Did King George III Have Bipolar Disorder?

In 2015, more than 350,000 previously unpublished letters and documents from King George III’s 60-year reign were made public by the Royal Archives, revealing new insights the mental state of the longest-lived and longest-reigning male monarch in British history.

Psychiatrist Dr. Manuel Sánchez de Carmona unpacks the timeline of George III’s life chart, highlights his most significant episodes of mania, depression, and psychosis, discusses the 1994 film “The Madness of King George”, and explores the question of whether King George III lived with bipolar disorder.

Watch the full talkBD episode on the History of Bipolar Disorder: An Untold Story with Dr. Manuel Sanchez de Carmona:

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