“Western cultural notions of ‘mad geniuses’ and ‘artistic temperaments’ date back to Aristotle’s observation that ‘no great genius has ever existed without a strain of madness’”
Dr. Tiffany Greenwood at UCSD has put together one of my favorite academic articles about bipolar disorder. Thoughtful, balanced, and highly referenced. Beautiful. I can’t say I hold it to be 100% accurate; nothing is ever that simple.
Positive Traits in the Bipolar Spectrum: The Space between Madness and Genius
Mol Neuropsychiatry 2016;2:198-212