A First Rate Madness

Written By Nassir Ghaemi
A First Rate Madness
  • Publsiher : Penguin
  • Release : 04 August 2011
  • ISBN : 110151759X
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 16 reviews
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Read or download book entitled A First Rate Madness written by Nassir Ghaemi which was release on 04 August 2011, this book published by Penguin. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: The New York Times bestseller "Ghaemi isn't the first to claim that madness is a close relative of genius, or even the first to extend this idea into politics. But he does go further than others...His explanations are elegant, too - intuitively accurate and banked off the latest psychiatric research." -Newsweek 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.

A First Rate Madness

A First Rate Madness
  • Author : Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : The New York Times bestseller "Ghaemi isn't the first to claim that madness is a close relative of genius, or even the first to extend this idea into politics. But he does go further than others...His explanations are elegant, too - intuitively accurate and banked off the latest psychiatric ...

A First rate Madness

A First rate Madness
  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : Penguin Press HC
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : An investigation into the theorized correlation between mental illness and successful leadership reveals the disorders of such notable leaders as Lincoln, Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., explaining how their struggles with psychological symptoms enabled them to empathize, recognize threats and respond appropriately during times of crisis. 25,000 first printing....

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Summary and Analysis of A First Rate Madness
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  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2021-08-26
  • Total pages : 30
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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  • Author : Joseph Peak
  • Publisher : Lennex
  • Release Date : 2013-04
  • Total pages : 50
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing book reviews of "A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. ...

On Depression

On Depression
  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2013-07-01
  • Total pages : 232
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : He has seen great achievements arise from great suffering and feels that understanding depression can provide important insights into happiness....

The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model

The Rise and Fall of the Biopsychosocial Model
  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 253
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : 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 ...

The Concepts of Psychiatry

The Concepts of Psychiatry
  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release Date : 2004-12-01
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : This book will be of interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, as well as psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and general readers who are interested in understanding the field of psychiatry and its practices at a conceptual level....

The Concepts of Psychiatry

The Concepts of Psychiatry
  • Author : S. Nassir Ghaemi
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-05-10
  • Total pages : 368
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : This book will be of interest to professionals and students in psychiatry, as well as psychologists, social workers, philosophers, and general readers who are interested in understanding the field of psychiatry and its practices at a conceptual level....

Bible and Bedlam

Bible and Bedlam
  • Author : Louise J. Lawrence
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-08-23
  • Total pages : 200
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : Bible and Bedlam first critically questions the exclusion and stereotyping of certain biblical characters and scholars perceived as 'mad', as such judgements illustrate the 'sanism' (prejudice against individuals who are diagnosed or perceived as mentally ill) perpetuated within the discipline of Western biblical studies. Second, it seeks to highlight the ...

Nine Dimensions of Madness

Nine Dimensions of Madness
  • Author : Robert L. Gallon
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 2015-11-17
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : In a book that reframes the mental health debate, Robert L. Gallon challenges the widely-held notion that mental disorders are medical diseases. Drawing on his extensive experience as a psychologist who has worked with thousands of patients, he argues that there are no objective indicators of mental disorders and therefore ...

The American Deep State

The American Deep State
  • Author : Peter Dale Scott
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2017-05-02
  • Total pages : 354
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : Now in a new edition updated through the unprecedented 2016 presidential election, this provocative book makes a compelling case for a hidden “deep state” that influences and often opposes official U.S. policies. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott begins by tracing America’s increasing militarization, restrictions on constitutional rights, and ...

Diagnosing Churchill

Diagnosing Churchill
  • Author : Wilfred Attenborough
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2019-04-19
  • Total pages : 275
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : The posthumous diagnosis of Winston Churchill as manic-depressive has been drawn entirely from biographical information, which, though significant to understanding his life and mind, has often been misused or misunderstood. This book investigates how such materials have been interpreted (and misinterpreted) in relation to Churchill’s mental health, taking a ...

Eighteen Day Running Mate

Eighteen Day Running Mate
  • Author : Joshua M. Glasser
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-08-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : No skeletons were rattling in "his" closet, Thomas Eagleton assured George McGovern's political director. But only eighteen days later--after a series of damaging public revelations and feverish behind-the-scenes maneuverings--McGovern rescinded his endorsement of his Democratic vice-presidential running mate, and Eagleton withdrew from the ticket. This fascinating book is the first ...

Madness and Leadership

Madness and Leadership
  • Author : Savvas Papacostas
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-08-28
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : Why have multitudes of followers throughout history become attracted to leaders who demand sacrifice, campaigns of war or other adventures with unpredictable outcomes? Why do they command such powerful control over their followers? Madness and Leadersh...

The Ghost of Donald J Trump

The Ghost of Donald J  Trump
  • Author : W. I. Westmoreland
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2020-05-17
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 110151759X
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Summary : A well-documented factual and fictional romp into the hidden recesses of the Trumpian world and the twists and turns of fate that ultimately cause his downfall and subsequent demise. Discover how Michael Cohen learned about Melania and Donald’s secret daughter; why Trump had him create a new identity for ...