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Mental illness and creativity: singer songwriter Meg Hutchinson on bipolar disorder and medications
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Cat Robson


Cat Robson, Talent Development Resources' Associate Editor, is an award winning Santa Barbara writer.

Her novel in progress is set during the Hollywood blacklist of 1948.
 
By Cat Robson
Published on 09/4/2010
 
Many creative and gifted people have been diagnosed at some point in their lives with a mental illness. A diagnosis of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, for instance, can deeply affect our sense of identity and change the course of our life. The decision to take medications to treat a mental illness may also have a long-range impact on our physical and emotional well-being.