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The interviews took place over a 15-year period, from the mid-1970s to 1980s. , manic-depression); 80 percent vs. 30 percent, respectively. Andreasen suggests that the difference between the two groups may be even greater than indicated, since the illness rate among the control sample was "somewhat higher than [the population norm]" (1289). Although Andreasen did not do so, the point could also be made that the controls were not representative of the general population. Andreasen did not find, contrary to expectations based on the psychiatric literature, an unusual number of self-disclosed cases of schizophrenia among the writers.
This idealized picture of cross-disciplinary cooperation, unfortunately, is rare. There are large and complex reasons for the almost insurmountable barriers between science and the humanities, but these cannot concern us here. What assistance does a scientific approach to the madnessgenius issue provide? There are several suggestions. 1) Collect and study many rather than one or a few examples of authors, their work and their lives. 2) Emphasize observable kinds of information, such as interviews, and questionnaires, as well as tests, ratings, frequency counts and content analysis.
Introversion or extroversion, as well as insuring their comparability on other dimensions, including such remote but still relevant possibilities as their familiarity with or acceptance of the "Freudian literature" on madness and creativity. 3) The measure used. The psychiatric interview is just one of several ways of determining pathology, among several that might have been chosen (for example, the MMPI, the Rorschach and Cattell's "16 PF"). An interview may not be either a sufficient or even the best measure.