Mental Health Research

Music-minded psychiatrist reveals Tchaikovsky's mental anguish at UCSD special event

Music-minded psychiatrist reveals Tchaikovsky's mental anguish at UCSD special event

Do creative people — artists, musicians and writers — suffer from psychological disturbances more often than “regular” people? And if they do, are their creative productions an expression of their inner conflicts or are they an escape, a transcendence accomplished in spite of their difficulties?

To shed some light on the mental issues creatives sometimes deal with hidden from public view, the UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry, in cooperation with the John A. Majda, M.D. Memorial Foundation and the UCSD Retirement Association, hosted a free, informative and highly entertaining lecture May 22, in the Conrad Prebys Concert Hall on campus. It centered on the music of the great...

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