Depression and Creativity

Watch this great video called- “Music and the Brain: Depression and Creativity Symposium”

(Despite the Youtube title, the types of creativity discussed are more diverse than just music. The disorders discussed are more diverse than just clinical depression as well.) It’s not the most lighthearted topic and it is two hours long, but it is undeniably fascinating!

Outline of Speakers and Topics-
(0:00-26:56) Dr. Kay Jamison, A brief history of artists and mental disorders
(26:56-53:06) Dr. Terrence Ketter, “Feelings and Thinking Mechanics of Creativity in Bipolar Disorder”
(53:07-1:26:26) Dr. Peter Whybrow, “The Creative Cycle”
(1:26:37-2:04:44) Q&A

QOL: beauty, human

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