Mental Health Resources

A list of books, movies, and websites about bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and mental illness in general, that I hope will be helpful to you in your search for that distant solid ground

Friday, December 30, 2005

Theory #1

This book is an excellent discussion of the connection between bipolar disease and the creative mind. With many statistics and studies to prove the theory, Kay Jamison does a wonderful job of examining some our most brilliant, creative minds and how their madness may have contributed to their art. However this is not a book that celebrates bipolar disease - Jamison looks closely at the many times trajic consequences of the disease on these artists lives - the ending chapter is perhaps the most provocative dealing with the question of whether medicating the disease will diminish creativity in some individuals and thus consequently deprive the future of many brilliant artists - a must read