A Disease of Dignity

James K.A. Stevens

Abstract


This is a non-fiction narrative of dealing with a rare neurological disesse called idiopathic hypersomnia, in addition to depression and generalized anxiety disorder. I recount from when I first began noticing symptoms of these disorders, through diagnosis and treatment, to the present. I emphasize the damage of these diseases to my personal and academic life, relationships, and self esteem.

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We wish to acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Munk School of Global Affairs, and Mount Sinai Hospital.

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