Robert E. Howard | health

Health

Robert E. Howard's health, especially his mental health, has been the focus of the biographical and critical analysis of his life. In terms of physical health, Howard had a weak heart which he treated by taking digitalis.[47][118] The precise nature of Howard's mental health has been much debated, both during his life and following his suicide.[150] Three main points of view exist: some have declared that Howard suffered from an Oedipal complex or similar;[151] another viewpoint is that Howard suffered from major depressive disorder;[152] the third view is that Howard had no disorders and his suicide was a common reaction to stress.[153]

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