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Studies have shown a higher incidence of mental disorders in those who are highly creative. Does creativity lead to madness or does madness lead to creativity?

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New study claims to find genetic link between creativity and mental illness
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/08/new-study-claims-to-find-genetic-link-between-creativity-and-mental-illness
“Results imply creative people are 25% more likely to carry genes that raise risk of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. But others argue the evidence is flimsy.”

Is neuroticism fueled by overthinking?
http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-08-neuroticism-fueled-overthinking.html
“Isaac Newton was a classic neurotic. He was a brooder and a worrier, prone to dwelling on the scientific problems before him as well as his childhood sins. But Newton also had creative breakthroughs.”

Fine Line Revealed Between Creativity and Insanity
http://www.livescience.com/9330-fine-line-revealed-creativity-insanity.html
“History suggests that the line between creativity and madness is a fine one, but a small group of people known as schizotypes are able to walk it with few problems and even benefit from it.”
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  • DrippyDaDerp Banned Added Aye, that sounds like me. I hope I don't have any mental disorders...









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