Why Smarter People Are More Likely To Be Mentally Ill
2/25/2014 7:18:53 AM
A rising sense of dread heralds the new morning for the thinking man, who first considers the shotgun leaning by the door before turning to the coffeemaker — deciding that maybe tomorrow is the day. For the late American novelist David Foster Wallace, that doomsday came Sept. 12, 2008. After suffering for years from major depression, one of the greatest and most influential writers of his generation succumbed to illness with a hangman’s rope in the garage after his wife had left for the day. In taking his life, Wallace joined a pantheon of notable artists and thinkers plagued by mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar polar disorder, and schizophrenia, among other ailments.
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