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Creativity and Mental Illness

The Mad Genius in Question

  • Simon Kyaga

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  5. Simon Kyaga
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 179-209

About this book


Is there really a thin line between madness and genius? This book provides a thorough review of the current state of knowledge on this age old idea, and presents new empirical research to put an end to this debate, but also to open up discussion about the implications of its findings.


Creativity Genius Innovation Madness Psychiatry Mental illness psychopathology melancholia age amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) development pathology research

Editors and affiliations

  • Simon Kyaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Karolinska InstitutetSweden

About the editors

Simon Kyaga is a Senior Consultant in Psychiatry and Researcher at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He was part of a research team that published the largest study on the connection between creativity and mental illness, and was formerly scientific secretary of the Swedish Society of Medicine.

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