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

 

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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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