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Why Are Genius and Madness Connected?
Kay Redfield Jamison, a clinical psychologist andِ professor atِ Johns Hopkins University School ofِ Medicine, saidِ the findings ofِ some 20 orِ 30 scientific studies endorse theِ notion ofِ the tortured genius.
Of theِ manyِ varieties ofِ psychosis, creativity appears toِ beِ most strongly linked toِ mood disorders, andِ especially bipolar disorder, whichِ Jamison suffers fromِ herself.
They foundِ that people whoِ excelled whenِ theyِ were 16 years oldِ were fourِ times asِ likely toِ goِ on toِ develop bipolar disorder, sheِ said.