Thursday, February 17, 2011
Did Michael Jackson Have a Mental Illness?
Posted by Mark Vasey
Since I've been talking about celebrities and Bipolar Disorder, I came upon news about Michael Jackson's family. Rebbie Jackson, who is Michaels Jackson's oldest sister, has a daughter named Yashi Brown. Rebbie has come public about Yashi having Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. ( Rebbie Jackson about daughter) For people who don't know, when Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia are combined, it is called Schizoaffective Disorder . We know that mental illnesses such as Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia run in families. This made me think about Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson had a fantastic career and is viewed as the greatest pop start ever by a large amount of people. But was he normal? We all know about the sexual assault cases against him, and how he said everyone should share their bed with a child. We also know about Neverland Ranch and how it was filled with amusement park rides. We also know he suffered from drug addictions at times, and that his skin mysteriously changed color from dark to light. Or the change in his nose over time that appeared to get smaller and smaller. He also got skinnier over time. He also paraded his kids around with their faces covered. He was an outgoing performer with confidence in his abilities, yet reclusive later in his life. How could a man be so successful, yet so outlandish? Did Michael Jackson suffer from Bipolar? Or something else maybe? we don't know, but we do now know that the genes run in his family, because his sister has come out about her daughter. So lets look at the big three signs that I like to use when judging if someone had Bipolar? Creativity: This speaks for itself. Michael Jackson became the greatest pop star of all time and invented dance moves such as the moonwalk. Drug Use: It has been told by old friends that Michael Jackson struggled with drug addiction. (60% of People with Bipolar Disorder abuse drugs or alcohol) Suicide or Untimely Death: The exact details of Micheal Jackson's death are kind of a mystery. We do know that he died while heavily sedated by a doctor so he could sleep. Does this seem weird to any of you? Why did Micheal Jackson need to be sedated to sleep? Micheal Jackson was only 50 years old when he died. Micheal Jackson fits the big three criteria, but we will never be able to say exactly what was going on. However, we do know that Bipolar Disorder ran in his family, which is highly genetic. We also know about his immense success, his strange behavior, and the tragic way he died. What do you all think?