Continual complaint for names, dates, and places.
Patient has blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children.
Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through
records at libraries and courthouses.
Has strong compulsions to write letters.
Swears at mailman when he leaves no mail.
Has compulsions to frequently visit strange places, such as
cemeteries, ruins, and remote, desolate country areas.
Makes secret night calls.
Hides phone bills from spouse.
Mumbles to self.
Has strange far-away look in eyes.
Medication is useless.
Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse.
Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical
magazines, and be given a quiet corner in the house where he
or she can be left alone.
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