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Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People : The work of Murray Jackson.

By: Jackson, Murray.
Contributor(s): Magagna, Jeanne.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.The International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis Book Series: Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (179 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781317536888.Subject(s): Artists -- Psychology -- Case studies | Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.) -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies | Creative ability -- Psychological aspects -- Case studies | Genius and mental illness -- Case studies | Psychoanalysis and the arts -- Case studiesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People : The work of Murray JacksonDDC classification: 616.8900922 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Dedication -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Commentary -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 John Nash: reason's approach to an alternative reality -- 2 Vaslav Nijinsky: living for the eyes of the other -- 3 José Saramago: sanity and the overcoming of adversity -- 4 Vincent van Gogh: enduring unrequited love -- Conclusion -- Glossary: useful psychoanalytic concepts -- Appendix: list of publications by Murray Jackson -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People tells the story of the lives of four exceptionally gifted individuals:  Vincent van Gogh, Vaslav Nijinsky, José Saramago and John Nash.  Previously unpublished chapters by Murray Jackson are set in a contextual framework by Jeanne Magagna, revealing the wellspring of creativity in the subjects' emotional experiences and delving into the nature of psychotic states which influence and impede the creative process. Jackson and Magagna aim to illustrate how psychoanalytic thinking can be relevant to people suffering from psychotic states of mind and provide understanding of the personalities of four exceptionally talented creative individuals. Present in the text are themes of loving and losing, mourning and manic states, creating as a process of repairing a sense of internal damage and the use of creativity to understand or run away from oneself. The book concludes with a glossary of useful psychoanalytic concepts. Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People will be fascinating reading for psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, other psychoanalytically informed professionals, students and anyone interested in the relationship between creativity and psychosis.
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Cover -- Dedication -- Title -- Copyright -- CONTENTS -- Contributors -- Foreword -- Commentary -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- 1 John Nash: reason's approach to an alternative reality -- 2 Vaslav Nijinsky: living for the eyes of the other -- 3 José Saramago: sanity and the overcoming of adversity -- 4 Vincent van Gogh: enduring unrequited love -- Conclusion -- Glossary: useful psychoanalytic concepts -- Appendix: list of publications by Murray Jackson -- Bibliography -- Index.

Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People tells the story of the lives of four exceptionally gifted individuals:  Vincent van Gogh, Vaslav Nijinsky, José Saramago and John Nash.  Previously unpublished chapters by Murray Jackson are set in a contextual framework by Jeanne Magagna, revealing the wellspring of creativity in the subjects' emotional experiences and delving into the nature of psychotic states which influence and impede the creative process. Jackson and Magagna aim to illustrate how psychoanalytic thinking can be relevant to people suffering from psychotic states of mind and provide understanding of the personalities of four exceptionally talented creative individuals. Present in the text are themes of loving and losing, mourning and manic states, creating as a process of repairing a sense of internal damage and the use of creativity to understand or run away from oneself. The book concludes with a glossary of useful psychoanalytic concepts. Creativity and Psychotic States in Exceptional People will be fascinating reading for psychiatrists, psychotherapists and psychoanalysts, other psychoanalytically informed professionals, students and anyone interested in the relationship between creativity and psychosis.

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<p>Murray Jackson was a psychoanalyst with the British Institute of Psychoanalysis. He is well known as a teacher and writer who has applied psychoanalytic understanding to adults suffering from psychotic states. In 1994 he was given the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Psychotherapy of Schizophrenia. He died in 2011.</p> <p>Jeanne Magagna is a child, adult and family psychotherapist. She was formerly Head of Psychotherapy Services at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and for many years she headed the child psychotherapy training at Centro Studi Martha Harris in Florence and Venice, Italy. She teaches and publishes internationally.</p>

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