Investigating the relationship between Creativity and Mental health: A Systematic Review

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Afshan Niknafs , Masoud Gholamali Lavasani , Shokooh-Sadat Banijamali , Gholamali Afrooz


Background: Creativity is a mental procedure composed of the ability of inventiveness and flexibility. The concept of creativity can lead to realizing the goals and health of human society. Aims: This systematic review aimed to investigate the relationship between creativity and mental health. Method: Databases of PubMed, Google Scholar, Scopus, SID, and magiran were systematically searched for specialized keywords to identify studies published between December 1980 and January 2022. Collected articles were entered into the Endnote software, and duplicate articles were removed. The quality of the obtained articles was evaluated using the Prisma guideline checklist, and nine articles were selected.Results: Eight articles (88.8%) reported a direct and positive relationship between mental health and creativity, and one article (11.2%) reported a negative relationship between mental health and creativity.Conclusions: The results indicate that increasing creativity guarantees mental health, and there is a significant relationship between creativity and mental health.

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