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Write Brain


Jun 20, 2018

I talk about the links between depression and creativity and why I think it's NOT what you think it is. You don't need to be depressed to create and taking your meds isn't going to steal away your creativity. But also yes, creative types do sometimes have a greater likelihood of becoming depressed for the same reason that they become creative: emotional and social vulnerability, seeing the world differently, and so on. And here's the article I talk about:

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/prescriptions-life/201204/little-weird-prone-depression-blame-your-creative-brain