Great wits and madness: More near allied?

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A purported association between creativity and psychopathology is ancient, persistent and controversial. Biographical research, studies of living artists and writers, and investigations into the cognitive and temperamental factors linked to both creativity and mood disorders suggest a more specific link to bipolar illness. A new, large and well-designed population-based study adds further support to this connection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)351-352
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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