hypergraphia


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hypergraphia

(hī″pĕr-grăf′ē-ă)
A compulsion to write. It is found in persons with temporal lobe epilepsy and right hemispheric strokes and tumors, among other brain disorders.
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10) Sperber cites Thoreau's journal passage as evidence of hypergraphia ("over-writing"), a behavior associated with the manicdepressive disorder now known as bipolar depression.
As evidence, he cited the lack of emotion Breivik showed when discussing those he killed, his impressive memory for details, his obsession with numbers, his hypergraphia (obsessive writing), and his monotonous tone of voice.
Described in the 1970s by Norman Geschwind, the syndrome was initially identified as a circumscribed set of personality changes, including hyper-religiosity, hypergraphia, and emotional instability, that Geschwind observed in many of his temporal lobe epilepsy patients.
Hypergraphia is an essential symptom of Geschwind Syndrome.
Anyway, that's enough hypergraphia from this correspondent, and let's get back to the details of a highly competitive game.
People with Geschwind-Gastaut syndrome can have hyperreligiosity, increased philosophical interest, hypergraphia, and changes in sexual desire.
For an engaging discussion of hypergraphia by a medical professional, with literary examples, see Alice W.
She writes from the perspective of both scientist and writer who has experienced both hypergraphia and its opposite, writer's block.
Sister John also learned that hypergraphia, excessive writing, was a common symptom and that major artists functioned with the same form of epilepsy -- Dostoyevsky was one, Vincent van Gogh may have been another, Proust and even Teresa of Avila, founder of the order.