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Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Burdens of Talent

In a cartoon from some time ago, Vincent Van Gogh hears a knock on the door and opens it to find a futuristic stranger  bearing a vial of medicine that could cure mental illness.  He hands Van Gough the antidepressant, and encouragingly states, “it is worth a try.”  Van Gough downs the medicine at once Read more…

Psychopathology of Genius (as featured in Huff Post 8/11/14)

Following the recent and popular article on the Secrets of the Creative Brain in The Atlantic magazine, there has been an increased amount of discussion on where genius comes from and why it is often accompanied by mental illness.  The age-old view that genius and madness are linked has its roots in classical Greece.  Aristotle Read more…