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Book: Best Leaders Are Mad

Mania, depression may help leaders through crises

(Newser) - People often complain about the madness of America's leaders in Washington—but what if that madness is actually a good thing? After looking at famous leaders from Abraham Lincoln to Martin Luther King, Dr. Nassir Ghaemi has concluded that being manic or depressed often makes for better leaders, reports... More »

Blood Test Aims to ID Bipolar Moods

Could be used to diagnose disorder, though ethical issues abound

(Newser) - Researchers at Indiana University have developed a blood test that uses genetic markers to identify a patient's mood state, a discovery that could herald a breakthrough in the diagnosis of bipolar disorder. Widespread tests are still at least 5 years away, but already many are concerned that results would be... More »

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