Understanding the Essence of Mood Disorders through the Eyes of Poetry

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Gulbahar S Sidhu
Deepali Gul


Psychiatric disorders have a history as old as mankind. The ancient literature is replete with vivid descriptions of various afflictions of the mind. Throughout history, the human intellect has assiduously tried to classify illnesses on the basis of common features between them. In fact, this tendency to classify extends far beyond the realms of illnesses to include virtually all phenomena that occur around us. 

Could poetry help in rediscovering this lost essence? This is the basic question that this research paper attempts to answer.

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Sidhu, G. S., & Gul, D. (2021). Understanding the Essence of Mood Disorders through the Eyes of Poetry. Sushruta Journal of Health Policy & Opinion, 14(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.38192/14.1.9
Author Biographies

Gulbahar S Sidhu, Doaba Hospital, Jalandhar (Punjab), India

Consultant Psychiatrist

Deepali Gul, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, 
Life Fellow, Indian Psychiatric Society


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