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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2021 7:41 p.m. PST


"Some of America's greatest leaders in history have had mental health problems and it may have helped in times of crisis, psychiatrists and psychologists said.

Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy, along with Civil War generals Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr., all struggled with mental health issues, often depression, said Tufts University psychiatry professor Dr. Nassir Ghaemi, who has written about historical figures' psychological issues. He also points to British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and India's Mahatma Gandhi as major historical figures who thrived while having emotional issues.

"Some of those mental health problems can, in fact, make for greatness," said Katherine Nordal, a psychologist who heads the American Psychological Association's professional practice program. Other professionals agreed…"
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Personal logo Howler Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2021 5:59 p.m. PST

I should be a very great man 8>)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2021 8:20 p.m. PST



WaltOHara08 Mar 2021 6:19 a.m. PST

I've had the seeds of greatness in me all along..

CAPTAIN BEEFHEART08 Mar 2021 8:17 a.m. PST

The last nut job we had wasn't so hot. I suppose it depends on the specific type of problem.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2021 11:54 a.m. PST



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