Didier A. Depireux
didier at rai.isr.umd.edu
Thu Mar 18 10:24:10 EST 2004
David Longley <David at longley.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> Do you think people should indulge such delusional behaviour?
If you work in neuroscience, you know as well as all of us that a person can
loose the use of an arm through a stroke, and then go on denying that the
limp arm to their side is theirs. If the brain's consciousness can work
around an unusable part of the body, then surely a delusional person can
easily deny that there's anything wrong with him or her, and refuse
medications that will bring him or her to normalcy. A strong family support
is needed in most cases.
As much as I enjoyed your thoughtful criticism, I am sure you realize that
beyond a certain point it becomes pointless.
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