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Christine Ottery

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It's all about executive function.
From the archives, my article The Essential Psychopathology of Creativity. This topic came up in discussion tonight, so I thought I'd share it again.

"The very traits that make someone creative, passionate, and likely to achieve a high degree of success in their domain, are the same traits that define psychological disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, and ADHD. So what is the difference between creativity and psychopathology? Where do we draw the line between functional excess of extreme traits and the point at which they define a psychological disorder? Is there a discriminating characteristic that separates these two groups? Yes, there is..."
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