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He's Sick About Giving

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A recent medical journal reported that a 49-year-old man in Brazil said he'd recovered from a stroke except that the damage to his brain (in a "subcortical region" associated with higher-level thinking) has caused him to develop "pathological generosity" toward others. A Duke University neurologist told London's Daily Mail that stroke-induced personality changes (such as hoarding) are common, but that this particular change appears unique. Doctors reported in the journal Neurocase that even with medication, this patient's beneficence was unabated after two years.

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