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(1960). Psychiatric Quarterly. XXXIII, 1959: Creativity and Mental Illness. Philip S. Herbert, Jr. Pp. 534-547.. Psychoanal Q., 29:436.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Psychiatric Quarterly. XXXIII, 1959: Creativity and Mental Illness. Philip S. Herbert, Jr. Pp. 534-547.

(1960). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 29:436

Psychiatric Quarterly. XXXIII, 1959: Creativity and Mental Illness. Philip S. Herbert, Jr. Pp. 534-547.

In his study of the case records of sixty creative patients hospitalized for mental illness in New York Hospital, 1928-1955, Herbert found no instance of failure of creative capacity as the main causal or precipitating factor in the mental illness. 'Creative capacity was frequently the last realistic, organized activity' to be damaged by the illness and the first to begin to return on the patient's recovery. The case histories of three artists illustrate some of the findings.

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(1960). Psychiatric Quarterly. XXXIII, 1959. Psychoanal. Q., 29:436

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