Finding Your Bipolar Muse

How to Master Depressive Droughts and Manic Floods and Access Your Creative Power


By Lana R. Castle

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Separate fact from fiction with this thoughtful book about the relationship between creativity and mental health—and learn how to find balance without losing inspiration.

Do creativity and mental illness truly go hand in hand, as many people believe, or is that simply a stereotype? Are suffering and deprivation necessary for creative work, or is there a better approach?

Lana Castle draws from research, interviews, surveys, and her own life to examine the relationship between mood disorders and creativity. Drawing from forty-five years of experience in the arts, Castle shares first-hand knowledge, tools, and resources to help both aspiring and professional "creatives" overcome challenges and move forward. Illuminating and inspiring, Castle’s new book helps artists of all types deal with depressive droughts and manic floods. With sensitivity and grace, Castle explains how "creatives" can tap into their talents and recover their lives. With the strategies in this book, you'll learn how to:

• Manage medications and treatment without thwarting creativity

• Find your focus

• Set daily, weekly, and monthly goals

• Grow your self-esteem

• Use your creative talents to generate income


On Sale
Oct 2, 2006
Page Count
320 pages

Lana R. Castle

About the Author

Lana R. Castle is a writer, speaker and mental health advocate based in Austin, Texas. She is the author of Bipolar Disorder Demystified: Mastering the Tightrope of Manic Depression. A member of the National Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance Speakers Bureau, her mission is to openly and honestly communicate her thoughts, feelings, and experiences with mood disorders, suicide, and recovery to help as many people as possible.

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