Pathobiography and Torquato Tassos Case

Pier Luigi Cabras, Donatella Lippi


The Authors report the hypotheses about Torquato Tasso psychiatric illness, formulated along two centuries. Correspondence, more tran his poetic works, and his good interpersonal relations also with people who shut him in SantAnna, suggest the diagnosis of an Affective Disorder:Bipolar Disorder with mood incongruent delusions or Schizoaffective Disorder.


Key Words:Pathobiography - Torquato Tasso.

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