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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The patient's symptom cluster of hypergraphia, exaggerated religious fixation, viscous thought process, paranoia, memory deficits, and irritability is reminiscent of GG syndrome, a somewhat controversial disorder described in the mid-late 20th century as a behavioral manifestation of temporolimbic dysfunction [14].
There is a condition called hypergraphia which is the official diagnosis of the compulsion to write.
He reports racing thoughts, euphoric mood, increased speech, hypergraphia, elevated self-esteem, decreased need for sleep, distractibility, and increased goal-directed activity.
Ells writes: "His detachment permits him to hear his thoughts, even when they spin." (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.
HYPERGRAPHIA. Both the Autobiographical Schema, with its meticulous tracking of 40 years' worth of information in neatly divided cells, and the Zodiac Chart, with its twenty inter-related sets of information, demonstrate what Michael Camille has described as the "fantastically obsessive" nature of Opicinus's productions.
Anyway, that's enough hypergraphia from this correspondent, and let's get back to the details of a highly competitive game.
Well before the modern era of psychotherapy and anti-depressants, some women writers established "personhood" in spates of manic writing (hypergraphia).
People with Geschwind-Gastaut syndrome can have hyperreligiosity, increased philosophical interest, hypergraphia, and changes in sexual desire.
He described himself as having "an acute case of hypergraphia that has produced 25 books, more or less, since 1937, the first drafts in all cases typed with two index fingers, one on each hand." [Life, p.
Flaherty's interest in the connections between writing and brain function began when she experienced periods of hypergraphia, or a compulsion to write, during two periods of post-partum depression.
The compulsive drive to write is called hypergraphia. Neuroscientists such as Flaherty are interested in how creative desire ebbs and flows and the connections between mood disorders and creativity.