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Uploaded on Mar 8, 2011
Simon Kyaga describes how his first contact with one of the oldest myths of the Western society - the idea of a link between genius and madness - led him into his major field of research. By using the Swedish "goldmine" of epidemiological data, Kyaga is trying to determine if persons with a mental disorder more often have a creative occupation than people without a mental disorder.
Simon Kyaga is a medical doctor specialized in psychiatry and also a PhD student at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. Before he decided to become a medical doctor, Kyaga had very serious plans of becoming a Buddhist monk in Tibet.
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