The Link Between Bipolar Disorders and Creativity: Evidence from Personality and Temperament Studies

@article{Srivastava2010TheLB,
  title={The Link Between Bipolar Disorders and Creativity: Evidence from Personality and Temperament Studies},
  author={Shefali Srivastava and T. Ketter},
  journal={Current Psychiatry Reports},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={522-530}
}
Although extensive literature supports connections between bipolar disorder and creativity, possible mechanisms underlying such relationships are only beginning to emerge. Herein we review evidence supporting one such possible mechanism, namely that personality/temperament contribute to enhanced creativity in individuals with bipolar disorder, a theory supported by studies showing that certain personality/temperamental traits are not only common to bipolar disorder patients and creative… Expand
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