So I don’t think I’m manic right now, because I’m not experiencing racing thoughts nor am I not sleeping or having any other manic symptoms. But I am experiencing a period of increased productivity. I decided to collaborate with not one, not two, but ten different artists. All at the same time. So that’s happening. I put it out there on Instagram that I’d like to collaborate with a long list of artists thinking that maybe two or three would respond. I got so many responses that I’m a little concerned that I’ve bitten off more than I can chew. We’ll see what happens, and I plan to post the results of some of my collaborations here.
After yesterday’s post questioning whether or not music could trigger mania, I did some Googling and so far haven’t found much written about a causal connection between music and mania. What I did find of interest in this scientific article is that among classical musicians there is a higher than average rate of mood disorders with bipolar being one of the most prevalent. Another point of interest and a common thread in articles I found is that people experiencing mania sometimes prefer to listen to loud music. I can relate to that generalization. I wonder also if the loud music tends to feed the mania, which is what at least my own mania drives me to do. This would definitely be something to explore in a music issue of TZHI.