Ian McEwan--novels about neurological and psychiatric patients

Eur Neurol. 2008;60(1):12-5. doi: 10.1159/000127973. Epub 2008 Apr 24.


Ian McEwan, a respected contemporary British writer, sometimes uses neurological and psychiatric patients as main characters of his stories. In his recent novels one can find beautiful descriptions of patients with Huntington's disease, variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, de Clerambault syndrome and also details about some neurosurgical procedures.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Authorship
  • England
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 21st Century
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders*
  • Nervous System Diseases*

Personal name as subject

  • Ian McEwan