Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Once a doctor and star athlete, now an unstable patient

Once a doctor and star athlete, now an unstable patient

What a disturbing, yet believable, story. I can so identify with this guy, that was my exact personality when I was younger. Had I not been married with a child on the way when I got my undergrad degree I'd have continued college for a masters, then PhD, then law degree, then... People argue that even when manic, we know the difference between right and wrong. I dispute that - mania, by my definition, is a loss of touch with reality. The level of psychosis can be minor, or in this case, almost total. With this kind of psychosis, how can anyone claim that anything close to a normal thought process is in place?

My heart goes out to everyone in this horrible scenario.


Anonymous said...

There but for the grace of..... go I. Incredible, and yet not so. Almost makes one want to be med compliant. Living life afraid of one's unstable actions is no way to live.

G.J. "Jon" Gregory said...

Anonymous - Excellent comment. I will also add that living life afraid of one's stability is no way to live either.

BipolarPrincess said...

That is so horrible, you don't want to believe that it is real, but it is, and it could happen to any of us. It's bad enough when the mentally ill go to jail, but he is getting no help here, either. And this is just one of many.


Stacy said...

The sad thing is that it could be any of us.