I'm a creative writer (actually what I'm going to school for right now) and I was curious if anyone else on here dabbles in the arts as well. Like painting, sculpting, music, writing, etc. I guess the reason why I'm curious is because I feel like as much as depression is a burden, it allows me to embrace escapism, which is one of the main reasons why I write. I know that anti-depressants work differently for everyone, but I'm just afraid that my creativity will be hindered by taking drugs. As weird as it is to say, sometimes I feel like I thrive off of my depression because its so much of who I am. A lot of great artists and writers have struggled with depression and I wonder exactly why that is. Can anyone who is creative or artistic comment on their experiences with meds?