Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Chopin was plagued by epilepsy, researchers claim - Telegraph

Hints of the bicameral mind:
Frederic Chopin regularly suffered through hallucinations, and his frailty and bouts of melancholy had been put down to bipolar disorder or clinical depression.

Chopin may have suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy
He often appeared wild eyed or with his hair on end, spoke of a "cohort of phantoms" tormenting him and once described a monastery where he had stayed as 'full of terrors and ghosts'.