Van Gogh was given the name of his grandfather, and of a brother stillborn exactly a year before his birth. This Vincent may have been named after his own great-uncle, a sculptor — Van Gogh's parents married in May and moved to Zundert.
This mental illness builds up on itself and will grow stronger if not treated. Depressive episodes feature symptoms of depression, anger, indecisiveness, social withdrawal, and often recurring thoughts of death or suicide. From a young age, van Gogh grew up with a strong connection to painting and religion.
After she refused his marriage proposal, he suffered his first mental breakdown, which caused him to change his entire life in order to devote it to God.
Now an official devotee to the Church of Christ, van Gogh aspired to become a priest. His disarranged life style, however, caused him nothing but disrespect and rejection, such as the rejection from several theology schools throughout Europe around Reports of his reckless and indecisive yet impulsive behavior all point towards bipolar disorder.
Notions of indecisiveness and identity problems can be seen in the next years. Van Gogh moved a lot due to sexual rejection in the next 10 years.
He moved to Brussels in to become an artist. He moved to The Hague because his cousin, Kate, rejected him.
He moved to Paris in because his companion, Clasina Maria Hoornik, recommenced prostitution and alcohol addiction. In Paris, it seemed that painting leveled and calmed his emotions.
He was never without his pipe and smoked it even on his deathbed, and he admitted on several occasions that he smoked too much.
There is some evidence that van Gogh nibbled at his paints, and the eating of paints is possibly connected with his seizure around New Year In Januaryafter another one of Vincent's seizures, Theo wrote to him saying "if you know that it is dangerous for you to have colours near you, why don't you clear them away for a time, and make drawings?
In [Doctor Peyron's] first letter he gave me to understand that it was dangerous for you to go on painting, as the colours were poison to you, but he went a little too far, which might have been due to his having relied on unverified rumours, as he himself was ill at the time.
Van Gogh himself thought that he might have epilepsy  and his doctor Dr. Life and Psychiatric History of Vincent van Gogh.
Van Meekeren proposes borderline personality disorder as the most likely explanation for van Gogh's behavior. Gundersonan expert on borderline personality disorder, concurs that van Gogh's "longings for love, his sudden mood changes and most particularly his seemingly unpredictable and unwarranted ragesand his pattern of impulsive acts, including substance abuse, are all recognizable components of the borderline syndrome It beats down on one's head, and I haven't the slightest doubt that it makes one crazy.
But as I was so to begin with, I only enjoy it. Many thanks for your letter, which gave me great pleasure, arriving just exactly at the moment when I was still dazed with the sun and the strain of wrestling with a rather big canvas.
Other painters exposed to toxic colors suffered lead poisoning. Recent chemical research on toxic lead pigments used recklessly by van Gogh reinforces the diagnosis of saturnism.
However, Erickson and others refute this diagnosis arguing that the key symptom of urine discoloration was never noted, and that van Gogh's "bad stomach" does not match the commonly experienced "excruciating abdominal pain" associated with AIP. Arnold, basing his opinion on Tralbaut, believes Theodorus to have been in not-very-good health for most of his life, whereas Erickson chooses to see him as being essentially an active man until a relatively sudden death at age Arnold suggests that Theodorus' quiet and balanced life meant that he avoided several factors that precipitated symptoms and progress of the disorder in his children.
In any case, the hereditary defect of this rare disease is not confirmed in Theo's descendants. However, lead poisoning can cause symptoms similar to the AIP with crisis also exacerbated by malnutrition or alcohol.
Cavenaille diagnosed the artist with "syphilis", according to his grandson,  but this diagnosis was not confirmed by the physicians caring for Vincent in the hospital Dr. A complex disease, it has been speculated that it fits all his symptoms, in concert with absinthe intoxication.Vincent van Gogh – Olive Trees with the Alpilles in the Background, Early Life In a time when Vincent was about the age of fifteen, the van Goghs were struggling financially and the father decided against his son’s wishes that he is to leave school without graduating and start providing for his tranceformingnlp.comality: Netherlands.
7 Things You May Not Know About Vincent Van Gogh. Author. By the time of his death in , van Gogh had started to garner critical acclaim. Van Gogh was unlucky in love.
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Deborah Heiligman is the author of Vincent and Theo: The Van Gogh Brothers, a biography of the artist seen through his relationship with his brother Theo.
Vincent van Gogh [Dutch Post-Impressionist Painter, ] Guide to pictures of works by Vincent van Gogh in art museum sites and image archives worldwide. The authors of Van Gogh: The Life, Steven Naifeh and Gregory Smith, set out to write the most complete life of Vincent Van Gogh as possible, and they have admirably succeeded.