I am bipolar, a rather ambiguous term as each person who claims to be is influenced differently. For me, I am generally depressed at the start of January, March, May, July, September, November and function faster at the start of the other 6 months. Cyclomania is what this subset is called.
In areas of work where consistency is valued, it is horrible. So far it works very well with pottery.
During the euphoric state, I make pottery. I throw frequently because this is when my work is excellent.
During the slower time, I do tedious tasks and glazing.
I have also said that being obsessive-compulsive is good for pottery. Especially when glazing work. Keeping surfaces clean and working in controlled ways makes fine finished work. And you get to wash hands every few minutes!
Do other people use disorders to make pottery?