Psychological Mood Disorders and Greatness...Depression and Mood Swings Part of the Tools That Enabled Churchill and Lincoln to Overcome Adversity
Mood disorders actually helped the greatest world leaders in their greatness, providing some of the tools they needed to withstand and conquer the awesome challenges they faced.
Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, professor of psychiatry and director of the Mood Disorders program at Tufts University Medical Center contends that without the cyclical troubles of mood disorders, one may not be equipped to endure dire straits .Dr. Ghaemi suggests that successful leaders like Civil War General Sherman, Lincoln, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. all had mood disorders which enhanced their ability to lead.
Men Who Were Good in A Crisis Because of Mental Illness
Link to Radio Broadcast Linking Mental Illness and Leadership