Year: 1991 Source: Newslink, v.17, no.1, (Spring 1991), p.3 SIEC No: 19910003

The author explores the link between creativity and suicide. He notes famous people who have suffered from affective illnesses – some who committed suicide and some who did not. He asserts that disorders which affect moods often lead to impulsiveness, which can translate into destructive behaviour, like suicide, or productive behaviour, like writing, painting, or inventing. (VM)