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Creative types are thought to be more likely to suffer from mental illnesses, such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. A new large-scale study of the Swedish population helps confirm this link.
Last year, researchers at the Karolinska Institutet near Stockholm found that families with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were more likely to produce artists and scientists. They built on this evidence in a new study, published this month in the Journal of Psychiatric Research, which covers a larger population sample and a wider scope of psychiatric diagnoses.
"…families with a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia were more likely to produce artists and scientists.
Originally posted by The GUT
Jealousy of the non-creative?
A Few Famous People Who Had Mental Health Problems : To make a thorough list would be quite exhaustive and extensive , so only a few famous people who have been significantly respected for their achievements and who had battles with various mental health disorders/illnesses are listed below: * Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia in Star Wars). Carrie Fisher had problems with drugs in the 1970s. She was finally diagnosed with Bi-Polar 2. * John Nash (Nobel Prize winner in mathematics). He battled life-long Schizophrenia; he was well recognized or documented in ‘A Beautiful Mind’. * Judy Collins (singer and song-writer); suffered Depression after her son aged 33 completed suicide in 1992. * Linda Hamilton (actress); played a role in ‘The Terminator’ and suffered Bi-Polar Disorder. * Virginia Woolf (British novelist); she experienced Bi-Polar Disorder and suffered mood-swings all of her life. * Abraham Lincoln (16th President of the United States); suffered severe Depression and was at times suicidal.