Of course, there have been studies proving and disproving this link. They're sprinkled all over the Internet. But since I'm not a scientist, I don't care about exploring every facet of every argument. I'm just going to share the parts I found interesting. Take Nancy Andreason, for example:
• February Grace discusses how certain medications, aimed at helping mental well being, actually hinder creativity (writer's block).
• Psychcentral.com warns against the romanticism of mental illness.
• The Daily Beast examines the relationship between creative types and mental illness:
Question of the Week:
What do you think? Is there a link?