10 schizophrenics who had a huge impact on science and culture
Are these people special or sick? Interpretations of the diagnosis of "schizophrenia" are very different from the original, they are replete with a wide grid of varieties and degrees. And medicine, powerless to do anything to help schizophrenics terminally ill with this congenital disease, does not know its causes, genetic failures or unique combinations of father and mother cells, which gave life to a person who in the format of our society can hardly be called average.
A side effect, so to speak, in patients suffering from schizophrenia, in addition to the usual set of mania, fears, depressions and obsessive ideas - neither more nor less - genius. Conversely, often recognized geniuses in fact turn out to be patients with a mild form of schizophrenia or its derivative. Several prominent personalities who have left their mark in history and society: let's remember them.
1. Phillip K. Dick
The easy form of schizophrenia was with the writer Phillip K. Dick, who worked in the genre of science fiction and cyberpunk. According to one of his novels, "Do Androids dream of electricians," the film "Running on the Razor's Edge" was shot, and "Memories in the Whole and Retail" was the basis of "Remember All". Some believe that it was the disease that helped the author to create his plots, to a large extent, paranoid.
2. Vincent van Gogh
It is believed that most of the paintings the Dutch post-Impressionist artist created at a time when his schizophrenic seizures became more frequent. The madman created several paintings a day and could not sleep for days.
3. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
Researchers agree that the famous philosopher without citizenship was the owner of a frightening diagnosis - "nuclear mosaic schizophrenia." The brightest symptom of it is megalomania. It is likely that it was schizophrenia that served as the impetus for the idea of a superman.
4. Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol
Researchers of Gogol's life and creativity believe that he suffered from schizophrenia, supplemented by bouts of psychosis and claustrophobia. Nikolai Vasilyevich often visited audible and visual hallucinations. It is on their basis that the writer created some characters of his works.
Apathy and depression abruptly alternated with periods of excessive activity and inspiration. About himself, the writer declared that the organs in his body are displaced or are at all arranged "upside down."
5. Isaac Newton
Some researchers believe that Isaac Newton suffered not only from schizophrenia, but also from bipolar disorder. Newton was a brilliant mathematician and physicist, but a man extremely unsociable, with whom it was difficult to find a common language. It was said that his mood changes hourly.
6. Alexander Nikolaevich Scriabin
Scriabin, the famous Russian composer and pianist, was a man of hypocrisy and extremely religious. Frightened family and friends with sharp changes in mood, as well as their views on what is happening. In addition to the unique music, the first use in history and the further popularization of color music belong to his merits. According to doctors, Alexander Nikolaevich suffered from schizophrenia.
7. John Nash
John Forbes Nash Jr. is a famous American mathematician who worked in the field of game theory, as well as differential geometry. He is the winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics in 1994.
Nash is known to the public thanks to a film based on his biography, Mind Games. It is noteworthy that John Nash was able to come to terms with his illness and learned not to pay attention to its manifestations, which the doctors initially thought was an improvement. He died in a car accident about 3.5 months ago.
8. Salvador Dali
Having created a huge number of extraordinary works of art under the influence of his own inner world and the oddities that were caused by the severe form of schizophrenia, Salvador Dali became famous for centuries.
9. Lewis Carroll
The psychological portrait of this strange writer is often inclined to voice, not only from sluggish schizophrenia, but also pedophilia. He never connected life with any woman, generally avoided them as a fire, and had a weakness for the children, however, before he sat the girl on her knees or kissed her, he asked permission from her parents. Nevertheless, he was excommunicated from some of the houses, and the mother of the world-famous Alice, the prototype of his stories, burned his letters and ceased any contacts with him.
10. Miguel Cervantes
We are from the school bench, he is known as the author of the most incomprehensible work in the program "The Cunning Hidalgo Don Quixote of Manmanch."The novel was written in order to discredit chivalry, but the immortality of the novel acquired a classical meaning. And the reason for this is not only in surrealism, not peculiar to that time, but also an attempt to justify the poor madman with the qualities of morality and morality that clearly go beyond.