Monday, October 10, 2005

Through the eyes of mental illness ...

If you haven’t experienced it firsthand, it isn’t easy to grasp the burden that severe mental illnesses can place on a person.

Imagine how profoundly different your own life would be if you had to contend with schizoaffective disorder. Even better, imagine it while you read this.

Keep in mind that Clint is apparently not one of those incapable of cooperating with his treatment because of the effects of anosognosia, which can impair or even eliminate the ability of patients to assess their own condition and thus their need for psychiatric care.