iOS app Android app

Arnold Ludwig

The Real Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness

Scott Barry Kaufman | Posted 12.23.2013 | Science
Scott Barry Kaufman

The romantic notion that mental illness and creativity are linked is so prominent in the public consciousness that it is rarely challenged. So before I continue, let me nip this in the bud: Mental illness is neither necessary nor sufficient for creativity.

Creativity and Mental Illness: Is There a Link?

Dr. R. Keith Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Dr. R. Keith Sawyer

There is no link between creativity and mental illness. Creative people are not more likely to be diagnosed with mental illness, and mentally ill people are not more likely to be creative than normal people.