Depression: Causes or Effects? Depression supplies a distinct depiction of the brain equals behavior theory. The physiological characteristics that taint the diseased brain directly impact the thoughts and behaviors of the millions of sufferers. The genesis of this dehabilitating problem is both mysterious and complicated and I am not offering any sort of revelation in stating that it is a multi-factorial manifestation involving both biological and environmental components. The end product of these variable factors do, however, provide some common biochemical alterations in the brain that lend insight into understanding the reality and possible treatment of the disease.
On the other hand, the extreme use of drugs and substances has been regarded as a disease, especially ... ... middle of paper ... ... is a chronic reversing disease that needs to be treated like other diseases since it affects the functioning of an addict (Stanbrook, 2012). An individual’s continued use or abuse of drugs causes changes in other brain chemicals and circuits. In some cases, addiction contributes to impaired cognitive function by affecting brain segments that are critical for decision making, memory, judgment, and learning. Conclusion: Addiction is a condition that develops from a simple immoral act or increased dependency on drugs for normal functioning of the body. While it has traditionally been considered as a condition brought by behavioral problems, addiction is a disease of the brain as evident in the findings in neuroscience, genetics, and biological studies.
Although it lacks in hard facts, many compelling theories arise from this field of study: a little madness may bolster creative genius, but too much madness can overpower the creativity and kill the genius. The right amount of insanity can produce positive results. To comprehend the relationship between genius and madness, one must first establish the definitions and understand the history of the two mental dispositions. In very general terms, a genius represents one who has achieved exceptional eminence through creative thought and who possesses the ability to see and think outside the scope of standard logic in a productive form (Simonton; Griffith 627; Neihart). A genius typically has a high IQ score and bears certain characteristics, such as impulsiveness, self-confidence... ... middle of paper ... ... Feb. 2012.
Williams, an esteemed actor and comedian, is noted for his creativity. He is alleged to have bipolar disorder through his depression, addictions, bad relationships, and stress. This possible illness has been investigated and proved through much research to lead to an increased creativity, something Williams has an abundance of; however, this link will only be proved in the future, probably with the help of genetics. Therefore, if Robin Williams is a bipolar sufferer, there is only one explanation to his creativity-bipolar disorder. “Clearly some people suffer for their art, and clearly some art stems from suffering,” (Adams).
beliefs on the creative inspiration of the artist as a special gift belonging to a special individual set apart from the rest of society. We know today that often psychotic individuals can see the world in a novel way and perceive what others usually do not, showing a high degree of creativity. Neuroimaging studies of the brain suggest, in particular, the importance of the association cortices activity in unconscious states leading to great creativity. Despite these studies, one should be extremely careful HOWEVER not to automatically associate mental illness with great creative art. As many instances of great artists who suffered of painful mental illness show (from the novelist Virginia Woolf, to the poets Sylvia Plath, Anne Sexton, and Robert Lowell, to the great painters Vincent Van Gogh and Edward Munch), great art also requires patience, dedication, and constant self-control in order to organize creative material in a coherent fashion.
Prometheus, in Greek mythology and literature, is known widely and most obviously for his many enthralling elements. Though there is a wide array of dissimilar stories told of Prometheus, the most dominant and popular one is told by Hesiod in his Theogony. From Hesiod’s account, Prometheus was the great Titan who defied the Greek gods and stole fire from Hephaestus for the use and helping of mankind. This act facilitated the progression for civilization. Ultimately, there are three main points for the various interpretations of Prometheus in literature and mythology, Firstly; Prometheus was punished on behalf of Zeus for his transgression.
Existentialist philosopher Friedrich Nietzche says, “There is always some madness in love. But there is also some reason in madness.” What Nietzche is saying is that when you are in love with someone or something, there is always a little bit of madness or crazy to it, but there is also some reason, some explanation, to madness. This essay will prove Nietzche’s statement by looking at Ophelia and Hamlet’s relationship, Hamlet’s plot to fool everyone, and Hamlet’s true sanity. The relationship between Ophelia and Hamlet in the play Hamlet is unknown and is views as constantly changing to the audience. It is known early in the play that there is some sort of relationship.
In Psychology Today, Jamie Talan reports on a study by Arnold Ludwig M.D. The article gives the reader the impression that mental illness is linked with creative professions, but that the type of creativity is what is important. By providing Dr. Ludwigs’ results and conclusions, it reports that the prevalence of mental illness is present in both artistically and scientifically creative professions, but is much higher in artistically creative professions. In my review of this article, I’ve found that it lacks information important to understanding the study’s results. Without this information, readers cannot fully understand the implications, and can be easily misled.
suffer from bouts of depression, mania, or mental illnesses. It is an age-old question: does depression/mania effect creativity? There is a lot of evidence that both supports and denies the truth behind this question. Some researchers believe the link between depression and creativity is strictly genetic while others believe there is none at all. The argument for this discussion will mostly support the argument that creativity is absolutely a result, cause, and remedy of mania.
The Greeks also invented their mythology, which included gods and goddesses. Through myths, Greeks tried to understand the mysteries of nature and the power of human passion. God lived forever and Greeks attributed human qualities to them. The Olympic Games were originated in Greece around 776 b.c.e. They were dedicated to the god Zeus, the Greeks even suspended the wars between city-states so the athletes of the Olympics could compete.