SA MIND blogger Scott Barry Kaufman argues against the popular notion of a connection, noting that mental illness is neither necessary nor sufficient for creativity
Several factors, such as severity of symptoms, family history, substance abuse and a “mixed” depressive and manic state may combine to increase the risk for suicide
His compassion, playfulness, divergent thinking, imagination, intelligence, affective repertoire, and unique life experiences made him a comic genius
People who kill themselves have more of a type of neuron important for social emotions
Would we have Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds if the Beatles had not taken LSD?
New insights into how selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors work suggest they reverse inhibited nerve regeneration and connectivity that may underlie depression
Common antidepressants may also affect learning and digestion
Ketamine, an anesthetic and illicit party drug, is emerging as a fast-acting antidepressant
Does some fine madness plague great artists? Several studies show that creativity and mood disorders are linked, finds Kay Redfield Jamison, a clinical psychiatrist at Johns Hopkins University who battled bipolar disorder since her early adulthood...
Wanting to die is not enough to trigger suicide. To end their own lives, humans need the guts and the means to carry out their plans
New research addresses the wrenching question left when someone ends his or her own life