Poe's epilepsy

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I think that no one really knows the mental illness Poe suffered from. Someone thinks that Poe was an epileptic. Is there any psychologist or psychiatrist supporting this hypothesis? Where can I find reference studies, books, articles, etc. about epileptic Poe?

-- Anonymous, June 15, 2000


Im very sorry but ive heard nothing of him bieng an epileptic and ive been studying his life for about 2 months now. thnx for your time.

-- Anonymous, April 27, 2003

I had heard that Poe was epileptic as well. In reading current material on the internet I find nothing to support this. What did you find out? I know I had an old volume of his work from the early 20th century, and I believe it may have been included in the biographical portion. I had the book with me for a number of years, but haven't got it with me now. I see your posting is dated. Please let me know. Thank you!

-- Anonymous, October 22, 2003

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