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Thursday, May 23, 2002

tortured artist syndrome

"Using personality and temperament tests, they found healthy artists to be more similar in personality to individuals with manic depression than to healthy people in the general population. "My hunch is that emotional range, having an emotional broadband, is the bipolar patientís advantage," said Strong. "It isnít the only thing going on, but something gives people with manic depression an edge, and I think itís emotional range."