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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 August 2011
  • ISBN : 9781101517598
  • Page : 352 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 17 voters

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The New York Times bestseller “A glistening psychological history, faceted largely by the biographies of eight famous leaders . . .” —The Boston Globe “A provocative thesis . . . Ghaemi’s book deserves high marks for original thinking.” —The Washington Post “Provocative, fascinating.” —Salon.com 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

A First-Rate Madness
  • Author : Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • ISBN : 9781101517598
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The New York Times bestseller “A glistening psychological history, faceted largely by the biographies of eight famous leaders . . .” —The Boston Globe “A provocative thesis . . . Ghaemi’s book deserves high marks for original thinking.” —The Washington Post “Provocative, fascinating.” —Salon.com 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

A First-Rate Madness

A First-Rate Madness
  • Author : Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780143121336
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The New York Times bestseller “A glistening psychological history, faceted largely by the biographies of eight famous leaders . . .” —The Boston Globe “A provocative thesis . . . Ghaemi’s book deserves high marks for original thinking.” —The Washington Post “Provocative, fascinating.” —Salon.com 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

A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health

A Clinician's Guide to Statistics and Epidemiology in Mental Health
  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-09
  • ISBN : 9780521709583
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Describes statistical concepts in plain English with minimal mathematical content, giving an insight into which statistics to believe - and why.

The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model

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  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 9780801893902
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Developed in the twentieth century as an outgrowth of psychosomatic medicine, the biopsychosocial model is seen as an antidote to the constraints of the medical model of psychiatry. Nassir Ghaemi details the origins and evolution of the BPS model and explains how, where, and why it fails to live up to its promises. He analyzes the works of its founders, George Engel and Roy Grinker Sr., traces its rise in acceptance, and discusses its relation to the thought of William

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  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • ISBN : 9781421409344
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Mood Disorders

Mood Disorders
  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Release Date : 2007-11-01
  • ISBN : 0781767636
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Thoroughly updated for its Second Edition, this practical guide will aid residents and clinicians in diagnosing and treating the full spectrum of mood disorders. Using the conversational style and clinical vignettes found in all Practical Guides in Psychiatry titles, Dr. Ghaemi explains how to accurately diagnose unipolar depression and bipolar disorder and offers specific, detailed, evidence-based recommendations on pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Chapters review the pharmacology of all antidepressants, mood stabilizers, and antipsychotics in current use and point out these drugs'

Lincoln's Melancholy

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  • Author : Joshua Wolf Shenk
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2006-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780547526898
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A nuanced psychological portrait of Abraham Lincoln that finds his legendary political strengths rooted in his most personal struggles. Giving shape to the deep depression that pervaded Lincoln's adult life, Joshua Wolf Shenk’s Lincoln’s Melancholy reveals how this illness influenced both the President’s character and his leadership. Mired in personal suffering as a young man, Lincoln forged a hard path toward mental health. Shenk draws on seven years of research from historical record, interviews with Lincoln scholars,

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  • Publisher : Hachette Go
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780306846281
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Terri Cheney ripped the covers off her secret battle with bipolar disorder in her New York Times bestselling memoir, Manic. Now, in this "stigma-buster" and "must-read", she blends a gripping narrative with practical advice (Elyn Saks). Cheney flips mental illness inside out, exposing the visceral story of the struggles, stigma, relationship dilemmas, treatments, and recovery techniques she and others have encountered. Sometimes humorous, sometimes harrowing, Modern Madness is the ultimate owner's manual on mental illness, breaking this complex subject down

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2021-04-13
  • ISBN : 9781501198793
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  • Author : Susannah Cahalan
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2012-11-13
  • ISBN : 9780141975351
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'My first serious blackout marked the line between sanity and insanity. Though I would have moments of lucidity over the coming days and weeks, I would never again be the same person ...' Susannah Cahalan was a happy, clever, healthy twenty-four-year old. Then one day she woke up in hospital, with no memory of what had happened or how she had got there. Within weeks, she would be transformed into someone unrecognizable, descending into a state of acute psychosis, undergoing

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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780316277792
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A groundbreaking look at the connection between germs and mental illness, and how we can protect ourselves. Is it possible to catch autism or OCD the same way we catch the flu? Can a child's contact with cat litter lead to schizophrenia? In her eye-opening new book, National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author Harriet Washington reveals that we can in fact "catch" mental illness. In Infectious Madness, Washington presents the new germ theory, which posits not only that many instances

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-06-23
  • ISBN : 9781439107737
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Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes, according to psychologist John Gartner. Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for taking risks. America has an extraordinarily high number of hypomanics—grandiose types who leap on every wacky idea that occurs to them, utterly convinced it will change the world. Market bubbles and ill-considered messianic crusades can be the downside. But there

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  • Author : Judith Warner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-02-07
  • ISBN : 1594481709
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A lively and provocative look at the modern culture of motherhood and at the social, economic, and political forces that shaped current ideas about parenting What is wrong with this picture? That's the question Judith Warner asks in this national bestseller after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern parenting--at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands. When Warner had her first child, she was living in Paris, where parents routinely

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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2010-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781422157312
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Imagine, if you can, the world of business - without corporate strategy. Remarkably, fifty years ago that's the way it was. Businesses made plans, certainly, but without understanding the underlying dynamics of competition, costs, and customers. It was like trying to design a large-scale engineering project without knowing the laws of physics. But in the 1960s, four mavericks and their posses instigated a profound shift in thinking that turbocharged business as never before, with implications far beyond what even they

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  • ISBN : 1503951626
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Clare Campbell has worked hard to create distance between herself and her troubled family. But when she receives news of her parents' murder, she's forced to return to the quiet town of Clarkeston, Maine, to arrange their funeral and take legal guardianship of her unpredictable and mentally ill brother, Wes. While Clare struggles to come to grips with the death of her parents, a terrifying pathogen outbreak overtakes the town. She is all too familiar with the resulting symptoms, which