Dandy Walker variant and bipolar I disorder with graphomania
. Psychiatry Investig 2014; 11:336-339.
The painter Stanley Spencer suffered from a benign kind of graphomania
: he wrote, and wrote, and wrote.
This comparison, however well-intentioned, echoes the tired defamations of women's writing as unrestrained scribbling or emotion-fueled graphomania
, defamations used to demote Russian women's prose only a few decades ago.
There will also be a 'have a go at Graphomania
' art making session with Denbighshire County Council Arts Service and artist Lisa Carter, who have led art classes for people living with dementia and been an arts partner on a large Dementia and Imagination study.
If the "morbid" graphomania
of Symonds and Swinburne was bad enough as a critical model, even more damaging was the dilettantism of Edmund Gosse, Collins' former friend now despised as a literary socialite.
The trauma has triggered in Callie an obsessive compulsion to write known as graphomania
. Her mother stabbed her father before he went missing and she is currently in a mental hospital where he had her placed.
He shared Telemann's gift for readable didactic prose (his 1828 guide, Comprehensive Theoretical and Practical Instruction in Piano Playing, reached bestseller status) and something of Telemann's sheer musical graphomania
. Although he lived only two years longer than Beethoven, he composed twice as much as Beethoven did, his opus-numbered pieces forming only about half of his output.
What they instead bring to life is a doodly graphomania
familiar to anyone who has drawn these same eyes while talking on the phone or daydreaming in class.
His characters sometimes traveled to Mexico and Europe, to upstate New York and the western desert, but Chicago and New York were his Paris and his London, his cities where life emerged from the ruins of life, where failed schemers weep at the funerals of strangers and angry men beat with baseball bats on the bodies of beautiful cars, and extraordinary women wear boots made for walking and men afflicted--or gifted--with graphomania
write letter after letter in their minds to the people they think can set things right when only they can take charge of their own lives.