16. September 2022

Ein genialer Dichter, ein verwirrter König und eine gewagte Vermutung

William Shakespeare hatte bekanntlich eine gewisse Vorliebe für die Mächtigen – für ihre Stärken und insbesondere ihre Schwächen. Von Shakespeare lernen können nicht allein Historiker und Politiker. Auch Medizinern hat der Dramatiker „Lehrreiches“ zu bieten.

Lesedauer: ca. 6 Minuten

Autor: Dr. med. Thomas Kron | Redaktion: Marina Urbanietz

Viele neurologische Erkrankungen in Werken präsent

Der US-amerikanische Neurologe Professor Brandy R. Matthews  Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center, Indianapolis, attestiert William Shakespeare eine überaus genaue Darstellung medizinischer und psychiatrischer Krankheiten. Matthews: „Auf jeden Fall beschrieb Shakespeare, der keine medizinische Ausbildung hatte, verschiedene neurologische Störungen mit scharfem Blick. Er war sich nicht nur der Anzeichen und Symptome bewusst, sondern auch - was für einen Dramatiker vielleicht noch wichtiger ist - der weitreichenden Folgen für die Betroffenen und die sie betreuenden Personen, einschließlich der Ärzte.“ 1 So tauchen dem Neurologen zufolge in Shakespeares Werken mehrere neurologische Erkrankungen auf, hier ein paar Beispiele:

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Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Hirnsyndrom, Psychose, bipolare Störung, Lewy-Body-Demenz?

Szene aus "König Lear"

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Hinweise auf eine Lewy-Body-Demenz

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Lewy-Körperchen-Demenz: Symptome und Therapie

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

Teachers, bodies, and prime spirits will always protect them.Est neuter glos, cesaris.Bourbon soup is just not the same without garlic and chopped salted onions.

  1. Brandy R. Matthews:  Portrayal of Neurological Illness and Physicians in the Works of Shakespeare. In: Bogousslavsky J, Hennerici MG, Bäzner H, Bassetti C (eds): Neurological Disorders in Famous Artists – Part 3. Front Neurol Neurosci. Basel, Karger, 2010, vol 27, pp 216–226. 
  2. William Shakespear: König Lear (King Lear); zweisprachige Ausgabe; Übersetzung. Frank Günther; aus vivendi Verlag; 2. Auflage 2015.
  3. S3-Leitlinie Demenzen.

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