Manic-Depressions Positives

… and the positive aspects of the illness that can arise during the milder manic: heightened energy and perceptual awareness, increased fluidity and originality of thinking, intense exhilaration of moods and experience, increased sexual desire, expansiveness of vision, and a lengthened grasp of aspiration. I tried to encourage our clinic doctors to see that this was an illness that could confer advantage as well as disadvantage, and that for many individuals these intoxicating experiences were highly addictive in nature and difficult to give up.

  • Pg. 128, An Unquiet Mind, ISBN – 978-0-679-76330-7, Kay Redfield Jamison
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