Five Psych-Humanities pieces for Mental Health Awareness week 2018: Van Gogh, Dickens (x3) and Jack London

Warning: believers in ‘Down with diagnosis!’ may feel that some of these are ‘disorder-mongering’

Vincent Van Gogh: did he have ADD / ADHD?

An unusual treatment for depression in Bleak House

How Dickens could have improved on the alcoholism and suicide plot in A Tale of Two Cities

Was Scrooge on the autistic spectrum?

The alcoholic Eng Lit professor, and Jack London the creative drinker



About Dr Neil MacFarlane MRCPsych

Independent Psychiatrist providing culturally informed mental health opinion, advice, and a few new facts. Based near London, UK. Main qualifications: BA MBBS MA MRCPsych.

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