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Was Vincent van Gogh a schizophrenic?

#1

Can you fill me in on this…I read his profile on Wikipedia but it mentions nothing of him having schizophrenia but other sites claim he has schizophrenia. I do know he cut his ear off but was this true; and was the ear cutting incident caused by voices

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#2

Vincent van Gogh was thought to have a severe form of bipolar disorder, most likely type 1, the kind I have attached to my schizophrenia. Back then it was difficult to diagnose people accurately, more so then in present times.
If you ask me he probably suffered from schizoaffective disorder

#3

http://ajp.psychiatryonline.org/article.aspx?articleid=175449

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#4

Very interesting firemonkey - thanks for that piece of info

#5

I heard he might have had lead poisoning which can affect your behavior. When he was crazy, he tended to eat his oil paints.

#6

He cut of his ear for some women. And I heard the theory that his oil paints poisoned him and gave him symptoms much like schizophrenia.

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#8

I read the other day that they think now - another artist who he had an argument with might have cut his ear off. But he never told anyone.

#9

his art is beautiful, but there are alot of artists who never get discovered, and still suffer.
take care

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