“mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity”

“Study linking high childhood IQ with bipolar traits later in life suggests that mood disorders may be the genetic price we pay for intelligence and creativity”

“There is something about the genetics underlying the disorder that are advantageous. One possibility is that serious disorders of mood – such as bipolar disorder – are the price that human beings have had to pay for more adaptive traits such as intelligence, creativity and verbal proficiency.” Daniel Smith

from this article about new research

 

Like I said….

we confound and astound them

 

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  1. morgueticiaatoms

    Kinda makes sense, I was in all the “gifted/advanced” classes in school. Won a writing award. Was considered most creative. Then bipolar and it all went down the drain, no matter how many years I spent chasing it, plunging it, trying to get it out of the drain.
    Brilliantly deranged, I guess that’d apply to me.

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