According to National Geographic’s “Nazi Underworld – Hitler’s Drug Use Revealed,” which is being screened tonight in the UK, psychiatrist Professor Nassir Ghaemi claims Hitler’s drug abuse exacerbated his manic depression, reducing him to a feeble, trembling figure.
Adolf Hitler was a drug-abusing hypochondriac with deformed genitals who regularly consumed a cocktail of amphetamines, bull semen, rat poison and morphine when he sent millions of innocent people to their death, according to the new, explosive TV documentary based on recently-discovered records and letters from the Nazi leader’s obese personal physician, Dr Theodore Morell, the Daily Mail reports.
“In a desperate attempt to show his followers he was the epitome of male virility, the 5ft 8ins German leader downed more than 80 different drugs each day – a shocking habit that some psychiatrists and historians believe turned an egomaniac into a sadistic mass murderer,” the newspaper reports.
“It’s not whether Hitler was an amphetamine addict or not – it’s that Hitler had bipolar disorder and amphetamines made it worse,” Professor Nassir Ghaemi says in the NG story, adding, “‘That is the issue. That has never been described before and that would explain a lot why Hitler changed in the late 1930s and the 1940s.”
In “High Hitler,” showing below, Hitler is presented as an appalling hypochondriac who abused laxatives and suffered from stomach cramps and embarrassing flatulence. And that was just the start! When he committed suicide, in 1945, the great dictator was frail with tremors and a shuffling walk–a feeble condition concealed from the world. This History Channel film explores the relationship between Hitler and his personal physician, Dr. Morell. How did amphetamine abuse, Parkinson’s Disease, and tertiary syphilis impact on his state of mind?