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Title: Creativity and madness
Authors: Borg, Sandra (2006)
Keywords: Creative ability -- Malta
Mental illness -- Malta
Psychology -- Malta
Issue Date: 2006
Citation: Borg, S. (2006). Creativity and madness (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: This dissertation is about Creativity and Madness. This piece of work sheds light on the fact that indeed mental illnesses do exist and are conditions that can be defined according to certain symptoms. However what one means with mental health lies more into the domain of values which operate within a certain culture and subjective realm. The fact that a number of great artists have suffered from psychiatric illnesses, especially bipolar disorder does not in itself indicate a special link which nonetheless remains mysterious. Indeed mental illness can permit access to certain dimensions in life which would otherwise remain unknown to the person not experiencing mental illness. It is suggested that fluctuating mental states can offer rich material which can be manifested in art. Furthermore persons can find ways of understanding and transforming themselves through their creativity and this aspect presents perhaps new developments in the way psychotherapy is applied especially in the domain of psychotic experiences.
Description: B.PSY.(HONS)
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