You don’t have to be bipolar to be a genius – but it helps

by Ezra Buckley on September 23, 2017

Study reveals that high-achievers are far more likely to be manic depressives

Scientists have for the first time found powerful evidence that genius may be linked with madness.

Speculation that the two may be related dates back millennia, and can be found in the writings of Aristotle, Plato and Socrates. Aristotle once claimed that “there is no great genius without a mixture of madness”, but the scientific evidence for an association has been weak – until now.

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