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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #30 on: March 05, 2010, 09:46:39 PM »
As far as I know, it's really inacurate to make diagnosis of some mental illness in a person who is dead and cannot by analyzed by a psychiatrist. Of course, a psichiatrist could make an approach of what mental illness and historical character must have suffered from, but it's a great risque. In most of the cases, this specialist could be wrong.

No; I don't think she could have been Bi polar. Maybe she could have been a little depressed at the time of the war, and much more after Revolution beginning...but I think I would have been depressed too. She seems to have been a very sensitive kind of person.

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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2010, 12:22:13 PM »
Olga was always prone to fits of moodiness and independent thought, even before the war. The incredible strain of the work and the suffering of those she cared for in the hospitals could easily have exacerbated her emotions and likeliness to lash out, simply due to stress and conflicted emotions. Everyone does it from time to time. Doesn't mean they have some medical condition.

Regardless, I dare say this topic has been debated and picked at to the point where there isn't much argument left to make.
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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2010, 07:03:22 AM »
Case closed? xD   ;D

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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #33 on: March 07, 2010, 09:36:02 PM »
Yup. I think so.

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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2010, 05:25:02 PM »
Very well..............
I've think about it, if it's a closed case or not.
History will always have more to discover!!! So I don't think it's a totally case closed, but nevermind xD

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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2010, 07:52:16 PM »
Knowing a lot about bipolar myself (i have it and it as well as my mom, uncle, and brother), from what i have read about Olga i did not see any signs of such.
One thing i would like to correct about the diagnoses of personality disorders is that they now diagnose children as young as fourteen, but no younger. I know this because i myself was formally diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder (thats rapid cycling). Women are typically diagnosed earlier than men.
I agree with the notion that this case should be considered closed unless for some reason evidence that points to mental illness comes up in the future.


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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2010, 10:01:48 PM »
Agree,  case is closed :)
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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2010, 10:50:58 PM »
Very well..............
I've think about it, if it's a closed case or not.
History will always have more to discover!!! So I don't think it's a totally case closed, but nevermind xD

I agree. No case could be considered closed in history matters. However, we may consider this case closed BY THE MOMENT, since we don't have any evidence about OLga Nicholaievna being a Bi-Polar  yet. When something new will be discovered, we will open the case again. No problem about that!  ;D

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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2010, 11:37:56 PM »
Well from all the accounts etc,  would there be any such evidence in her diary that was published?  Just a thought but I think it is closed.
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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2010, 06:48:13 AM »
Well from all the accounts etc,  would there be any such evidence in her diary that was published?

Nope, none that I recognized. Olga's diary shows the normal ups and downs of a teenage girl -- nothing as extreme as bipolar.
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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #40 on: March 09, 2010, 06:50:35 AM »
I thought the case was closed :D :D :D
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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #41 on: March 09, 2010, 10:31:44 PM »
I think the whole reason that people though she was bipolar was because they met her whenever Mme. Becker came to visit. Same goes for Maria, as people would describe her as rude and mean when other times she would be kinder. Well just my opinion I guess :)
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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #42 on: March 10, 2010, 05:53:07 PM »
Well...this is your point of view. We have no evidence to say that people visited them when they have Becker visiting. Adding to this, not all women get nervius or unkind when Becker is visiting...:D

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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #43 on: March 10, 2010, 11:44:04 PM »
Looks like I spoke too soon :\
"...I am in Tatiana's room...Olga and Tatiana are here. I am sitting and digging in my nose with my left hand... Olga wanted to slap me but I ran away from her swinish hand..."
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Re: Olga & Bi polar
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2010, 06:54:05 AM »
Speculation, speculation!  I think we have run the gamut.  The next topic to arise could be that because the Grand Duchess Olga N. had such a comparatively large head (Commented on by Queen Victoria, I believe), she could have been an arrested case of hydrocephaly!  As the story goes: "Does two plus two always equal four?"  The answer:  "Not necessarily; it's what you WANT it to be!"    AP
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