Mentally Ill Persons
Aug 20, 2011 — Citing cases from Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. to Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi argues in a new book that the struggles that accompany some mental illness — particularly mania and depression — make for better leaders in times of crisis.
Aug 16, 2011 — Psychiatrist Nassir Ghaemi argues that the best leaders — including Abraham Lincoln, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. — might just be the ones with the weakest grip on sanity.
Aug 11, 2011 — NPR coverage of A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness by Nassir Ghaemi. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.
Apr 17, 2006 — When journalist Pete Earley's son was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, it sent him on an effort not only to get his son properly diagnosed and treated, but to understand the nation's mental health system. Earley's book about the experience is Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness.