Matéria interessante sobre a epilepsia de Dostoiévski que destaca alguns trechos da obra do escritor russo: Diagnosing Dostoyevsky’s epilepsy

An early attempt at diagnosing Dostoyevsky’s condition was made by Sigmund Freud, who trained as a neurologist, and described epilepsy as “an organic brain disease independent of the psychic constitution”. Freud believed that the condition was incompatible with great intellect, because it was “associated with deterioration and retrogression of the mental performance”; “What is generally believed to be epilepsy in men of genius,” Freud wrote, “are always straight cases of hysteria”.

Via Neurophilosophy

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