Mental health and creativity

The impact of mood disorders and other mental health challenges on being creative.

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  1. Book: Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, by R. Keith Sawyer
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  2. See HuffPost video related to above story, plus related links, in this post: Certain mental disorders are linked to creative genius
     http://thecreativemind.net/101/certain-mental-disorders-are-linked-to-creative-genius/ 
  3. Continued in this "Pain and suffering..." post: But a number of artists say that is a wrong idea. In his appearance as a guest on a TV show [The Ellen Show], Colin Farrell said he is finding that he is more creative being sober and happy. “I was terrified that whatever my capacity was as an actor would disappear when I got sober,” he admitted. “I ascribed to the notion that to express yourself as an artist, you have to live in perpetual pain. And that’s nonsense.”
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  4. Also see the site Anxiety Relief Solutions - Products and self help programs to relieve stress and anxiety
    anxietyreliefsolutions.com
  5. The Mad Hatter [played by Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's version of Alice In Wonderland]: “Have I gone mad?”

    Alice Kingsley [Mia Wasikowska; she checks Hatter's temperature]: “I’m afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
    Photo from "Alice In Wonderland" - from my post Madness and creativity: do we need to be crazy?

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