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There was an article somewhere that sort of debunked the romantic view of mental illness that floats around in American culture. Need to find it.
Found it!"Genius and Madness" in Psychology Today
Good article. I have this discussion with my mother all the time (she's an Educational/Developmental Psychologist), who has noted patterns of madness in a lot of people I go to school with.It also reminds me of this recent Frontal Cortex piece about marijuana and creativity:http://scienceblogs.com/cortex/2010/03/marijuana_and_divergent_thinki.php
Like many people who've created in a state of altered consciousness (not necessarily with weed), I have to say, "Well, DUH!!!"And, of course, I have my own take on the whole madness = genius cliche
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