Lady Manson (ladymanson) wrote,
Lady Manson

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Need some writing research help...

Research, research...

I need some help. I am doing research for some fiction I am writing. What I am looking for are notable mental breakdowns or 'episodes' throughout history.

I'm talking about serious things, such as Howard Hughes in 1947. Unfortunately, when trying to Google infamous breakdowns, I cannot come up with anything tangible because the word 'breakdown' can apply to something as simple as Britney Spears shaving her head. Maybe I'm using the wrong terminology, but I'm looking for some actual cases of serious breakdowns caused by mental illness or phobias such as claustrophobia or anagoraphobia, just to name a couple.

The novel I am writing involves a character that breaks down mentally due to a severe case of very severe cabin fever. It is inspired by Pink Floyd's The Wall and Stephen King's The Shining, as well as many other works, so if that gives anyone an idea of the type of thing I am looking for...

Thank you in advance for any help you can give.

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