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Is stiffled Creativity & Manic Depression linked?


the burd

New member
Mar 16, 2010
Hi, I've been feeling unwell lately, so been trying to 'fix' myself and think there is a link between stiffled creativity & Bipolar Disorder. At my most happiest and balanced I've had creative outlets. But when stopped creative activity been getting more and more anxious, edgy, low mood, mixed states, etc.

I realise other factors trigger symptoms of Bipolar but does anyone else actually need 'being creative' in their life to maintain their health?

Thanks :unsure:


Active member
Oct 10, 2009
hey =)

My high days and low days are split into two:

High days = writing, filming, acting, singing, dancing, brainstorming.
Low days = reading, watching films, writing down my feelings and soaking up more creative stuff.

Creativity is my absolute world and it's who I am!! But I've had bipolar my entire life, so I can't compare anything to what I could have been like if I existed without bipolar...
in my case anyway, creativity is like that. hope that helped xx


Well-known member
Mar 3, 2010
Idk if I'm deffinately bipolar, my docs arent sure, but I might be able to help

I'm very creative when my mood is elevated, I act, draw, write, and come up with loads of ideas.

When I'm depressed, its like my brain just stops, and I cant do anything at all :unsure:

There is a proven correlation between MH issues and creativity
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