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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Creativity 'closely entwined with mental illness' Reply with quote

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19959565

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Creativity is often part of a mental illness, with writers particularly susceptible, according to a study of more than a million people.

Writers had a higher risk of anxiety and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, unipolar depression, and substance abuse, the Swedish researchers at the Karolinska Institute found.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a crazy person, I concur.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a good deal of clouds in this fair judgement. Find it backwards and face the massive light of fallacy.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

b0nafide wrote:
As a crazy person, I concur.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borderline retards suffer from mental illness too...
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, basically every retard thinks he's creative.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

obligatory xkcd
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tend to talk to myself in those rare moments that I can hack.

I think it's more of a defence mechanism from my youth - working in support.
It's a amazing the people who won't approach you if you're muttering to yourself.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John-Boy wrote:
I tend to talk to myself in those rare moments that I can hack.

I think it's more of a defence mechanism from my youth - working in support.
It's a amazing the people who won't approach you if you're muttering to yourself.


Muttering to yourself is the only way to guarantee an intelligent conversation.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
John-Boy wrote:
I tend to talk to myself in those rare moments that I can hack.

I think it's more of a defence mechanism from my youth - working in support.
It's a amazing the people who won't approach you if you're muttering to yourself.


Muttering to yourself is the only way to guarantee an intelligent conversation.


Muso is so right.

I do believe that if you dont talk to your self, you must be a boring and dull person, so who else is going to want to talk to you.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loxins wrote:
I do believe that if you dont talk to your self, you must be a boring and dull person, so who else is going to want to talk to you.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Clad in Sky wrote:
loxins wrote:
I do believe that if you dont talk to your self, you must be a boring and dull person, so who else is going to want to talk to you.


:D

True, and you also don't have to worry about eating garlic at lunch.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe those lacking creativity are the mentally ill.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Maybe those lacking creativity are the mentally ill.

Much of what is considered mental illness is rather subjective. Somebody with "antisocial personality disorder" isn't really mentally ill, they're just an asshole. Somebody with "borderline personality disorder" isn't mentally ill, they're just not coping with their feelings very well. Somebody with "schizophrenia" isn't mentally ill, they're just a witch.

If you're not mentally ill enough to have creativity, just abuse some psychoactive drugs, which essentially provide temporary mental illness of varying forms and degrees.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

See your apothecary for advice or ask muso. :D
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