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Author Post, Jerrold M.

Title When illness strikes the leader : the dilemma of the captive king / Jerrold M. Post, Robert S. Robins
Published New Haven : Yale University Press, ©1993
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 243 pages)
Contents Ch. 1. When the Throne Room Becomes the Sick Room -- Ch. 2. The Mad King: Mental Illness Among the Mighty -- Ch. 3. The Royal Treatment: Effects of Prescribed Medications and Substance Abuse on Leadership -- Ch. 4. The Royal Physician: The Medical Environment of the Ailing Leader -- Ch. 5. Sitting Crowned Upon the Grave: Effects of Terminal Leadership on Political Behavior -- Ch. 6. The Rules of the Kingdom -- Ch. 7. Final Diagnosis and Prescription -- Appendix A: "Holy Madness" Legitimated -- Appendix B: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution -- Appendix C: The Tarasoff Principle
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-235) and index
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Subject Diseases and history.
Heads of state -- Drug use.
Heads of state -- Mental health.
Political leadership -- Psychological aspects.
Public administration -- Decision making -- Psychological aspects.
Decision Making.
Mental Disorders -- psychology.
Sick Role.
Substance-Related Disorders -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
Author Robins, Robert S.
ISBN 0300160704 (electronic bk.)
9780300160703 (electronic bk.)