Writers and their Illnesses: Dostoevsky

Living with a chronic condition can be very isolating; similarly, receiving a new diagnosis of a serious illness can be frightening and confusing, particularly if you don’t know anyone else who has the same condition as you. There is a wealth of factual information available, but fictional accounts of chronic conditions can also be useful sources of information, because they often deal with the social and emotional impact of living with a condition. This is particularly true for conditions like epilepsy – this week’s subject – which are associated with numerous myths and misconceptions.

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