The condition has been linked to hallucinations, depression and paranoia.
Nebuchadnezzar ruled the Babylonian empire between 605 BC and 562 BC and was responsible for the conquest of Judah.
His exploits are described in the Bible’s Book of Daniel, Book of Kings, Book of Chronicles and Book of Jeremiah.
Professor Meyer is also certain the account of King Nebuchadnezzar’s illness can be validated through archaeological discoveries.
He said: “There may also be an archaeological clue that alludes to this time period of Nebuchadnezzar’s madness; archaeologists haven’t yet discovered any royal decrees by Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonian army apparently didn’t partake in any military campaigns during this time, presumably because of the madness of their king.