Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Comments to Madly Creative

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Nancy Andreasen MD, PhD is a professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa. She is an expert on neuroimaging and schizophrenia, is editor in chief of the American Journal of Psychiatry, and has been awarded the National Medal of Science. She also conducted the first extensive empirical study of creativity, and was the first to spot a correlation between bipolar disorder and creativity. Her most recent book is "The Creative Brain: The Science of Genius." ...

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  1. to give up my creativity is madness, to control my madness is to lose my creative streak, where is the balance...less drugs and more living well techniques, talk therapy and so on...so that we can finely tune our moods and still keep enough of our creative selves..

  2. Indeed a good reflective article and almost an answer in its self. Excuse my egotistic front on this but, I feel the answer is in your article. Mindfulness. You know yourself more than any doctor and this is the key.
    The title of the article about depression and deep thinking being linked may hold some correlation but not a definite. Certainly, while other kids did there thing you were in intellectual wonder on thought. I did it also. I enjoy thinking. Depression can be syndromic and our thoughts can be negative sometimes they are part of a symbiont circle almost according to CBT principles. Never the less, when one is truly very depressed, intellectual thinking doesn't come into the equation from my experiences. You lose the will to live and the mind turns against itself and suicidal thoughts are constantly nagging, no energy, no ability to feel any pleasure and being in sheer dark, morbid, misery does not support deep thinking at this point.
    We all have different faces as we are seen by so many eyes,
    We all have different characters as we are judged by so many minds.
    The only truth is within yourself.