). This extraordinary book merges the spiritual with the practical, demonstrating how to courageously harness your innate gifts for purposeful artistic pursuits and lasting fulfillment - creatively, personally, and professionally, as well as financially - and leave your unique mark on the world.

Creativity Plus

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Psychopharmacology Abstracts

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Secrets Of Creativity

Author: Suzanne Nalbantian
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0190462329
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Secrets of Creativity: What Neuroscience, the Arts, and Our Minds Reveal draws on insights from leading neuroscientists and scholars in the humanities and the arts to probe creativity in its many contexts, in the everyday mind, the exceptional mind, the scientific mind, the artistic mind, and the pathological mind. Components of creativity are specified with respect to types of memory, forms of intelligence, modes of experience, and kinds of emotion. Authors in this volume take on the challenge of showing how creativity can be characterized behaviorally, cognitively, and neurophysiologically. The complementary perspectives of the authors add to the richness of these findings. Neuroscientists describe the functioning of the brain and its circuitry in creative acts of scientific discovery or aesthetic production. Humanists from the fields of literature, art, and music give analyses of creativity in major literary works, musical compositions, and works of visual art.

The Creativity Research Handbook

Author: Mark A. Runco
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For years the research on creativity has been divided into person, process, product and press (environment) foci. However, the field is now much more extensive and diverse than it was when this scheme was proposed, and these four categories no longer catpure its essence. ""The Creativity Research Handbook"" shows how extensive and diverse the field has become. ""The Handbook"" contains extensive reviews and is intended to provide a comprehensive review of creativity research, first by the breadth of coverage of the chapters and second, by the depth and coverage within each chapter. ""The Handbook"" is divided into two parts, the first disciplinary and the second topical. The approach is a comprehensive one - authors do not focus on their own models or theories but instead give complete overviews. The disciplinary structure allows a more sensitive and accurate placement of research. The disciplinary framework also facilitates exchanges with the wider scholarly community - research on creative thinking, for example, shares assumptions with the cognitive sciences, and the disciplinary assignment can help individuals studying creativity to benefit from those sciences. Several of the contributions demonstrate how creativity research has benefited from such disciplinary connections. Part 2 contains six topical chapters; each of them focuses on one critical topic.

Creativity Mental Illness And Crime

Author: Russell Eisenman
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By combining published research findings, data from official sources such as the United States Department of Justice National Crime Victimization Study, a certain amount of data from his own research, and the knowledge of many years experience, the author reflects upon issues such as drug and sex education in schools, school-sanctioned violence against children, the desirability of the death penalty, and mistreatment of the mentally ill in a prison treatment program.

Bipolar Ii

Author: Ronald R. Fieve
Editor: Rodale
ISBN: 1594862249
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The author of the best-selling Moodswing presents a guide to a milder form of the disease, explaining how many people with Bipolar II are driven, high-achieving individuals who can turn their condition into an asset through a lifestyle program that may enable them to minimize drug dependency and control depression levels.

Ucla Undergraduate Science Journal

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Exuberance

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 1400043743
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With the same grace and breadth of learning she brought to her studies of the mind’s pathologies, Kay Redfield Jamison examines one of its most exalted states: exuberance. This “abounding, ebullient, effervescent emotion” manifests itself everywhere from child’s play to scientific breakthrough and is crucially important to learning, risk-taking, social cohesiveness, and survival itself. Exuberance: The Passion for Life introduces us to such notably irrepressible types as Teddy Roosevelt, John Muir, and Richard Feynman, as well as Peter Pan, dancing porcupines, and Charles Schulz’s Snoopy. It explores whether exuberance can be inherited, parses its neurochemical grammar, and documents the methods people have used to stimulate it. The resulting book is an irresistible fusion of science and soul.

The Journal Of Transpersonal Psychology

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Creativity And Affect

Author: Melvin P. Shaw
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The authors of this volume attempt to cohere the field of creativity and affect in a scholarly fashion by categorizing and characterizing some of its major features, including environmental influences; underlying processes; specific affective states; the role of atypical or pathological personalities; unconscious processes; physiological components; proactive and reactive stimuli; intrinsic motivation; eminence versus everyday creativity; and testing of assessing the affective component of creativity. The authors also examine and discuss the role that emotions, feelings and moods play in the creative process. This volume also provides a vehicle for students and psychotherapists, with which they can fully appreciate the feelings generated by the creative process and the various stages of it. How does a creator feel during its more mundane phases? Can he or she tolerate the frustration of failing and being unsuccessful most of the time? What is the real joy of achievement, success, and ultimate acceptance by one's peers in a given field? Do we have to exhibit major psychopathological features in order to achieve eminence in specific fields? What is the role of mind altering substances, mood disorders, and the like? This volume answers these questions and more.

Touched With Fire

Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106630
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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 wrote An 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.

Touched With Fire

Author: Kay R. Jamison
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From the author of the New York Times bestseller, An Unquiet Mind, Touched with Fire is an authoritative look at the relationship between manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament. Psychiatrist Jamison advocates a restrained, humanistic approach to treatment that does not "cure" the disorder at the expense of artistic inspiration.

The Key To Genius

Author: D. Jablow Hershman
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Examines the lives and careers of Newton, Dickens, Beethoven, and van Gogh, describes the impact of manic-depression on talented people, and argues that this illness can now be controlled

The Bipolar Express

Author: David Coleman
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810891948
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This book examines the lives and works of famous filmmakers and screen actors through the perspective of bipolar and depressive disorders. The filmmakers discussed in this volume include directors Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Woody Allen, and Tim Burton; as well as actors Carrie Fisher, James Dean, Peter Sellers, and Jim Carrey.

What They Know About You

Author: Bernard Asbell
Editor: Random House Incorporated
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Encompassing topics including body language, speech, aggression, sexual preferences, relationships, IQ, and personality, this survey offers an overview of discoveries about the mysteries of human behavior

Creativity Is Forever

Author: Gary A. Davis
Editor: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company
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"This book was prepared for any adult interested in better understanding the topic of creativity, becoming a more creative person, or teaching others to think more creatively. ... More specifically, this book will help you better grasp the relationship of creativity to our self-actualization - becoming what we are capable of becoming. It will present and help clarify: blocks and barriers to creative thinking; theories and definitions of creativity; mental processes in creative thinking; deliberate idea-finding techniques in creative problem solving; testing for creative potential; the pivotal role of creativity in gifted education; activities for creative dramatics; strategies for strengthening creative attitudes and abilities [and] generally what to teach when you "teach creativity" ... The book also addresses some needs of the business person interested in developing his or her own creative thinking potential or helping others become more creative problem solvers."--Preface.

Creative Journey Of Bipolar Disorder

Author: Roz Long
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781478340058
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Bipolar disorder affects 5.7 million adult Americans every year. Since the 1970s, several studies have shown a correlation between creativity in writers, musicians, and artists and people with bipolar disorder or manic depressive illness. In Creative Journey of Bipolar Disorder, Roz Long shares the touching story of the journey of a young man who faces living with bipolar disorder, and the hope he receives from his teacher to allow him to focus on his creative soul.