Creativity, Madness, and Drugs
Name ___________________________________Creativity, Madness, and Drugs
Begin this assignment by reading this article which raises the interesting question of whether we would have had great works of art and music without “madness”.
blogs.scientificamerican.com-Creativity Madness and Drugs.pdf (NOTE: if the link does not open I will also attach this document separately)
After reading the article, write a thoughtful reflection addressing one or more of the questions posed at the end of the article (e.g., Should artists and writers with bipolar disorder be treated with drugs even though this will diminish their creative drive and possible success as an artist?)
Your reflection should be a minimum of 1 page in length to receive full credit. If you would like to include an example of an artist you are particularly interested in, and how his/her work may have been influenced by their mental health issues, that would be a way to lengthen your reflection to the 1-page requirement.