was kurt cobain bipolar?

I’ll be honest, I don’t care either. I love and miss Kurt, I’m just not into forensic psychiatry. This is just an excuse for some quotes, links and gifs of that beautiful and tragic boy. He screamed pain to and for those of us Generation X-ers who felt pain too. He was the 90s.


“Kay Redfield Jamison, Professor of Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and leading US expert on bipolar, selected Kurt as the poster boy for a 2004 study of bipolar disorder (manic depression) and creativity.”
Kurt Cobain and Manic Depression


“What if Kurt Cobain took Lithium instead of heroin? Would he still be alive today?
Kurt Cobain was diagnosed with ADD at a young age, and with bipolar thereafter, according to an interview with Kurt’s cousin Bev Cobain. Bev Cobain is a registered nurse with a background working in mental health. Her books include “Dying to Be Free: A Healing Guide for Families After a Suicide,” and “When Nothing Matters Anymore: A Survival Guide for Depressed Teens.””
Did Bipolar Kill Kurt Cobain?


What is wrong with me [x3]
I’m gonna do with what you think
If you ever think at all
Bi-polar opposites attract
All of a sudden my water broke
Nirvana – Radio Friendly Unit Shifter


I’m so happy cuz today I found my friends
They’re in my head
Nirvana – Lithium


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battlescarred, bright, bewildered, bent, blue & bipolar

9 thoughts on “was kurt cobain bipolar?”

    1. Yeah it’s a wild thought. Mind you, I don’t believe the murder theories, but I reckon he might have stood a better chance of getting through stuff without courtney. Then agaaaaain, frances bean is lovely.


  1. Funk yes he was.

    Kurt was depressed but also impulsive, angry and prone to the mood swings & bad decisions typical of bipolar disorder. Bipolar people are at higher risk of suicide than those with unipolar depression because they have more energy to follow through with the suicidal thoughts.

    Like SO many other people with BD, Kurt chose to self-medicate with heroin and other drugs instead of taking psych meds. And his preference for chaotic relationships probably tipped him over the edge. (Some of that was undoubtedly due to his unstable upbringing–seeking out a woman who was like his mother).

    In any case, R.I.P. Kurt.


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