Year: 1991 Source: Newslink, v.17, no.2, (Summer 1991), p.1, 4 SIEC No: 19910703

Slaby discusses a film called “To Paint the Stars: The Life & Death of Vincent Van Gogh.” The filmaker, Kay Jamison, asserts that Van Gogh may have suffered from manic depressive illness. She points out that productivity is increased during periods of manic energy. He may have also suffered from temporal lobe epilepsy. Another theory holds that he could have had Meniere’s Disease, an illness of the inner ear. Slaby concludes the article with a high recommendation of the film. (VM)