'The Midnight Disease': Compulsive Writing

Many authors fear writer's block. But its opposite — hypergraphia, the driving compulsion to write — can be equally debilitating. A new book called The Midnight Disease considers the relationship between the wiring of the brain, writing and creativity. NPR's Renee Montagne talks with author and neurologist Alice Flaherty.

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