Biological Systems: Open Access

ISSN - 2329-6577


Abraham Lieberman

Abraham Lieberman
Barrow Neurological Institute,
50 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, Arizona 85013

  • Case Report
    Did Adolf Hitler’s Parkinson Disease Affect his Conduct of World War II?
    Author(s): Abraham LiebermanAbraham Lieberman

    Adolf Hitler had Parkinson Disease. Although it affected him physically, it is unclear if it affected his ability to analyze, to conceptualize, to reason, or to think. Although it cannot be proven if he was cognitively impaired or a drug induced psychosis (a psychosis induced by the amphetamines he received as a treatment for his Parkinson disease) the evidence suggests he was not seriously cognitively impaired and that any unrealistic thinking resulting from amphetamines was, probably, a minor factor. Hitler was a life-long risk-taker, a gambler. His life-long risk- taking, his high stakes gambling, antedated his development of Parkinson disease and his use of amphetamines. His life-long risk-taking, his high stakes gambling is considered to be the reason he made startling (and favorable) decisions before World War II and the reason he made similarly favorable decisions ear.. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2329-6577.1000111

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