Oh oh! “Creativity carries mental health risks…”

“…artistic exploration can intensify mood states/uncertainties of a creative career can worsen psychiatric symptoms/Creative peers may promote one another’s substance abuse/Irregular sleep and activity schedules can be destabilizing/mood disorders are associated with heightened reactivity—success can trigger manic symptoms/people with bipolar disorder experience more frustration than others when goals are not met.”

“Psychiatric disorders, then, have a complex relationship with creativity. Some mild to moderate traits and symptoms can enhance original thinking, problem solving, productivity, and recognition, but confusion, depression, mania, bizarre behavior, and social isolation get in the way.”

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