Coincidence of ADHD and creativity

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This reference is used to annotate "I would never send my kids to school" (2017) by Piotr Wozniak

This pioneering, and, at the time controversial thesis by Bonnie Cramond sparked interest in the link between ADHD and creativity. Since then, great number of publications confirmed a complex relationship between the two.

The inventor Tesla was so busy chasing new ideas that he tended not to follow through on older ones. As a result, his competitors were able to seize his concepts as their own. And Leonardo da Vinci, who is known for his paintings, only managed to finish 17 paintings during his 67 years as a painter. Da Vinci said this was because his interests were "so many and so diverse."

Quoted excerpts come from the following reference:

Title: The Coincidence of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Creativity

Author: Dr Bonnie Cramond, 1995


Pages: 47

Authoring Institution: National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented, Storrs, CT

Backlink: Confusing creativity with ADHD