William Shakespeare’s works are known for their universality. His plays and characters are relatable to every time and age. These plays reflect the depravity of society that manifests in the form of human mental disorders including psychopathology.
The symptoms and mental conditions displayed by Shakespeare’s famous characters are discussed in DSM V (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition) and the ICD-10. In the infographic below, mental health ICD-10 codes are assigned according to the diagnosis for the symptoms displayed by Shakespeare’s characters in the plays.
Disclaimer: The diagnosis of the characters is not made by a physician or psychiatrist.
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