Is there a link between creativity and mental illness?
If you look at some of the world’s most famous paintings, a lot of them are created by people who suffered from mental illnesses. Edvard Monk’s Scream is actually his depiction of a hallucination, and Van Gogh’s Starry Night is the view from an asylum window. Studies have shown that geniuses or innovators tend to have family histories of mental illness. So could there be a connection?