Creativity and the Position of Bipolar Disorder in Popular Culture

  • Kostas N. Fountoulakis


While the word ‘creativity’ is a word celebrated around the world and its essence is considered to be one of the most valuable properties of human nature, it is very difficult to define its meaning in an operationalized way. The word comes from the Latin verb creo (make, create, form) which in turn comes from the Greek word χειρ (khir = hand) and the verbs χερεω or χρεω (khereo or khreo = form or model with hands). However, while the original meaning had to do with handcraft, the modern meaning has to do more with mental work.


Mood Disorder Major Depressive Episode Psychotic Feature Creative Individual Bipolar Spectrum 
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  • Kostas N. Fountoulakis
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  1. 1.Division of Neurosciences 3rd Department of PsychiatryAristotle University of Thessaloniki School of MedicineThessalonikiGreece

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