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5 Illnesses of Van Gogh

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Dylan Niedecker

on 10 September 2013

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4 Illnesses of Van Gogh
Lead Poisoning
Key symptoms Van Gogh suffered from Lead Poisoning:
Van Gogh's Manic Depression Episodes
Also known as bipolar disorder
Temporal Lobe
Perscription Drug Use
Digitalis was prescribed to help ease Van Gogh's epilepsy.
Web Definition :
Symptoms of Digitalis:
Loss of Appetite
Vision Changes:
: Caused blind spots, blurred vision, color change in vision, seeing color spots
Absinthe is a very strong alcolol with a herbal flavor that comes from a distinct plant called, (Wormwood).
Absinthe is composed of around 85% ethanol
Van Gogh Was known to be a
constant user
Brain Lesion
:Brain lesions an anatomical abnormality of any part of the brain. A brain lesion may be due to trauma or any other disease that can cause inflammation, malfunction, or sestrution of a brain cell or brain tissue
Nausea, Vomiting, Lack of apitite
Vision changes or eye pain
Change in mood, personality, behavior
Van Gogh was born with a brain lesion
The three

March 16, 1877
Letters from Van Gogh to his brother Theo Van Gogh
(...that this longing for Him will be satisfied; I too am sometimes sad and lonely, especially when i walk around a church or parsonage. Lets not give in, but try to be patient and gentle.....)
January 26, 1882
(... agreed to keep up courage through all. But I am so angry with myself now because i cannot do what i should like to do, and at such a moment one feels as if one were lying bound hand and foot a the bottom of a deep, dark well, utterly helpless. Now....)
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(Starry Night)

Abdominal pain
Signs of radial neuropathy
Van Gogh used his impasto techniques led pigment in a careless way
It is said that he tried committing suicide by consuming paint or Kerosene
Lead poisoning causes retinas in the eye to swell, and can cause one to see lightened circles.
The Ear
Its said that Van Gogh had a meltdown, than threatened an old friend with a razor blade. Later that night he took the blade to his own ear!
Causes periods of time in life to be extremely happy to bitterly sad
Suicidal tendency can also be related to Manic Depression
1991 Diagnosis of Van Gogh
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy
Lead Poisoning
Thujone Poisoning
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