Interview: Catatonic Schizophrenic

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REBEL : Can you imagine what the drugs they gave him were like? They would make you sit at the piano different.

Jeremiah Fernandez : seems like a normal person who grew up around controlling elders

Gm Visuals : The real shelton from the big bang

shlisa shell : So robotic. He looks about as uncomfortable as I would be in that situation. Tough interview.

DC Vocabulary : He looks like 11 from stranger things.

Nya G : This is heartbreaking.

Mon Mac : πŸ’œπŸ’œ Random Comment Alert: Wow...His skin looks better than mine..so dewy and poreless..πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘πŸ½

Carbon Unit : Is this before Gary Numan wrote are friends electric?

Sarah Sarah : I work in mental health and it is sad to see how much medication they take and how it effects them. Drs/scientists need to find the cure for this disease instead of just treating symptoms. AND I'M NOT ASKING FOR NEGATIVE FEEDBACK SO BEFORE YOU COMMENT ANYTHING. I AM FULLY AWARE THAT PEOPLE WITH MENTAL ILLNESS NEED THEIR MEDS, I GET THAT. I SEE IT EVERYDAY AT WORK AND I'M NOT SAYING THEY DON'T. SAYING THAT I'M DUMB BECAUSE I CARE FOR OTHERS AND THEIR WELL BEING IS UNCALLED FOR. IT'S JUST MY PERSONAL OBVSERVATION!! YES, IT'S IN CAPS SO IT GETS READ CORRECTLY !!

Brandon Shave : "They dislike you because you sit differently at the piano?" I feel like this is all one big metaphor for homosexuality. They way the guy speaks is very calculated and implied. Might be reading into it a bit much though.

Tammy DePlata : geez that background noise scares the shit out of me...*shiver* it's like those exorcisms

JulieAnkha N. : He's got great skin. Looks luminous.

ironman tooltime : I know this guy, he works in the IT department..

Carnal Carnage : He's intelligent.

Jeramie Luing : Give the poor guy a room full of pianos!

Ben Locsei : Poor dude.

George Smith : He mentions his father first and then the doctors. Something dramatic happened in his early life with his father that messed with his brain.He was emotionally beaten almost to the point of catatonic state. He was emotionally beaten at the age where you should be lifted up and taught and cared for. This is what I see.

jordans123ful : This Man is not crazy. Perhaps the sick hypocritical environment that he has been born into is crazy.

Jeff Hallam : This is frightening and I have great empathy for this young man...God bless him.

thirtythreeflavors : On a true note, I am a psychologist. This is not Catatonia. There is no such thing as catatonic schizophrenia. You can be catatonic or have schizophrenia or have both but it is not a subtype of schizophrenia. I don't know what's going on, but he is clearly not catatonic.

replicant #85 : This is like an interrogation of the android in Blade Runner.

Dave Drake : I'm no expert, but catatonic schizophrenia appears to be a misdiagnosis here. This young man seems to be suffering more from a severe anxiety disorder. The syntax of his answers appear to be the result of medication and extreme nervousness. From what I understand, he went on to live a happy, productive life, and that's all that really matters.

Matt - : I wonder if the patient gave consent for this film to be released to the general public. I doubt it was even sought. Ethics in mental health wasn’t big in the 50s/60s.

Denya Blanco : I don't see how this is schizophrenic, catatonic or not. Schizophrenia is categorized by disorganized thinking. It's a thought disorder. It's very clear when you're talking to someone with schizophrenia. His thinking is organized and lucid.

