A number of mental health challenges and myths relate to creative people.
For example, director Tim Burton may be acclaimed for his films, including “Alice in Wonderland,” but has also been called ‘crazy’ (at least in part for his appearance) or at least ‘eccentric’ – perhaps a polite cover label for ‘mad.’ …
The mythology of the mad artist continues in various forms, supported to some extent by research.
For example, there are studies indicating writers are more susceptible to depression.
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