Film, Video Depression and Creativity Symposium

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Title
Depression and Creativity Symposium
Summary
Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, convened a discussion of the effects of depression on creativity. Joining Jamison were two distinguished colleagues from the fields of neurology and neuropsychiatry, Dr. Terence Ketter and Dr. Peter Whybrow.
The Music and the Brain series is co-sponsored by the Library's Music Division and Science, Technology and Business Division, in cooperation with the Dana Foundation. The "Depression and Creativity" symposium marks the bicentennial of the birth of German composer Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), who died after a severe depression following the death of his sister, Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel, also a gifted composer.
Timings:
0:00 - Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University - Discussion of creators with bipolar disorder
27:00 - Terrence Ketter, Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University - "Feelings and Thinking Mechanisms of Creativity in Bipolar Disorder"
53:36 - Peter C. Whybrow, Chairman, Psychiatry, University of California - "The Creative Cycle: The Mendelssohn Bicentennial"
1:26:40 - Question period
Event Date
February 03, 2009
Notes
-  Dr. Peter Whybrow, an authority on depression and manic-depressive disease, is director of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is also the Judson Braun Distinguished Professor and executive chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
-  Dr. Terence Ketter is known for extensive clinical work with exceptionally creative individuals and a strong interest in the relationship of creativity and madness. He is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Bipolar Disorders Clinic at Stanford University School of Medicine.
-  One of the nation's most influential writers on creativity and the mind, Kay Redfield Jamison is a noted authority on bipolar disorder. She is the co-author of the standard medical text on manic-depressive illness and author of "Touched with Fire," "An Unquiet Mind," "Night Falls Fast" and "Exuberance: The Vital Emotion."
Related Resources
Performing Arts Encyclopedia: https://www.loc.gov/rr/perform/
Running Time
2 hours 4 minutes 43 seconds
Online Format
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