One thought on “Can Depression Help People Be More Creative?

  • February 13, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I’m a bipolar artist, it’s generally agreed I do my most creative, or at least best art, when I’m depressed, not sure why, seems like the pain makes you seek out exotic things as a possible solution. Also self-loathing makes you consider things you normally hold dear to be worthless so you look elsewhere. That’s moderate depression, I see no benefit from deep depression.

    I used to think I was creative when I was manic, but now see this state as less creative than being normal, it looks creative, ideas flowing freely, but it’s 999.99% cr*p. There can be breakthroughs into new areas which may be useful later.

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