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Vincent van Gogh, Portrait of Dr Gauchet

Depression and Bipolar Disorder

These commentaries illustrate depression and bipolar disorder. They include depictions of depressive symptoms in artists, their response to depression in others, and how art assists in coping with depressive symptoms.


Portrait of Dr Gachet

Vincent van Gogh

Illustration of depressive symptoms
December 2002

The Maze

William Kurelek

October 2004

All Things Betray Thee Who Betrayest Me

William Kurelek

Recovery from depression
November 2004

The Mediterranean at Genoa

Winston Churchill

Using art to cope with depression
November 2005

Summer Evening on the Beach at Skagen: The Artist and His Wife

P. S. Kroyer

Bipolar disorder
June 2009

Melencolia I

Albrecht Dürer

Illustration of depressive symptoms
September 2012

Cunningham Dax Collection

Melbourne, Australia

Depression with suicidal thoughts
December 2014