Yatana. G : Patient no. 18:Evaluation for Diagnosis. Produced for the Department of Psychiatry,School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 1961 His name is Stephen E. (redacted for privacy). He is 79 now and lives with his wife of 43 years in a peaceful setting. "I had multiple arrests (2 felonies) and hospitalizations on my road from crisis to regaining my independence and dignity. If I hadn't had a social worker; if I hadn't had a doctor; if I hadn't had medications, ... I would be homeless; I'd be in jail; or I'd be dead. . But I'm well! This is what happens when you: have the services; have a solution (and medication does help me.); have someone to lead you to the place you need to be in order to move forward with your life; for me it was my dad. . Around 1969 or '70 (don't remember), I had a psychotic 'break' and my dad got tired of fighting with me; I ended up walking down the street naked at night. A police officer who was 'Crisis-Intervention trained' picked me up. He treated me with respect. I said, 'Don't handcuff me; I haven't broken the law.' He says 'Okay.' He says 'What kind of music do you like?', and I said, 'Rock and Roll!', and he turns the radio dial until he picks up the Beatles' 'Let It Be'. I'll never forget that. I remember saying 'This is better than a taxi ride!' ... And then I got a social worker, who led me to a good psychiatrist, who prescribed meds. . Then I became well; . I have a lovely wife, kids, and grandkids, and 1 great-grandkid! I pay taxes!; I have friends; I graduated with a Masters in Social Working; I served as a member of the 'Intergovernmental Serious Mentally Ill and Serious Emotional Disorder Committee (ISMICC) which consists of 14 non-federal employees who are tasked with reporting annually to Congress about the state of mental health care in the nation. . I'm well!"

pigeon : I feel really bad for this guy, maybe its the lighting but he looks almost like he's in pain.

Candice : Poor guy. This is very sad

Michael Hraba : Would love to know more about where this guy ended up. :(

Bad Misty : Why do I feel like he's there because he's a homosexual, but it was unexceptable so they drugged him and mentally tortured him. That's why when the interviewer asked if anyone told him why he was there he paused for so long, but he couldn't say why so he said no one told him why. He's acting weird because he's drugged up. You can easily imagine how he would be if he was free to be himself. He stands and sits and speaks and acts differently because he's himself. He's probably too scared to ever say what's ever going on. This is awful, poor soul.

John Palermo : This looks to be quite old but I hope this man lived/lives out a full and happy life.

Robin : The way he speaks kind of reminds me of HAL 9000.

4green fields eire : jesus,god help that poor man but i don't think he is a schizophrenic

NICK OEFFINGER : This is like 20% of beta males in 2018

Ancestral Mage : He looks drugged up poor guy. Evil doctors.

erosamuk : that guy was just way, way ahead of his time. i only hope he wasn't totally f'd over by the the prevailing social and psychiatric climate of the day.

ReddSouljah : Did he kill the piano?

Dani Ladeia : This patient is not being totally sincere, he is concealing something, he might be hearing voices but he is not telling otherwise he would stay in the hospital forever

Diana Whellan : What year was this filmed, it looks and sounds like it's from the 1960s

Happy Clam : The patient is right, people probably do dislike him and he is aware of it being related to his appearance, ie, his affect, his body language will put people off, frighten or alienate them. There may be a psychiatric definition for negativism I am unaware of, but it seems to me that the patient is doing his very best to cooperate.

fseesauras : Negativism, really? He is directly answering about the traumatic experience of being institutionalized and is answering the very problem-oriented and negative questions asked of him.

Jake Rakelaker : Lost episode of the Twilight zone..

Victoria Krupp : This is sad

Avalanche of Snowflakes : Medicated AF.

TIMOTHY OBRIEN : Another child of God ruined by man made drugs & man made β€œtherapy”.

Michael Houghton : His way of speaking reminds me of HAL from 2001: Space Odyssey

Vaia Daldis Fine Arts : - Why do you think people dislike you? - My father does. Period. 😟😞😞

Karen Chervier : This is so sad...

rodrigodelprat : Diagnosis: Specimen is clearly non-compliant with accepted benchmarks of sanity, as defined by correlation with societal norms. Prescription: Specimen needs urgent corrective instruction, to be administered via testicular electrodes, isolation and psychotropic lobotomy. :(

Paddypool FC : What ever became of this poor bloke?

Forever Balance : Some people call it Schizophrenia, I call it the gate way of transcending consciousness.