THUNK – 146. Mental Illness & Creativity

Everyone knows you have to be a little bit crazy to be a great artist, right? …right?

-Links for the Curious-

Mental illness, suicide and creativity: 40-Year prospective total population study (Kyaga et al, 2013) – scottbarrykaufman.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Kyaga-et-al.-2012.pdf

aeon.co/essays/is-there-any-evidence-linking-creativity-and-mood-disorders

tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/InsufferableGenius

Mental Illness Statistics from the NIH – www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/mental-illness.shtml

“The Madness of Sir Isaac Newton,” by Marina Jones – futurism.com/the-madness-of-sir-isaac-newton/

“11 Historical Geniuses and Their Possible Mental Disorders,” by Kathy Benjamin – mentalfloss.com/article/12500/11-historical-geniuses-and-their-possible-mental-disorders

Wikipedia entry on creativity & mental illness – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creativity_and_mental_illness

“Creativity and Mental Illness,” by Arline Kaplan – pdfs.semanticscholar.org/ea44/ec47e5cf19434565d87ef1517a45db1a3f57.pdf

“What Neuroscience Has To Say About The ‘Tortured Genius’,” by Sarah Klein – www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/02/creativity-mental-illness-health_n_5695887.html

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