Creativity, Intelligence and Mental Health - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 5 Old 09-08-2011, 12:58 AM - Thread Starter
 
AllisonR's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 3,100
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

An interesting read, addressing a correlation between creativity and metal health. However, it also indirectly discusses the correlation between intelligence and mental health.

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/2003/10.23/01-creativity.html

AllisonR is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 of 5 Old 09-16-2011, 07:24 AM
 
Mom31's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: America
Posts: 3,604
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Interesting... My gifted son is very sensitive and shows early signs of emotional issues.


mdcblog5.gifsaynovax.giffambedsingle2.gifhomebirth.jpg

 

 

Mom31 is offline  
#3 of 5 Old 09-17-2011, 06:15 PM
 
dessismama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 677
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

This article really resonated with me. My DD is by far the most creative of my kids, and also the most emotionally unstable...

dessismama is offline  
#4 of 5 Old 09-19-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Tigerle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Europe
Posts: 1,388
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)

Sorry, should have said thank you for posting this and commented how interesting I found this. There is a trait in our family of people being somewhat or completely unable to block out stimuli (DS, my mom...) and while I wouldn't call them "mentally unstable" you can tell how much it saps their emotional energy...


MeDH DS1 10/06 DD 08/10 DS2 10/12with SB and
Tigerle is online now  
#5 of 5 Old 09-19-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Kuba'sMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Toronto, ON
Posts: 401
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

My friend and I were discussing this recently. A lot of people we know who show higher than average intelligence, creativity, etc. are also afflicted with depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia.. I thought it was more than a coincidence as well that many of past creative minds were also plagued by mental disorders.

Interesting indeed.


SAHM to one moody son J hat.gif(06-27-03), one super-girly daughter M hearts.gif (02-23-06) and welcome Sophie! energy.gif(05-23-10) expecting fourth in July baby.gif

Kuba'sMama is offline  
Reply

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off