A First Rate Madness

In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, offers a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership and sets forth a controversial, ...

A First Rate Madness

A First Rate Madness

The New York Times bestseller "Ghaemi isn't the first to claim that madness is a close relative of genius, or even the first to extend this idea into politics. But he does go further than others...His explanations are elegant, too - intuitively accurate and banked off the latest psychiatric research." -Newsweek Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. In A First-Rate Madness, Nassir Ghaemi, director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center, offers a myth-shattering exploration of the powerful connections between mental illness and leadership and sets forth a controversial, compelling thesis: The very qualities that mark those with mood disorders also make for the best leaders in times of crisis. From the importance of Lincoln's "depressive realism" to the lackluster leadership of exceedingly sane men as Neville Chamberlain, A First-Rate Madness overturns many of our most cherished perceptions about greatness and the mind.

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A First-Rate Madness
Language: un
Pages: 352
Authors: Nassir Ghaemi
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-08-04 - Publisher: Penguin

The New York Times bestseller "Ghaemi isn't the first to claim that madness is a close relative of genius, or even the first to extend this idea into politics. But he does go further than others...His explanations are elegant, too - intuitively accurate and banked off the latest psychiatric research."
A First-rate Madness
Language: un
Pages: 340
Authors: S. Nassir Ghaemi
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011 - Publisher: Penguin Press HC

An investigation into the theorized correlation between mental illness and successful leadership reveals the disorders of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., explaining how their struggles with psychological symptoms enabled them to empathize, recognize threats and respond appropriately during times of crisis. 25,000 first printing.
You're Nose Is in My Crotch! and Other Things You Shouldn't Know about a First-Rate Madness
Language: un
Pages: 50
Authors: Joseph Peak
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04 - Publisher: Lennex

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy.
The Concepts of Psychiatry
Language: un
Pages: 368
Authors: S. Nassir Ghaemi
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-12-01 - Publisher: JHU Press

Because most psychiatric illnesses are complex phenomena, no single method or approach is sufficient to explain them or the experiences of persons who suffer from them. In The Concepts of Psychiatry S. Nassir Ghaemi, M.D. argues that the discipline of psychiatry can therefore be understood best from a pluralistic perspective.
On Depression
Language: un
Pages: 232
Authors: S. Nassir Ghaemi
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-01 - Publisher: JHU Press

He has seen great achievements arise from great suffering and feels that understanding depression can provide important insights into happiness.

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