#069 - A First-Rate Madness (Dr. Nassir Ghaemi)

11.19.2018 - By Renegade Ape - Psychology, Philosophy, and the Overton Wasteland

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Psychiatrist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Nassir Ghaemi joins us to explore the link between leadership and mental illness.

We discuss the subject of Psychobiography and the methods involved in learning to understand the psychology of historical figures, we explore the link between manic depressive illness and leadership through examples such as Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill, why mentally normal politicians make for good peacetime leaders but poor crisis leaders, and how people with mental illness can learn to channel their illness into something positive.

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