Research – Stress, Suffering & Creativity

Dr. A-M. Ghadirian — Stress, Suffering & Creativity

Dr. Ghadirian has studied about various aspects of stress  and suffering and spoken on this subject at a number of conferences.  In recent years his work has been centered on exploring the interrelationship between life crisis, suffering and creativity.  His recent book on Creative Dimensions of Suffering is the result of extensive and longstanding research on the subject.

Articles, book chapters and books

Ghadirian, A -M   : Art-therapie: valeurs et objectifs (Art-Therapy: its values and objectives). La vie medicale au Canada francais, 1: 268-271, 1972.

____________: Artistic expression of psychopathology through the media or art therapy. Confinia Psychiatrica, 17: 162-170, 1974.

____________:  Graphic art and its relation to conceptual thinking. Confinia Psychiatrica, 21:165-169, 1978.

____________:  Children and television violence, World Order, 14: 33-39, 1980 (Wilmette, Illinois).

____________:  Clinical diagnosis of anxiety.  Canadian Family Physician, 27: 1123-1126, 1981.

____________:  Stress and the medical profession. In: W.H.O. Course on Psychiatric Hospital Organization and Management (A-M. Ghadirian, Ed.). World Health Organization – Montreal Collaborating Centre for Research and Education, Verdun, pp. V-23-28, 1983.

____________:  Human responses to life stress and suffering. Association for Baha’i Studies, Ottawa, vol. 3, nos. 1 & 2, pp. 49-62, 1983.

____________:  Profile of stress prone individuals. Modern Medicine of Canada, 39: 673-679, 1984.

____________:  Coping with stress in a changing world. Herald of the South. 10: 34-38, 1987.

____________:  Psychological and spiritual dimension of persecution and suffering, Journal of Baha’i Studies, 6: 1-26, 1994.

____________:  Intergenerational responses to persecution, in International Legacies of Trauma, ed. Danieli, Y. Plenum Press, 1998, pp. 513-532.

Ghadirian, A-M., Gregoire, P., Kosmidis, H.: Creativity and the evolution of psychopathologies.  Creativity Research Journal, 13: 145-148, 2000-01.

Ghadirian, A-M.   :  Creative Dimensions of Suffering, Baha’i Publishing. Wilmette, Illinois, USA, 2009.

____________:  Materialism and Discontent. Blog. In: Science, Medicine and Spirituality. May 2012.

____________:  Creativity and Resilience amidst Adversity. Blog: In: Science, Medicine and Spirituality. November 2012.

____________:  Steadfastness in the Covenant: Responding to Tests and Tribulations. George Ronald, Oxford, UK, 2014.