TREATMENT: Medication is useless. This 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 alone.
- Continual complaint as to need for names, dates and places.
- Patient has a 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 a compulsion to write letters.
- Swears at mailman when he doesn't leave mail.
- Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote desolate
- Makes secret night calls and hides phone bills from spouse.
- Mumbles to self. Has strange, faraway look in eyes.
REMARKS: The unusual nature of this disease is
that the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it.