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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

John Clare. A Biography

Bate, Jonathan


Price: £9.99

College members' price: £8.99

Published: Jun 2004

Format: paperback

Number of pages: 300

ISBN: 9780330371124

John Clare. A Biography

  •  John Clare, a biography, 27/07/2007

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    Bate states that today Clare would have been put on “Prozac and lithium” and wonders if this would have “saved him from the asylum at the risk of killing his poetic muse”. This raises interesting ethical questions: Does psychiatric treatment serve to quench creativity? Does this matter if it also relieves mental suffering? Allan Beveridge read more...

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