2 thoughts on “Depression: More Creativity or Interrupting?

  • September 1, 2012 at 11:35 am

    There may not be enough emperical evidence linking the mad Genius to creativity but the sure is a lot of anecdoctal evidence. Many of the great artists in history are manic depressives or suffer from some form of depression.

  • September 6, 2012 at 11:03 am

    Interesting information here. And I agree with Naomi; the great ones do have a ‘touch of madness’.

    But why should it be so surprising about the college students. 25% of the population of the U.S. (at the very least) has mental health issues. With all the stress of being a college student now, as compared to the ivory tower days I had, it is so much more difficult to get through school.

    I 100% agree with the hypomanic/dysthemic cycle of creativity. I’ve gone through the cycle many, many times and I have learned to accept the ‘composting’ time as well as the urge to writing.


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