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question Possible bipolar disorder?
« Thread started on: Jun 24th, 2012, 3:34pm »

There's been something that has bothered me for the 16 years I've been a fan of Marvin's... but I think even going back to the '60s, there were a lot of incidents in the past that seems to make Marvin at least borderline bipolar. He obviously went through mood swings typical of someone who has that disease. I was watching the story of Phyllis Hyman a few years ago on Unsung and couldn't help but be reminded of how Marvin acted just like Phyllis. One minute he seemed optimistic and hopeful, and in another he felt that he was in a world of despair and sometimes created despair in order to be inspired because of it. But I think his manner, it makes you wonder if he was popular in the '80s rather than the '60s (in terms of when he first emerged), would he have gotten treatment by 2004 at least if his family even thought he had it? It's like he (and his family) bottled up all the things going on with him because "that was the only way they could deal".

He sounded like a good candidate for bipolar disorder...
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« Reply #1 on: Jun 27th, 2012, 11:49pm »

I agree he displayed some bipolar tendencies as well as schizophrenia. In fact as i'm sure you know Marvin did say "we're all schizophrenics". Marvin was probably indeed borderline bipolar and could've been treated well if he wasn't so dependent on drugs. I think the drugs were just as much a factor in his mood swings as the psychology of his mind.

Remember that when he was in Ostende and completely off of cocaine he was a happier, looser guy who was upbeat and full of energy. The drugs just brought out and exacerbated the bipolar behavior in his mind.
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« Reply #2 on: Jun 28th, 2012, 01:29am »

on Jun 27th, 2012, 11:49pm, MPGfan wrote:
I agree he displayed some bipolar tendencies as well as schizophrenia. In fact as i'm sure you know Marvin did say "we're all schizophrenics". Marvin was probably indeed borderline bipolar and could've been treated well if he wasn't so dependent on drugs. I think the drugs were just as much a factor in his mood swings as the psychology of his mind.

Remember that when he was in Ostende and completely off of cocaine he was a happier, looser guy who was upbeat and full of energy. The drugs just brought out and exacerbated the bipolar behavior in his mind.


Yup! And it was drugs that unfortunately helped to cause his premature death.
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 16th, 2012, 11:09pm »

Every legend personality has a dark side, so he is too. But his bright side covers all his darkness. He would be ever bright to all of us...
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