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Hypergraphia And Epilepsy

I have always been a writer since I can remember. It’s possible I was born with a pencil in my hand. I was also born with a brain injury that very possibly caused my epilepsy. My epilepsy could very possibly be the reason I was born with a pencil in my hand.

Epileptics who present with hypergraphia are considered to have “Geschwind syndrome”. Geschwind was a doctor who, in conjuction with another doctor by the name of Waxman, were made famous by an article they wrote describing how people with temporal lobe epilepsy sometimes have a compulsion to write excessively.  Writing styles are as varied as the patients. Some may be very creative and coherent while others can deliver what is a rambling, illogical mess.

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