illustration of a creative brain being tortured by being wrapped in barbed wire and bleeding into an ink container

The Association Between Major Mental Disorders and Geniuses

The notion of the tortured genius implies that every person who excels in their field is tormented by inner demons, or some form of a mental disorder. Essentially this idea places mental disorders as a prerequisite for the ability to excel in one’s field. This raises the question of whether there is a clear link […]

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