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Temas em Psicologia

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OLIVEIRA, Karina da Silva; NAKANO, Tatiana de Cássia  and  WECHSLER, Solange Muglia. Creativity and mental health: a review of scientific production in the last decade. Temas psicol. [online]. 2016, vol.24, n.4, pp. 1493-1506. ISSN 1413-389X.

The relationship between creativity and mental health is the focus of debate for more than five centuries, being marked in recent years by the paradigm shift provided by Positive Psychology, whose focus back to the recovery of healthy aspects and well developed in the individual. Seeking further investigate the approach that has been given to this relationship, this study analyzed the scientific production versed to the subject, published from 2004 to 2014 in Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO) databases, Periódicos Eletrônicos de Psicologia (PePSIC), Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), PsycARTICLES, Academic Search Premier and Academic Search Elite. From the analysis of 58 articles, the results indicated a non-linear growth of production, balance between the theoretical and empirical studies with qualitative methodology, published by the areas of Psychology and Medicine, and having a predominantly psychopathological focus. Given the findings suggest the development of studies on the subject, engaged in the study of the healthy aspects in the relationship between creativity and mental health within the current trend of Positive Psychology.

Keywords : Creativity; Positive Psychology; Psychopathology; health; mental health.

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