PBS NewsHour

Connecting strength and vulnerability of the creative brain

Clip: 07/25/2014 | 8m 36s

Why have so many creative minds suffered from mental illness? Nancy Andreasen, Andrew H. Woods Chair of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa, has devoted decades of study to the physical differences in the brains of writers and other highly accomplished individuals. Produced in partnership with The Atlantic magazine, Judy Woodruff visits Andreasen to explore her work.

Aired: 07/25/14

Rating: NR

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