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autopathography

Syllabification: au·to·pa·thog·ra·phy
Pronunciation: /ˌôdōpəˈTHäɡrəfē
 
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Definition of autopathography in English:

noun (plural autopathographies)

An autobiography dealing primarily with the influence of a disease, disability, or psychological disorder on the author’s life.
Example sentences
  • Gay and straight, conventional and decadent, scientist and journalist, celebrity and commoner - the past decade has seen a flood of autopathography.
  • Her most recent publication was an autopathography appearing in the August 2004 edition of Redbook magazine.
  • The autopathography of Paul Schreber who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia was published in 1903.

Origin

blend of autobiography and pathography.

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