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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 53  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 82-86

The seeds of creativity and the soil of poet Kannadasan


Retd. Prof. and Director, Institute of Mental Health, Tilpark, Chennai, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5545.75545

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The links between creative genius and insanity have been studied by numerous experts and famous writers. Recent studies by several psychiatrists have revealed an increase in psychopathology in creative artists, especially writers and poets. The cyclothymic temperamental traits of a Tamil poet, Kannadasan, are studied here.



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