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Unsigned: Understanding less common mental illnesses

There’s more to mental illness than the big guys: anxiety and depression. It seems to make a lot of sense. These are the mental illnesses that we see in the media and the more common illnesses in our university setting. Maybe that’s why real representations of other illnesses are so startling. Looking at OCD, the HBO show Girls jumped into […]

by Cord Editorial Board· · Opinion ·
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Sadness can draw out people’s creative side

An extensive study of British artists and writers revealed that highly creative people often suffer from a mood disorder. The data confirmed what letters, diaries and biographical accounts of well-known poets, artists and composers reveal — creative people tend to experience extremes of mood, which in turn, fuels the creative process. Little remains of the creative products of melancholia: that […]

by Don Morgenson· · Opinion ·