The Myth of the Tortured Genius – Music Depression and You

by Helmut Eder

In this column I’m going to talk about a difficult subject, but an important one the link between depression (and other mental illness) and music, the idea of the “troubled artist” and the extent to which music and creativity interact with psychological issues. It’s a bit different to what I usually discuss, but it’s important and links to the other things I usually talk about (recording, songwriting) in more ways than you’d think as will become clear.

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