Did all those famous people really have epilepsy?

@article{Hughes2005DidAT,
  title={Did all those famous people really have epilepsy?},
  author={J. R. Hughes},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={115-139}
}
  • J. R. Hughes
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
Many famous individuals are said to have had epilepsy, and these names often find their way into books and lectures on epilepsy. The goal of this study was to investigate in detail the histories of 43 of those people who had various kinds of attacks, but not epilepsy. They range chronologically from Pythagorus, born in 582 bc, to the actor Richard Burton, born in 1925 AD. Epilepsy was misdiagnosed in 26% who had psychogenic attacks, in 21% with attacks of anguish, nervousness, fear, agitation… Expand
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