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Robert Burns's suspected bipolar disorder used to fight illness's stigma

Glasgow symposium uses the poet's tempestuous life in presentations about the condition that some feel may have fuelled his work

The possibility that Scotland's best-loved poet Robert Burns may have been bipolar sparked controversy when it was mooted five years ago. Now experts from the literary and medical worlds have been brought together by Glasgow University to address the issue and attempt to tackle "stigma against those with mental illness".

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