Graphomania - This is a term in psychiatry, which implies a pathological aspiration, a painful inclination or a passion for fruitless writing, for writing texts that do not constitute cultural value, useless writing.

Graphomania in psychology is an uncontrollable urge to write, which usually results in complete nonsense. Therefore, the works of graphomania often do not represent any interest for critics and readers. Graphomania, like any similar disease, may have more severe manifestations and forms. Like other diagnoses in this area, the craze for useless and unnecessary writing to anyone does not appear in a vacuum.

Graphomania in psychology is a pathological aspiration, an irresistible personality's passion for writing with no corresponding abilities.

Graphomania causes

The reasons for graphomania may be uncertainty, striving for wisdom, alienation, isolation, detachment, etc. For example, a lonely asocial individual with low self-esteem cannot find a common language with anyone and pours his feelings and thoughts onto a piece of paper.

Graphomania is a kind of attempt to pour out the soul on paper. The grafoman’s creations are part of his lonely and painful world. Psychologists have revealed the following pattern: the more a person suffering from graphomania, composes, the less he ceases to need real, live communication. He simply ceases to strive for it.

Grafoman using text writing compensates for his need for communication. However, the work of an individual prone to graphomania, often cause confusion, and the individual himself - a feeling of pity. Only for the grafoman himself his creations are brilliant. He truly believes in his genius. Due to a mental disorder, a person cannot adequately assess his condition and, therefore, rather painfully reacts to critical remarks in his address.

Most talented writers take into account the views of readers, and this is for them a kind of positive incentive for further professional growth. And grafomany are deprived of this, therefore, they can not be professionally improved and developed. That is why their writing has no literary and spiritual value. Their writings are monotonous and unoriginal. After some time, all real communication is reduced only to the demonstration of their works.

The external world, due to the imposition of his creations, begins to shun and avoid the graphomaniac, however, it is in more severe manifestations. In a lighter manifestation, the appearance of graphomania may be due to the onset of some temporary circumstances, for example, a loved one has left for a while, and writing is the best way to distract from the experiences associated with such circumstances. When a loved one returns, the writing stops and the “graphomaniac" becomes the same.

Also, the reasons for graphomania include: excessively lively temperament, pathological increase in sexual instincts, heredity, lack of morality, idleness and laziness.

Graphomania signs

The main features of graphomania include obedience, the inability to work on oneself, the inability to go progressively. Also, signs of graphomania are considered obtrusive repetition of images, violation of syntax, style, vocabulary, text relatedness, enthusiasm for ordinary images, intolerance of criticism of their writings, hostility to printed authors. All the writings of the graphomaniac are pretty template and boring.

Graphomaniac usually likes absolutely everything he writes. They are just in awe of their works. They also enjoy the pleasure and satisfaction of the writing process. Real writers may behave this way, but they have such a state of rarity, while graphomania has a normal state.

People suffering from this mania, they write a lot. They are constantly in the process of writing. Grafomany very intrusive offer others to evaluate their work. They can send their opuses to both familiar people and strangers.

Graphomania characterized by a constant desire to be published. Most often, people suffering graphomania, write about themselves. As in order to write about something else, they simply lack either experience or knowledge. At the same time, in depicting themselves, they subconsciously describe themselves as they think they should be perceived by others.

All grafomany are serious about all their activities. They completely lack a sense of humor. And comic remarks in the direction of their creativity are simply unacceptable. They have no self-irony. Also, people who suffer from painful writing often take a loud and loud pseudonym for themselves.

It is not necessary that all the listed signs should be present in the complex. However, there is one classic sign of graphomania - a very serious attitude to his writing.

Graphomania treatment

Treatment of mania depends on the severity of the disease. So, a novice hobby can be helped by some new hobby, the emergence of new interests. Those. if the graphomania of an individual is expressed in a weak form, then he should simply be distracted from useless paperwork and interested in something else. But a person with a severe form of the disease requires specialized psychotherapeutic and drug treatment. Drug therapy consists of taking psychotropic drugs or antipsychotic drugs.

Among therapeutic methods, family psychotherapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven themselves quite well.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is aimed at getting rid of timidity, uncertainty, estrangement, increasing self-esteem, developing courage in a patient. Especially important in the treatment of graphomania is to support loved ones and communicate with them. Close people should surround the graphomaniac with care and warmth. They can help tactful, unobtrusive communication with the graphomaniac. A person prone to graphomania, must understand that there are people to whom he is genuinely interested in what he is, that he is a significant person for them. Only jointly aimed at healing the efforts of the doctor and relatives of people will help the graphoman to move away from meaningless writing.

Some sources mention lobotomy as a successful cure for graphomania, i.e. excision of the frontal lobes of the brain. However, not all grafomany agree on this operation.