Mania

“Suddenly I wanted to get better. Mania wasn't fun anymore. It wasn't creative or visionary. It was mean parody at best, a cheap chemical trick. I needed to stop and get better. I'd take whatever they gave me, I pledged silently. I'd take Trilafon or Thorazine or whatever. I just wanted to sleep.”

― David Lovelace, Scattershot: My Bipolar Family

Touched with Fire, 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.