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Michelangelo's “Life Control Issues” Attributed to Autism

Two medical experts claim Michelangelo could have suffered from a form of autism, James Burleigh reports in The Independent. Outlining their evidence in the Journal of Medical Biography, Dr. Muhammad Arshad, a psychiatrist affiliated with England's Whiston Hospital, and Professor Michael Fitzgerald of Trinity College Dublin, note that “Michelangelo's single-minded work routine, unusual lifestyle, limited interests, poor social and communication skills, and various issues of life control appear to be features of high-functioning autism or Asperger's syndrome.”

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