Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | March 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room 1

 Kay Jamison, Ph.D

 Department of Psychology

Healing the Mind: Writing Takes the Ache Away
The talk will focus on mania and its ancient origins; on the similarities between the psychological effects of mania and war; and the power of words (and the limits of words) in healing the mind recovering from mania. Most particularly, the talk will center on the American poet Robert Lowell and the importance of writing in healing his mind during the wake of repeated attacks of psychotic mania.