In context of Robin Williams sad death.
Nancy Andreasen, a leading neuroscientist and psychologist, co-wrote the first empirical study that proved the increased likelihood of mood disorder in creative people.
What absolute and utter superficial TWADDLE.
Unfortunately, as proven by global statistics, ALCOHOLISM and DRUG ADDICTION are equal opportunity diseases, with equally opportunity outcomes, whether the sufferer is a movie star, mathematician or manual laborer.
Genius is usually outgoing – in between projects, inventions, creations, etc. – but being visionaries and so far ahead of his her time, are often neither appreciated nor understood till later in life.
Or, particularly with truly brilliant women, subjected to horrendous jealousy, or attempted repression and deprivation of basic necessities and means to create.
However, similarly with men: Mozart had 700 ‘rejection slips.’ Only heard 300 of his works performed, lived from paycheck to paycheck. Van Gogh’s covetous brother stored his work, telling him no one wanted them. He kept his genius brother on a stipend – enough for wine and coffee and a few rolls; such a deficient diet would cause neurological anomalies and the appearance of mental illness, not to mention depression, said depression being from exterior factors, NOT intrinsic to genius.
By appearances, Williams probably did not have Parkinsons, but tardive dyskinesia or other well established side effects of his long term use of legal and illegal substances.
So get off your mediocre high horse, Andreasen; enough with indulged, leftwing mediocrities justifying their existence by condemning greater minds and imaginations who bring joy to a world that barely understands them.
So Rest in Peace, Robin Williams. May all your tears be wiped away, and may you find true Joy and Rest in the arms of our loving Creator.
[“SOS- For Survivors of Suicides” by Deirdre McNamara has been reissued on Amazon.com. It is a self-help response to a reader in trouble, not an academic tests. ]