Unipolar Depression, BiPolar, BiPolar II and Creativity

United States
April 20, 2007 9:33am CST
Do you see a pattern in those words above? I do..People will say that there is not necessarily a connection between creativity and a given Mood Disorder but I have a hard time buying that. When I am not taking medication then I dream like crazy, can write or create much in little time and find it effortless...now I might add that I may be a bit emotional and/or less focused such as not completing a project..... while on medication I still am somewhat creative but I have no interest in it...Anyone else have any thoughts?
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@badpenny (741)
• Seagoville, Texas
26 Apr 07
You may be right. Many of the most prolific authors in history had some form of depression, including Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Vincent Van Gogh was a schizophrenic. Is there a connection, or is it a coincidence? I don't know, but it seems to me that it is definitely a possibility.
@badpenny (741)
• Seagoville, Texas
26 Apr 07
You may be right. Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Charles Dickens all suffered form forms of Depression. Is there a connection, or is it a coincidence? I don't know, but it makes sense to me.