“’Tortured Artist’ Meme Lacks Good Evidence”


“That vision of the ‘tortured artist’ — the belief that there is a strong link between creativity and mental illness — is deeply embedded in our culture,” Susan Perry writes in MinnPost. Yet, according to british psychologist Claudia Hammond, the scientific research does not show much of a connection.

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  1. “Using the Swedish government census the researchers did find that people with bipolar disorder were 1.35 times more likely to be in one of these creative jobs.” But they didn’t mention the possibility that the psychiatric industry may actually target artists, because they harbor odd delusions that those who are gifted in utilizing the creative side of their brain, are not also equally gifted at utilizing the analytical side of their brain.

    I personally was a very happy artist, prior to being attacked by “mental health professionals,” who it turned out, targeted me to cover up the abuse of my child. Now I’m a tortured artist because I know how evil and unethical the “mental health” industry truly is, and I’m extraordinarily disappointed in the bishops and some pastors of my ex-religion and their “dirty little secret of the two original educated professions,” too.

    I will say, however, I was quite a prolific artist while tortured via anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning by psychiatrists, since anticholinergic toxidrome poisoning does make one “hyperactive.” And my portfolio of work does definitely show the chaos created in one’s brain while being poisoned by psychiatrists, the chaos comes out on the canvas. And it also depicts what it feels like to go through a drug withdrawal induce super sensitivity mania, too.

    I do hope the psychiatrists stop defaming, torturing, and murdering other human beings for profit soon, since such behavior is unacceptable human behavior.


    But obviously, the psychiatric industry is an industry filled with insecure people, incapable of living in a mutually respectful manner with other human beings, of other professions.

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