Study finds a link between mood and the experience of creativity in those with bipolar disorder

first_imgThe different mood swings associated with bipolar disorder are associated with different levels of self-reported creativity, according to a new study published in Psychiatry Research.An estimated 5.7 million Americans have bipolar disorder, a serious mental illness characterized by recurrent periods of mania and depression. Manic episodes typically include hyperactivity, euphoria and insomnia.“Although some studies have looked at objective measures of creativity in bipolar disorder, we also thought it would be useful to understand how people diagnosed with bipolar disorder understand their own creativity and how this may be related to their mood,” said study author Tania Perich, a lecturer at Western Sydney University. Share on Facebook LinkedIn The researchers surveyed 397 individuals diagnosed with bipolar disorder regarding their recent symptoms and their perceptions about their own level of creativity.Those reporting symptoms of depression tended to report feeling significantly less creative. But participants who reported mania symptoms did not view themselves as more creative than those who did not report any symptoms.“There is a relationship between mood and the experience of creativity for people living with bipolar disorder. When depressed, people experience lower perceived creativity,” Perich said.Some of the findings run contrary to previous research, which had found a relationship between mania and creativity. But the disparity could be the result of measuring creativity in different ways.The creativity measure in the new study asked participants to rate their creativity in a variety of specific domains, such as acting, crafts, dancing, money management, solving personal problems, and writing. The previous study, on the other hand, used a more general measure of creative achievement.“Further research is needed to better understand how creativity may help in living with bipolar disorder and how it may assist in improving well-being,” Perich said.The study, “Depression, mania and self-reported creativity in bipolar disorder“, was authored by Natalie Miller, Tania Perich, and Tanya Meade. Emailcenter_img Pinterest Share Share on Twitterlast_img read more

Sandvik launches next gen impact crusher

first_imgSandvik QI442 mobile impact crusherSandvik has launched its upgraded 2 Series QI442 tracked mobile impact crusher.According to the manufacturer, the impact crusher comes with overband magnet, pre-screen, underpan feeder, ceramic blow bars and remote control as standard.Like the company’s previous Prisec crushers, it can be configured to work as either a primary or secondary machine and the hydraulically assisted curtains can be adjusted to produce a range of product sizes.When it comes to the machinery data, the QI442 includes Sandvik’s My Fleet remote monitoring system, which helps to optimise machine operation.Sandvik said the machine comes equipped with features designed to improve the return on investment, including a Cat C13 diesel emission compliant engine with direct drive heavy duty wet clutch to increase fuel efficiency. #*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

PHOTOS: 2015 Carnival Mother’s Queen

first_img Share Share 540 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share EntertainmentLocalNews PHOTOS: 2015 Carnival Mother’s Queen by: Dominica Vibes News – February 9, 2015 On Saturday, 7 February 2015, Frances Lockhart, 28, of Vieille Case won the 2015 Carnival Mother’s Queen.Ms Lockhart outshined six other contestants in the third annual Carnival Mother’s Queen show at the Arawak House of Culture in Roseau on Saturday 7 February.Ms Lockhart, who won the awards for Best evening wear, Best in evening wear and Miss Intelligence, was crowned by Heather Vidal of Portsmouth, the 2014 Carnival Mother’s Queen.Taneka Albert, 21, of Laudat who emerged 1st runner up, won the awards for Best traditional ole masquerade wear and Best in traditional ole masquerade wear.Elloise Etienne, 26, of Kalinago Territory & Stockfarm, placed 2nd runner up and won the awards for Best swimwear, Best in swimwear and Miss Amity.Annadale Jacob, 26, of St Joseph placed 3rd runner up while Kendra Stephen, 30, of Newtown won the Miss photogenic award.The other contestants were Geraldine Davis, 28, of Fond Cole and Lena Durand, 28, of Calibishie.– / 69last_img read more