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Table of Contents

1. A Touch of Madness?
2. Determining Greatness
3. The Early Years
4. The Adult Years
5. Impediments to Eminence
6. The Measurement of Achievement
7. Mental Illness within the Professions
8. Mental Symptoms and Creative Activity
9. Predicting "True" Greatness

About the Author

Arnold M. Ludwig is the E.A. Edwards Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. He is the former winner of the prestigious Hofheimer Prize Award given by the American Psychiatric Association for his research on alcoholism and LSD. He is the author of seven books and over 100 articles or book chapters, covering such topics as altered states of consciousness, schizophrenia, hysteria, cravings, disability, sensory overload, and the nature of the self. His investigations over the past ten years have focused on the relationship of mental illness to creative achievement, as well as the nature of greatness.

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