Exploring mental health disorders and creativity

Author
Silverstone, Olivia
Faculty Advisor
Date
2020
Keywords
mental illness , creativity
Abstract (summary)
The cognitive issues that occur in most individuals who have mental health illnesses are well recognized. However, it is increasingly recognized that in a few individuals the presence of a mental health illness is closely connected with significant artistic originality and success. This has been seen in painting, music, and other arts, and it appears increasingly likely that the mental health illness is a pre-requisite to these individuals, such as Van Gogh, reaching such extraordinary artistic heights.
Publication Information
Silverstone, O. (2020). Exploring Mental Health Disorders and Creativity. MacEwan University Student EJournal (MUSe), 4(1). https://doi.org/10.31542/muse.v4i1.865
DOI
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Item Type
Student Article
Language
English
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)