Chapter 6

creative depression

A useful Web site for sufferers of affective disorders is

Many sites list celebrities who have suffered, including

Much of the information on Winston Churchill, Harrison Ford, and others was gleaned from Wikipedia and linked sites.

The National Institute of Mental Health site is, and the WHO’s is

an epidemic of mood swings

For a brief discussion of whether depression is epidemic, see D. Summerfield (2006) Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 99: 161-162 “Depression: epidemic or pseudo-epidemic?” ...

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