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Hypergraphia is a neurological condition that overwhelms people with the desire to write constantly. Hypergraphia originates in the temporal lobe of the brain, which, if damaged or otherwise overactive, can also cause other disorders. Epilepsy is associated closely with hypergraphia, along with bipolar disorder, depression and even schizophrenia and Asperger's syndrome. The link between these disorders in the temporal lobe may help explain why so many great writers and artists have seemed to have epilepsy and depression.
Epileptic seizures often are accompanied by a flooding of memories or hallucinations. These have been cited as an extensive source of artistic inspiration for writers such as Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and Fyodor Dostoevsky. People with depression and bipolar disorder also have been known to draw from their conditions in their writing.
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