Insanity And Psychotic Analysis

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On Shady Lane lives John Rodgers, a self-proclaimed cannibal who convinced the entire town he was crazy after he pushed a lady in front of an oncoming train. However, every time he admitted himself into the hospital, they turned him down and sent him home. Across the street lives Sue Redrum, an old lady who believes she can see and communicate with lingering ghosts, and fears that due to her powers the devil sent his spawns after her. Nevertheless, local neighborhood parents trust her to babysit their children. Who truly shows traits of insanity- the man who was turned down by a hospital or a paranoid lady who thinks the devil’s spawns are after her? This dissertation analyzes the conditions of someone suffering from insanity as well as the role insanity plays in society today. Insanity, as defined by The People’s Legal Dictionary**, is a mental illness of such a severe nature that a person cannot distinguish fantasy from reality, cannot conduct his/her affairs due to …show more content…

Despite being in the same category, each mental illness has its own subcategories and symptoms, effecting each victim differently. Psychotic disorders, according to WebMD, are “a group of serious illnesses that affect the mind.” These illnesses affect a person’s good judgement, their ability to think clearly and behave appropriately, their communication methods, and their abilities to understand reality and respond emotionally. People suffering from psychotic disorders have a rough time staying in touch with reality, more so when symptoms are severe. Most people who suffer from psychotic disorders also suffer from psychosis, a type of mental illness in which someone can’t differentiate reality from imagination. Examples of psychotic disorders include schizophrenia and psychosis

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