Has being on medication taken your creativity away?

I used to draw all the time and was pretty good but when I started on my antidepressants I just didn’t feel like it anymore and whenever I do it just doesn’t come out well, not nearly as good as I was when I was 14. I feel really upset and have even thought about trying going off of my antidepressants to see if that gives me back my creativity. I really miss it as art was my favourite thing and I really want to study it at college but I just have no imagination anymore. Has anyone else felt like this?

I could not write at all when I was on Haldol. All the typical ap’s killed my ability to write. Now that I am on Geodon and Seroquel I can write. I don’t think I’ll ever be as good as I was before I got any med’s in my system.

Sorry to hear that, I hope one day you won’t need the medication, or as much, so you can write again. I’d love to see some of your work!

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Before I got sick (in High School), I painted and drew a lot. Some time into my illness I stopped. I would say its the sz that took my creativity partly away, not so much the meds. The lack of motivation kills me. But I still write occasionally, and write poems sometimes. But I haven’t drawn a picture in several years. My mom keeps on encouraging me but I have no inspiration. Funny though - I seem to write better poems when I’m sick than when i am well. Maybe I am just more a word person than a picture one, although I am apparently gifted at art too. But i prefer writing.

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Absolutely not. I could elaborate, but a firm NOPE is the answer. I have low negative symptoms.

Initially it did but after a few months it came back

It comes back. My photography has been featured internationally.


Thank god it comes back…nice work capn pixel…

Nope it actually helped bring mine back. Depression k i l l e d my creativity. After finding the right antidepressant I started writing fiction again for the first time in over a year.

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I would agree that my creativity has dwindled a lot since starting aps. I used to love to draw and cook. Now I don’t have the motivation or imagination for either.

I would love to see some of your pictures @witch and read some of your writing @crimby and @anna