Why writers are prone to depression
from Everyday Health
From "Sophie’s Choice" author William Styron to poet Sylvia Plath to J.K Rowling, the mastermind responsible for the Harry Potter series, the list of famous depressed writers — many of whom have documented it in their prose — is expansive. Though there are no firm statistics on how many writers experience depression, researcher Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, has reported that writers have depression or manic-depression more often than non-writers.
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