The patient №6
Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), French writer and philosopher
Symptoms: Persecution maniaDisease history. The conflict of the writer with the church and the government (the beginning of 1760, after the release of the book "Emile") originally inherent Rousseau's suspicion acquired an extremely painful form. He always imagined conspiracies, he led the life of a wanderer and never delayed for a long time, considering that all his friends and acquaintances in wait against him or something suspect him. So, once Rousseau decided that the inhabitants of the castle, in which he was staying, considered him poisoner of deceased servant, and demanded the opening of the deceased.
The patient №7
Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852), Russian writer
Diagnosis: Schizophrenia, a periodic psychosis
Symptoms: Visual and auditory hallucinations; periods of apathy and lethargy (up to complete immobility and inability to respond to external stimuli), alternating with bouts of excitement; depression; hypochondriasis in an acute form (the great writer was convinced that all the organs in his body slightly shifted and the stomach is "upside down"); claustrophobia.
The patient №8
Guy de Maupassant (1850-1893), French writer
Diagnosis: Progressive cerebral palsy
Symptoms: Hypochondria, suicidal tendencies, seizures rampage, delusions, hallucinations
Disease history. All his life Guy de Maupassant suffered hypochondriac: he was extremely afraid to go crazy. Since 1884 Maupassant had the nervous seizures and hallucinations. In a state of extreme nervous excitement, he twice tried to commit suicide (once with the help of a revolver, and the second - with the help of a knife for papers, both times unsuccessfully). In 1891 the writer was admitted to the clinic of Dr. Blanche in Passy - where he lived in a semi-conscious state until death.The ideas presented to the world. Psychologism and naturalism (including erotic) in the literature.
The patient №9
Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), British novelist
Diagnosis: Depression, hallucinations, nightmares
Symptoms: Being in a deep depression, Virginia complained that all the time she "hears voices of birds singing in the Olivier ancient Greece." Often long she could not work because of insomnia and nightmares. Since childhood, she suffered suicidal tendencies.
The ideas presented to the world. Innovations in the methods of presentation of transient worldly vanity, displaying the internal world of the heroes, the description of the set of refractive ways of consciousness - the works of Virginia Woolf entered the golden fund of literary modernism and were accepted with enthusiasm.