When I was in college at Seton Hill, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, Sister Maurice of the Psychology Department had the majors study me. It was to measure my creativity. When I was in graduate school at the University of Michigan members of the Psychology Department also studied me. It was to assess how deep my clinical depression was.
Psychiatrist Nancy Andreasen has spent her career doing the same sort of thing. She has special expertise in what might be a link between creativity and mental illness. Here is her powerful article on that in The Atlantic.
The most important thing she says, at least for me, is that the niche in the mental health industry be reframed as the "science of genius." That has a nice ring to it.
I do plenty of ghostwriting and scriptwriting for clients.
I publish articles in media outlets ranging from Payment Week to Huffington Post.
In the past few years I had published two books for my own byline. Here is the video trailer for work of fiction "The Fat Guy From Greenwich" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIWY1o2Efxk
When I'm not in the zone writing I am battling my demons. Andreasen probably has a clinical label for each of those miscreants.