James Hicks, M.D., 50 SIGNS OF MENTAL ILLNESS (Yale University Press)

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Nonsense

What is wrong with this doctor? You wonder how many times you will have to repeat yourself before he understands you. Doesn't he speak English? Or French? Or Dijon?

You hope they serve French fries with lunch. You're starving. And star-crossed. Fate is responsible for you being here today. It was a "fate accompli." If only you weren't so accomplished, they wouldn't have taken you to the hospital in the first place. Second place. Third.

This chapter covers the following topics:

  • Nonsense
  • Psychosis and Mania Are Not the Only Causes of Nonsensical Speech
  • How to Cope with Nonsensical Speech

 

 

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Fifty Signs of Mental Illness: A Guide to Understanding Mental Health
Yale University Press / New Haven and London
Copyright © 2005 by James Whitney Hicks

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