The Myth of the Tortured Artist

The Myth of the Tortured Artist

The myth of the tortured artist is strong. The depressive poet, the irascible painter, the manic, substance-abusing writer. Hannah Gadsby brings this up at her Netflix special, “Nanette”. And that’s right, I’m not done talking about it yet. It’s super rare that art history gets mentioned in the wider world, and I have to maximize…

Is ADHD An Advantage?

Is ADHD An Advantage?

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder or ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed psychiatric disorder among children and teenagers. But what’s going on inside the brain and body of these individuals and could it actually be an advantage? While some environmental factors such as maternal drinking and smoking during pregnancy may play a role in brain development,…