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Van Gogh prove extremely creativity is probably connected with Bipolar disorder.

Was Vincent Van Gogh a 'mad genius' as a powerful myth has been insisted for centuries? 
A false idea'mad genius' that many people believe is tru started to fail through the advance of modern science.
The medical and art-historical Symposium(14-15 Sept 2016)organised by the Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam to accompany its summer exhibition' On the Verge of Insanity:Van Gogh and his Illness' was explored the questions:
 ' From what illness was he suffering?'.
 'Contributes the scientific findings to explain the origins of Vincent's Van Gogh Art'? 
 'Strenghtened Van Gogh's potition in our knowledge of his art'? 
 'Exists a relationship between madness and creativity' or not?
(Text/photography(c)Tzina-Mersina Alimpoutaki-Joustra.Part one.
Part two. Art-historical session http://wwwmyblogtzina.blogspot.com
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Van Gogh's Museum Amsterdam Symposium -15th Sept. 2016- at The Stedelijk Museum                                                               Amsterdam.The Netherlands
         Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Kay Redfield Jamison.


                               Medical session at The Van Gogh's Symposium. 
        The Symposium was divided into two sessions, one medical and the other art-historical.

Summary of Van Gogh's case history: Mental colapse, cut off his left ear, is admitted to hospital.
Official diagnosis:acute mania with generalized delirium. Taken care of by Dr Felix Rey, who considers Van Gogh's nervousness, drinking and eating habits to be the cause of the illness. Rey suspects epilepsy,prescribes bromide and cinchona wine. Uses camphor in his pillows against insomnia. Released from hospital:7 January 1889, starts working again.
                                                 Before 23 December 1888.

                                                        Somatic deseases.


    Medical session.Kay Redfield Jamison,Ph.D.Professor of Psychiatry,Johns Hopkins School       of Medicine.
                                                
                               Creativity and Mental Disorder. Manic-Depressive Illness.

                                             British Journal of Psychiatry.2011.
 Patients with bipolar disorder were overrepresented in the creative professions.
(Not true for those with schizophrenia or unpolar depression). 
Van Gogh's extremely creativity until the last moments of his life who according to the scientists of the medical session was not suffering from schizophrenia was extremely active until the last moments of his life. 
 Van Gogh:Wheatfield with crows.
 Van Gogh:Wheatfield under thunderclouds.
Painted both in 1890 the year of his death. VGM/VvVGF
                                            Van Gogh.Pine trees at sunset.1889.

                                                            Bipolar disorder.
Manic(or hypomanic)episodes: 
Elevated, expansive or irritable mood.Inflated self-esteem, grandiosity, decreased need of sleep, more talkactive,flight of ideas,distractability, increased goal-directed activity, excessive pleasurable but painful activities,
Depressive episodes:
Depressed mood, diminished interest/pleasure, Significant change in weight and/or appetite, insomniaor hypersomnia,phychomotor retardation or agitation, fatigue and/or loss of energy, worthlessness of guilt, diminished thinking and/or concentration, recurrent thoughts of death/suicide(-attempt).
Vincent Van Gogh so had also probably recurrent thoughts of death/suicide(attempt) at his last year of his life 1890.
                     Professor dr.Louis Van Tilborg.Univercity of Amsterdam. 
                         Senior researcher Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.




                                                          Van Gogh 1889.
                                          Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam.The Netherlands.

                                                            Van Gogh.1889.



                                                            Van Gogh. 1889.
                                                           Van Gogh.1889.











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