Einstein was depressive as well and he was brilliant scientist. many writers were depressive as well and they were brilliant, likewise. if you suffer and you have a lots of creativity that cannot wait to burst, all that you need is to embed that energy in a certain canal(you should try to figure out what that canal should look like) and to let it flow.
I my case I connected science(especially quantum physics), spiritualism and philosophy into a path that led me out of depression.
i lost my father 20 years ago and I was terrified. Why? Was I afraid that I might remain alone and lonely in this world? Yes, probably I was. At the same time I did not have a girlfriend of a wife to stick to me, to give me a comfort, to share my sorrow. I felt down in dumps! We all need someone to lean on, someone of our kind, but unfortunately, in this civilized world we become more and more lonely! Do you want to know why? Do you want to know why we incline towards taking care of a lapdog or even many lapdogs and when some of them dies we cry like mad? Are you aware that we have lost our inborn sense that living together with someone means inclination to give and not to take? Do you know that statistics show that people are least depressed(implication happy) around Christmas when they offer presents to their beloved? Have you ever listened to "give it away" Red Hot Chilli peppers ? Do you know that we have replaced sympathy with empathy?
guys, thanks for reading this stuff