the state of being gifted in the area creativity (music, art, writing, acting) due to mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depression, unipolar- depression, etc.
many artists with mental illness had skills that were enhanced by their illness. Jimi Hendrix, Sylvia Plath, Vincent Van Gogh, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jim Carey are all examples of people who have creative skill and who all suffered from bipolar disorder and found that through their suffering, they were able to transfer their energy and talent into expressing themselves creatively.
Person 1: Dude, look at that guy play guitar! its like his almost crazy the way he's good!
Person 2: Yeah, that's Nate demostrating his mental skillness. He has bipolar disorder. He goes through a lot mentally and emotionally but all of that makes him stronger and all the more awesome at playing guitar! :)