Dr. Nassir Ghaemi is a professor of psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine and the director of the Mood Disorders Programme at Tufts Medical Center in Boston. He trained in psychiatry at, and also serves on the faculty of, Harvard University's Medical School, and has degrees in history, philosophy and public health. Visit nassirghaemi.com.
Ghaemi isn't the first to claim that madness is a close relative of
genius, or even the first to extend the 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 *
A First-Rate Madness is a sophisticated work of psychology, but it is also a gossipy work of celebrity history, a who's who of the eminently unhinged. * The New York Observer *