Creativity and mental illness: Is there a link?

The psychological truth behind artists and their mental health

Stars Insider

06/04/21 | StarsInsider

HEALTH Psychology

There is a widely held assumption that those who are more creative are also more likely to have poor mental health. The greatest artists have the greatest internal battles, the best musicians have the biggest heartbreaks, and so on. However, is this true?

Psychologists have been looking into the link between creativity and mental health for years, but only recently have they produced concrete evidence of what's really going on. In this gallery, we cover the scientific findings that look at the connection.

Click through to discover if there really is a link between creativity and mental health.


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