Psychiatry’s Jonathan Sadowsky discusses history of bipolar disorder

Bipolar disorder: A history of demons, humors and stigma

PsycomJonathan Sadowsky, associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine and the Theodore J. Castele Professor of Medical History, addressed the early history of bipolar disorder. “The humoral theory of illness, which Hippocrates espoused, explained physical and psychological health or illness in terms of the state of balance of fluids in the body,” he said.