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Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison wrote in her book Touched With Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament, she said “Symptoms consistent with mania, depression, and mixed states are evident in the descriptions of Byron given by his physicians, friends, and Byron himself. His mood fluctuations were extreme, ranging from the suicidally melancholic to the irritable, volatile, violent, and expansive. ‘’


Lady Caroline Lamb famously described Lord Byron as ''mad, bad and dangerous to know''