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The price of greatness : resolving the creativity and madness controversy

Author: Arnold M Ludwig
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Exploring the lives and achievements of over 1,000 extraordinary men and women, this book offers answers to the age-old questions about the relationship between mental illness and greatness, and also reveals factors that predict creative achievement. The book is filled with colorful stories about many of the most eminent artists, scientists, social activists, politicians, soldiers, and business people of our time.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold M Ludwig
ISBN: 0898628393 9780898628395 1572301171 9781572301177
OCLC Number: 31607355
Description: x, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: A Touch of Madness? --
Determining Greatness --
The Early Years --
The Adult Years --
Impediments to Eminence --
The Measure of Achievement --
Mental Illiness Within the Professions --
Mental Symptoms and Creative Activity --
Predicting "True" Greatness.
Responsibility: Arnold M. Ludwig.
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This book examines the lives and achievements of over 1,000 extraordinary men and women to address age-old questions about the relationship between mental illness and greatness.  Read more...

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"This is an excellent research report that should, once and for all, resolve senseless controversies about the correlation of creativity with psychopathology." --John Gedo, M.D. in The Review of Read more...

 
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