Hearing loss and rare diseases
Are creative people more likely to be bipolar or schizophrenic? Yes, and it helps to have genes for those traits but not be really ill. Both diseases may exist on a continuum, so you can be a "little bit" bipolar or a "little bit" schizophrenic.
HAVE YOU NOTICED a flurry of blogs, books, and conferences touting Stoicism? Much of its wisdom you’ve read or heard in other cultural wrappers, especially cognitive behavioral psychology. And much of it is unfamiliar and astonishingly useful. It has given me moments of freedom from pernicious modern ideas on the biggest of questions: how to love, how to bear loneliness and anxiety, and how to think about death..
It’s hard to miss, with rising rates of suicide and depression: American mental health seems to be in a downturn.
Young people — from teens to college students — are doing the worst, along with working-class people in mid-life.