Creativity and mental illness linked?
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|Tue, 11-27-2012 - 10:54am|
Do you consider yourself creative? According to Health Day News, creativity may be linked to mental illnesses such as depression. " A large new study adds to evidence linking creativity and mental illness.The findings also suggest that to safeguard the positive traits associated with mental illness, new approaches to treatment might be considered, the researchers said.The investigators looked at long-term data from nearly 1.2 million Swedish psychiatric patients and their relatives, and found that bipolar disorder was more common among people with artistic or scientific professions, such as dancers, photographers, authors and researchers." More