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The History of Psychiatric Treatment alongside Drawing Bipolarity Exhibitio...

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After a private viewing of the Drawing Bipolarity exhibition by Cerys Knighton, join us for talks about 19th century manic-depression, trance states, psychiatric treatment and modern research into bipolar by professors and researchers at Cardiff University.

The first talk will be given by exhibition artist Cerys Knighton, who will discuss how the art depicts both her own experiences of bipolar disorder and her postgraduate research considering manic-depressive illness in the nineteenth century.

The second talk will be given by Professor Martin Willis, Chair of the British Society of Literature and Science and editor of the Journal of Literature and Science, who will discuss research into nineteenth century trance states.

The third talk, ‘Sedation, Shocks, and the Somatic: Treating mental illness from the 1880s to 1940s’ will be given by Professor Keir Waddington, co-director of the Collaborative Interdisciplinary Study for Science, Medicine and the Imagination Research Group and editor of Social Histories of Medicine monograph series.

Finally, the last talk will take us to the 21st Century. Holly Pearce will discuss current studies being conducted by word-leading researchers from the National Centre of Mental Health into bipolar disorder, and our modern understanding of this often misunderstood mental illness.

The exhibition viewing will be from 2-3pm, with talks beginning from 3pm followed by a Q&A session finishing by 4:45pm. We hope to see you there!

For any further information please contact Cerys at cerysknightonart@hotmail.com.

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