The idiosyncratic aspects of the epilepsy of Fyodor Dostoevsky

  title={The idiosyncratic aspects of the epilepsy of Fyodor Dostoevsky},
  author={J. R. Hughes},
  journal={Epilepsy & Behavior},
  • J. R. Hughes
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Epilepsy & Behavior
  • The goal of this article is to review the idiosyncratic aspects of the epilepsy of Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the greatest writers of all time. The onset of his seizures is controversial, with some evidence pointing to his childhood and other reports that would place the onset in his teens or his twenties. His life in prison in Siberia and then in the Russian army is reviewed. His lifestyle included many factors that exacerbated his epilepsy, especially stress and sleep deprivation. His… CONTINUE READING
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