Friedrich Nietzsche's mental illness – general paralysis of the insane vs. frontotemporal dementia

@article{Orth2006FriedrichNM,
  title={Friedrich Nietzsche's mental illness – general paralysis of the insane vs. frontotemporal dementia},
  author={M. Orth and M. Trimble},
  journal={Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={2006},
  volume={114}
}
Objective:  For a long time it was thought that Nietzsche suffered from general paralysis of the insane (GPI). However, this diagnosis has been questioned recently, and alternative diagnoses have been proposed. 
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