9780143121336

A First-Rate Madness Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143121336

  • ISBN10:

    0143121332

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/26/2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books

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Summary

Ghaemi, who runs the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts University Medical Center, draws from the careers and personal plights of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Churchill, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., JFK, and others from the past two centuries to build an argument at once controversial and compelling 320 pp.

Author Biography

Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and director of the Mood Disorders Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He has published more than a hundred scientific articles and several books on psychiatry.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Inverse Law of Sanityp. 1
Creativity
Make them Fear and Dread Us: Shermanp. 23
Work Like Hell-and Advertise: Turnerp. 40
Realism
Heads I Win, Tails It's Chancep. 51
Out of the Wilderness: Churchillp. 57
Both Read the Same Bible: Lincolnp. 68
Empathy
Mirror Neuron on The Wallp. 79
The Woes of Mahatmas: Gandhip. 87
Psychiatry for the American Soul: Kingp. 99
Resilience
Strongerp. 117
A First-Rate Temperament: Rooseveltp. 130
Sickness In Camelot: Kennedyp. 147
Treatment
A Spectacular Psychochemical Success: Kennedy Revisitedp. 169
Hitler Amokp. 187
Mental Health
Homoclite Leaders: Bush, Blair, Nixon, and Othersp. 211
Stigma and Politicsp. 256
Epiloguep. 266
Acknowledgmentsp. 275
Notesp. 277
Bibliographyp. 319
Indexp. 329
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