Line breaks: fev|erist
Of a feverish affliction / prone to hysterical behavior / hot of mind
Compelled by situations resulting in a state of anxiety.
First published in the D.S.M. (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) May 18, 20—following the 168th annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association; the terms Feverist and Feverism became synonymous with the controversies of the late Dr. Maximillion J. Feverst and his initially anonymous submissions of research in the area of ‘Fever Compulsion’. Feverst had, amongst other declarations, pillared the gatekeepers of psychiatric definition with his novella entitled ‘The Medicalization of Human Distress’ (2002. Faber). His work in the area seemed to contradict much of his earlier contempt for the system he abhorred. Feverst claimed that Feverists were of subtle categorical distinction from the homo sapien, of slight difference in typical anatomy, particularly in areas of the skull – an indent in the Parietal and narrowness of the Mandible sections – as well as a typically enlarged heart, often contributing to Sudden Adult Death Syndrome. What has become interesting in the fragmental work left behind, is his reference to a compulsion for heightened emotional states and desires, a lust for anything they see as art, and a fundamental drive to disruption, anarchy fuelled by contempt for authority:
“one day they’ll loot the banks, the record stores and the bookshops”