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#1 of 5 Old 09-07-2011, 11:58 PM - Thread Starter
 
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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

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


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

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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...


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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.


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