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Adults using psychotherapy to work through problems of ADHD
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» Painter Robert Genn on Art and Happiness - The Creative Mind

» Painter Robert Genn on Art and Happiness - The Creative Mind | Adult ADHD and Treatment | Scoop.it

Artist Robert Genn notes that writer Eric Wilson "disparages our current love affair with putting on a happy face" and "Dr. Thomas Svolos of the department of Psychiatry at Creighton University School of Medicine thinks Wilson is right." Genn adds, "A state of thoughtful melancholy and sensitivity breeds an elevated creativity and a more profound happiness."


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Creative People and Madness

A number of mental health challenges and myths relate to creative people.

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ADHD traits are similar to traits seen in highly creative persons and often, highly creative people are found to have ADHD. The ENTP personality, the  “inventor”, the “artist”, the “writer”, the “actor”… Think daydreamer and poet, Robert Frost or the “addled” inventor Thomas Edison… And then there is da Vinci and his scant 17 paintings over the course of 67 years. Some of da Vinci’s paintings were never even finished because his interests were “many and diverse” Classic ADHD. Creativity is born of original thought. ADDers have minds that put things together in new and different ways. Adders and creatives have the enviable ability to think abstractly, outside the proverbial box. Novel ideas and approaches abound. These folks are often quirky, unconventional, off-the-wall. Madness? You decide!

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Creative Intensity Or Madness? - DesignTAXI.com

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“If a man comes to the door of poetry untouched by the madness of the Muses, believing that technique alone will make him a good poet, he and his sane compositions never reach perfection, but are utterly eclipsed by the performances of the inspired madman.”—Socrates


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ADHD traits are similar to traits seen in highly creative persons and often, highly creative people are found to have ADHD. The ENTP personality, the  “inventor”, the “artist”, the “writer”, the “actor”… Think daydreamer and poet, Robert Frost or the “addled” inventor Thomas Edison… And then there is da Vinci and his scant 17 paintings over the course of 67 years. Some of da Vinci’s paintings were never even finished because his interests were “many and diverse” Classic ADHD. Creativity is born of original thought. ADDers have minds that put things together in new and different ways. Adders and creatives have the enviable ability to think abstractly, outside the proverbial box. Novel ideas and approaches abound. These folks are often quirky, unconventional, off-the-wall. Madness? You decide!

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Related post: Madness and creativity: do we need to be crazy?

The mythology of the mad artist continues in various forms, supported to some extent by research.

http://talentdevelop.com/3423/madness-and-creativity-do-we-need-to-be-crazy/