Just finished reading an interesting article on the connection between creativity and mental illness:
Unfortunately, if you’re interested in reading the whole article, you’ll have to sign up with Psychiatric Times (it’s free).
But here’s the most interesting part to me:
Aware that findings from earlier studies suggest a higher prevalence of psychopathology among professional authors, Kyaga and colleagues looked at that group separately. They found that authors suffered from schizophrenia and bipolar disorder more than twice as often as controls. In addition, compared with controls, authors were more likely to have unipolar depression, anxiety disorders, and alcohol or drug abuse disorders, and to commit suicide.
Scientific validation of the long-suspected idea that authors are crazy!