A Comparison of the Intrapsychic Functioning of Artistically Creative Persons and Borderline Patients
When compared on psychiatric symptomatology, borderlines revealed greater pathology than both artists and controls in several areas, including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation and self-mutilation, daily routine and leisure time impairments, drug use, and denial. All three groups differed significantly in overall severity of disturbance and in social isolation and withdrawal. In these areas, borderlines revealed the greatest difficulty, artists an intermediate amount, and controls the least. Thus the hypothesis that artists would show moderate symptomatology in comparison to borderlines was supported.
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