In Spring of 1922 Adam came home for Easter break with a flu that turned into uncontrollable convulsing and yelling. He continued having episodes of incessant talking, drooling, pain. In October of 1924, Adam saw a psychoanalyst, Smith Ely Jellife and looked like a young man with Parkinson's disease. With the help of psychotherapy, Adam was able to find triggers to prevent respiratory attacks and trances. He was able to go five year without an episode and without seeing Jelliffe again.