(Poets on Prozac Mental Illness Treatment and the Creative Process) [PDF NEW] è Richard M. Berlin

(Poets on Prozac Mental Illness Treatment and the Creative Process) PDF NEW è Richard M. Berlin

Prehensively explored mental ealth treatment in relation to creativity For years the cornerstone study of artists and emotional disorder been Kay Redfield Jamison s TOUCHED BY FIRE which consigns its subjects from Byron to Plath to bipolar disease How much sensible and refreshing to ear those labelled as anxious depressed or manic speak for themselves Of particular interest to local readers will be Andrew Hudgins s Chemical Zen H This collection of essays was alternately resonant and esoteric I found myself relating to a lot of the depressive accounts of these poets but at the same time remembering that I m not particularly a poetry fanatic Some of the poems were so obliue as to ave their relevance lost on me This made reading the essays rather less satisfying than I would Attentions Throbbing have liked However a lot of the success stories of these mostly middle aged poets were veryopeful and inspiring In sum though I would ave liked to read from different types of artists with mental illnesses not just poet. T talents or does relieving emotional pain shut off the creative processFeaturing examples of each contributor’s poetry before during and after treatment this original and thoughtful collection finally puts to rest the idea that a tortured soul is one’s finest mu.

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Dvertisements for pharmaceutical companies enticements to the ministration of a probably well remunerated psychiatrist or circumstantial evidential support of dubious scientific theories these are the only cases when poetry and psychomedication can mix all other cases are dubious and spurious and silly and should be obstructed with the sternest determination the end This is an amazing book and even so for poets who struggle with mental illness This book is actually amazing so far As a poet who as suffered mental eccentricities it s really interesting to read about other people s experiences with depression bipolar disorder and PTSD Before I got really sick I do think I in a lot of ways conuered my own PTSD through poetry and it s nice to read that someone else Spinetinglers Anthology 2008 had the same experience I definitely am attracted to the essays that promote therapy andor medication or therapy and poetry as a combination to the ones that tre This book was surprisingly enjoyable The essays were well selected and com. E address many provocative uestions Does emotional distress inspire great work Is artistry enhanced or diminished by mental illness What effect does substance abuseave on esthetic vision Do psychoactive medications impinge on ingenuity Can treatment enhance inheren.

I Angélique à Québec (Angelique: Original version hate this book already so phew i don tave to read it poetry and psychomedication should never mix except1 when the poet takes psychomedication in the privacy of er ome or the publicity of the coffee shop the library the psychiatric ward etc in private ingestive acts The Doughboys having all to do wither personal needs and nothing to do with the words that issue from 魔法使いの涙 [Mahou Tsukai no Namida] her fingers words exist independently of the poet s personal needsowever profound such needs might feel to the poet and connected to the creative act she engages in2 when psychomedication appears in the poet s own ironic and winkingly mockingly self deprecatory bio on the back cover of Futurity her book but not orardly ever at the bottom of Ouija in Suburbia her magazine or journal published poem where it would most likely fail to be recognized as mocking and ironic and be read as serious3 when psychomedication appears in the poet s poetry where words beat to theeartbeat of their own drum and drum a tune on the kitchen table but do not ever act as apologetic Poets on Prozac shatters the notion that madness fuels creativity by giving voice to contemporary poets who Reclaiming Authentic Fundamentalism have battled myriad psychiatric disorders including depression schizophrenia post traumatic stress disorder and substance abuseThe sixteen essays collecteder.

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