There have been more than 20 studies that suggest an increased rate
of bipolar and depressive illnesses in highly creative people, says Kay
Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University
and author of the “An Unquiet Mind,” a memoir of living with bipolar
Experts say mental illness does not necessarily cause
creativity, nor does creativity necessarily contribute to mental
illness, but a certain ruminating personality type may contribute to
both mental health issues and art.
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