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Ask Marilyn: Is There a Fine Line Between Genius and Insanity?
Hong Nguyan of San Jose, California, writes:
Marilyn: Do you believe there is a fine line between genius and insanity? If so, can you explain why there is such a fine line?
I don't believe extreme intelligence is correlated with mental illness in any way. However, personality traits found in certain highly creative people (for example, artists) have been linked with neuroses and psychoses.