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Originally posted by rajaten
New research proves that people with schizophrenia e.g. John Nash, demonstrate creativity beyond the normal human.
"Researchers at Karolinska Institutet studied brain neurotransmitters and receptors and discovered the dopamine system in healthy, highly creative people is similar in some respects to that seen in people with schizophrenia."
[edit on 20-5-2010 by rajaten]
And now the correlation between creativity and mental health has scientific backing.
Originally posted by calstorm
I knew this before, but a thought just occurred to me. Perhaps some highly intelligent and creative people develop schizophrenia because they do not have the proper outlet for expressing their creativity. Say for example that a person was born to be a musical genius, but they grew up in a home where they had limited or no access to musical instruments. their mind needed that outlet that it never received resulting mental illness. At the very least unrestricted expressions of creativity should be a key form of therapy for those with schizophrenia.