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Posted: 15 Jan 10, 11:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you think that Freddie had a bipolar disorder or manic depression? Or it was just ...welll just Freddies charisma, that made him look manic sometimes?.



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Posted: 15 Jan 10, 13:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It was his charisma.


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Posted: 15 Jan 10, 16:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I've heard nothing about having depressive periods, so I'd say no.

Alcoholic..  maybe.



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Posted: 15 Jan 10, 17:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



Rubbersuit wrote:

I've heard nothing about having depressive periods, so I'd say no.

Alcoholic..  maybe.


That interview with Peter Jones talks about weeks spent in house feeling low.  Cocaine has the propensity to make people manic...







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Posted: 15 Jan 10, 18:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting point. I wonder... And about the alcoholic thing, yeah. It amazes me how he kept his voice up for so long, especially during the latter stages of his career (and the BREATHTAKING Barcelona album!). I wonder if he EVER got hangovers?! Ha!

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Posted: 15 Jan 10, 20:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The subject of this thread makes me think of a headline the Sun might use.

To my knowledge, Freddie was never diagnosed with bipolar.


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Posted: 16 Jan 10, 14:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



The Flash Danny Project wrote:

To my knowledge, Freddie was never diagnosed with bipolar.

Which doesn't necessarily rule it out. Though, of course, him having some well-documented extreme periods doesn't guarantee he was bipolar either. IMO there's not enough data to be certain whether he was or wasn't. Only he would know, and those who were really close to him.





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Posted: 16 Jan 10, 15:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



I don't think he had bipolar disease, but I do think he had a manic personality! There weren't enough depressive phases.



That sort of personality seems to go hand-in-hand with great talent and creativity....and rock stars! He seemed to have too much mental energy for one mind and it spilled over. I would love to know what used to happen when he threw a tantrum! With a voice like his, most of Kensington must have heard him (If he was at home).



 



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Posted: 16 Jan 10, 20:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 16 Jan 10, 23:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't think that Freddie was bipolar, since I am not aware that he was ever really seriously depressed. His manic-type states were probably more likely the result of cocaine use. I also am not aware that Freddie was an alcoholic either, although he liked to drink and smoked cigarettes. He actually seemed quite psychologically stable. He was very promiscuous, but I am not sure that this is a sign of any kind of psychological issues.

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Posted: 17 Jan 10, 04:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



STELIOS wrote:

Do you think that Freddie had a bipolar disorder or manic depression? Or it was just ...welll just Freddies charisma, that made him look manic sometimes?.

No, it was cocaine combined with alcohol.







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Posted: 17 Jan 10, 09:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

This might be duplicated cos I was half way thru a reply and pressed the wrong key by mistake.


I don't drink alcohol and I've never touched cocaine, and I'm fairly quiet and reserved, HOWEVER, in the
interests of scientific research, I am prepared to drink to excess and snort cocaine regularly, to test the
theory that Freddie's manic personality was caused by drink and drugs. I will report back in one year.
This could be very interesting..............

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This might be duplicated cos I was half way thru a reply and pressed the wrong key by mistake.


I don't drink alcohol and I've never touched cocaine, and I'm fairly quiet and reserved, HOWEVER, in the
interests of scientific research, I am prepared to drink to excess and snort cocaine regularly, to test the
theory that Freddie's manic personality was caused by drink and drugs. I will report back in one year.
This could be very interesting..............

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Posted: 17 Jan 10, 12:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



LittleSilhouetto wrote:

This might be duplicated cos I was half way thru a reply and pressed the wrong key by mistake.


I don't drink alcohol and I've never touched cocaine, and I'm fairly quiet and reserved, HOWEVER, in the
interests of scientific research, I am prepared to drink to excess and snort cocaine regularly, to test the
theory that Freddie's manic personality was caused by drink and drugs. I will report back in one year.
This could be very interesting..............

If you do it you will be probably dead within the year







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Posted: 17 Jan 10, 14:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:







LittleSilhouetto wrote:



This might be duplicated cos I was half way thru a reply and pressed the wrong key by mistake.


I don't drink alcohol and I've never touched cocaine, and I'm fairly quiet and reserved, HOWEVER, in the
interests of scientific research, I am prepared to drink to excess and snort cocaine regularly, to test the
theory that Freddie's manic personality was caused by drink and drugs. I will report back in one year.
This could be very interesting..............


If you do it you will be probably dead within the year

... and you can ask Freddie personally if he was bipolar or not.








John hated HS. Fred's fave singer was not PR. Roger didn't compose 'Innuendo.' Witness testimonies are often inaccurate. Scotland's not in England. 'Bo Rhap' hasn't got 180 voices.
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Posted: 17 Jan 10, 15:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







pittrek wrote:



















STELIOS wrote:







Do you think that Freddie had a bipolar disorder or manic depression? Or it was just ...welll just Freddies charisma, that made him look manic sometimes?.






No, it was cocaine combined with alcohol.







dangerous mix! hehe







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Posted: 18 Jan 10, 14:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What??? For real? Any sources for this?


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Posted: 18 Jan 10, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote




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jesus....I MENT, Erectile dysfunction?
What??? For real ? Any sources for this?


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Posted: 18 Jan 10, 15:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



STELIOS wrote:

jesus....I MENT, Erectile dysfunction?
What??? For real ? Any sources for this?

Yes!  Stress, performance anxiety, medication, trauma and other TREATABLE causes.  DON'T PANIC.  Call your physician without delay, and ask about treatment options.  Good luck, and hang in there.   Sorry.  I mean don't let it get you down.  Ahhh.  I mean if nothing else, keep your chin up.  Oh, hell...