Vol. 14 No. 1 (2021): Year of the Nurse

Understanding the Essence of Mood Disorders through the Eyes of Poetry

Gulbahar S Sidhu
Doaba Hospital, Jalandhar (Punjab), India
Deepali Gul
Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences, Jalandhar, Punjab, India
capt Tom Moore by Aria

Published 2021-01-22


  • mental health,
  • poetry,
  • depression

How to Cite

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


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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