North Cyprus Property | Must Be Mad

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North Cyprus Property |  Must Be Mad

A couple of weeks ago during a one sided telephone conversation initiated by the person doing all the talking, Pauline Read was told in no uncertain terms by this man, who should know better, “I will destroy” you. He also told a monstrous lie which will not repeated because it would be hurtful to the person it was about.

I say a one sided conversation because he made his demands, issued his threat, and told his lie without drawing breath and then put the phone down.  Subsequent events have unfolded his attempt to destroy Pauline Read. Pathetic? Yes. Childish? Surely. Successful?…only time will tell. I have been around long enough to observe that trying to hurt someone has a boomerang effect and ends up right where it started, causing the instigator to be hurt the most.

Now, looking for a reason to explain his outburst I went searching for my medical dictionary to see if it had any clues to explain the behaviour. After a short read I began to wonder if he was suffering from a psychological illness. I am not medically qualified, as indeed I am not legally qualified, but the condition below, which appears to fit the profile of a person bent on another’s destruction came to mind, although I’m sure I must be wrong.

Symptoms of psychosis

There are main symptoms associated with a psychotic episode:

  • delusions
  • confused and disturbed thoughts
  • a lack of insight and self-awareness

These are outlined in more detail below:

A delusion is where you have an unshakeable belief in something implausible, bizarre or obviously untrue. Two examples of psychotic delusions are:

  • paranoid delusion
  • delusions of grandeur

These are described below.

Paranoid delusion

A person with psychosis will often believe an individual or organisation is making plans to hurt or kill them. This can lead to unusual behaviour. For example, a person with psychosis may refuse to be in the same room as a mobile phone because they believe they are mind-control devices.

Delusions of grandeur

A person with psychosis may have delusions of grandeur where they believe they have some imaginary power or authority. For example, they may think they are president of a country, or have the power to bring people back from the dead.

Confusion of thought

People with psychosis often have disturbed, confused and disrupted patterns of thought. Signs of this include that:

  • their speech may be rapid and constant
  • the content of their speech may appear random; for example, they may switch from one topic to another mid-sentence
  • their train of thought may suddenly stop, resulting in an abrupt pause in conversation or activity

Lack of insight

People experiencing a psychotic episode are often totally unaware their behaviour is in any way strange, or their delusions or hallucinations could be imaginary.

They may be capable of recognising delusional or bizarre behaviour in others, but lack the self-awareness to recognise it in themselves. For example, a person with psychosis who is being treated in a psychiatric ward may complain that all of their fellow patients are mentally unwell while they are perfectly normal.

Of course, as a fellow human being, I would not want to see anyone becoming physically or mentally ill, but if this is the case, I wish him a speedy recovery.

Anon

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