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Creative people are 90 per cent more likely to get schizophrenia

Artistic talent may really be linked to a higher likelihood of experiencing mental health conditions, according to a study of people students in Sweden.
The Greek philosopher Plato noted that creative types often seemed to possess “divine madness” – a stereotype later applied to Vincent Van Gogh, Salvador Dalí and Edvard Munch. However, good studies on the subject have been lacking.
Now James MacCabe at Kings College London and his colleagues have pored over the health and education records of the entire population of Sweden, focusing on the mental health …