Literature and Psychiatry

Virginia Woolf and the bipolar disorder

Many wonder if there is any relationship between creativity and mental disorders among writers. For they are often afflicted by such disorder, as was the case of Ernest Hemingway, plagued by depression, and as was also the case of Virginia Woolf. According to Katerina Koutsantoni, Virginia Woolf seemed to have foremost a genetic predisposition to the development of mood disorders:…