Seized: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy As a Medical, Historical, and Artistic Phenomenon

Seized: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy As a Medical, Historical, and Artistic Phenomenon

by Eve LaPlante
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Seized: Temporal Lobe Epilepsy As a Medical, Historical, and Artistic Phenomenon 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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At last, someone has brightly highlighted TLE's effects on behavior and personality. Eve LaPlante has elucidated in clear and sympathetic language the Geschwind constellation of personality traits often found in patients afflicted with TLE. LaPlante's SEIZED is a welcome guidepost for those like me who navigate daily life burdened with a fixation on the question of God, a relentless impulse to write, and the other often embarrassing TLE personality 'quirks.' This well-researched and infinitely readable book also offers an interesting examination of several literary and artistic men of genius who very likely had TLE--Vincent van Gogh, Gustave Flaubert, Lewis Carroll, Marcel Proust, Tennyson and Dostoevsky. LaPlante's medical detective work invites the TLE afflicted into a comradery with these artistic luminaries. This is no small consolation for us--we who constantly struggle with auras and feelings of isolation and odd symptoms that resemble psychiatric disease. Blessings upon Eve, in gratitude.