Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Creative Individuals May Be Cyclothymic

Students pursuing artistic careers scored higher on the cyclothymic dimension of bipolar disorder than did students pursuing other types of careers, a study published in the December Journal of Affective Disorders has found. In addition to findings from this study, other evidence suggests a link between mental illness and creativity. For more information, see Psychiatric News.

Other studies of a potential link between mental illness and creativity have suggested a connection among creativity, mental illness, and left-handedness or ambidexterity. To learn more about this topic, also see Psychiatric News.

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