Interview: Catatonic Schizophrenic

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Jovis : 'Im not sure I understand, could you make that clearer for me?' ... *thinks* ... 'No' roasted 😂 🤣👌👌

Kitana Kojima : Damn, even though he’s suffering from schizophrenia and in a catatonic state, he’s still so articulate. You can tell he’s brilliant, it’s unfortunate that so many people who are sweet natured and so intelligent have to be looked at in a particular fashion by stupid people who don’t understand their illness. That’s only a part of him. He’s clearly incredibly intelligent and spoke of his passion for piano, he was/is probably a very gifted player as well.

Ana Castellano : This episode of Big Bang Theory took a dark turn.

pinche cookie : This guy is under so much pressure. He's careful with his words because he knows they'll be picked apart, dissected, taken out of context. Poor guy just wants to play the piano...

Fillup 82 : All that and no piano. His interviewers are sadistic psychopaths.

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

Kelly Foster : Reading in the comments I found this which I believe to be legitimate; "This man was my uncle. I'm not going to give any names, but for those of you who are concerned with how things turned out for him, not well. There's so much to address here. First let me say that he was being treated in this video with meds. Without the medication his mood ranged from complete delusion to catatonic. As for being gay, I don't think he had much of a sex drive at all. With or without meds. As for the idea that he was put here because he was gay by some unloving family, that's ridiculous. I don't have time to say all the things my family tried just to make his existence somewhat peaceful just for his own sake. My family had a couple of openly homosexual and lesbians in it even back in the sixties and with the exception of my mother's father no one gave a shit. My uncle suffered with meds and even more without. After forty some odd years, most of which he spent in institutions, he took his own life by way of drug overdose. By the way, the comment about the plot twist, he never had a piano was funny because he didn't. His seeming obsession with piano came and went as did obsessions with religion, especially the Catholic Church and government. As far as I know he couldn't play a lick. He was very ill at his best and a living shell at his worst. I hope that answers some questions because that's all I have to say on the matter. He's been gone since the late eighties and I really hope that other members of my family don't see this video, mostly because of the comments from people that somehow think they understand him better than the people who suffered with him. One last thing, I think people thought that he was talking about sitting or standing effeminately or something. No, he was talking about sitting or standing motionless for hours. Usually not even his facial expression would change but when it did it was usually related to something in his mind only. I really can't begin to tell you all how heartbreaking the whole thing was. He did seem intelligent and with meds he did remind me of a high functioning guy with autism I once met."

Rafia Rizvi : I think he is a very intelligent person who has been mistreated so much

winter phoenix : It's so sad to see him like that. He seems so innocent. He is terribly in pain. My heart goes out for him.

blank stares : seems like interviewer is mentally torturing him with stupid inane questions

Poker Zaddy : @4:50 The Interviewer ask's the boy if he feels he belong's in the hospital. The boy realizes he's screwed no matter which way he answers this question. This is why he answers it in a weird way. Pretty much what he was trying to say is... As soon as he expresses his belief that he doesn't belong in a mental hospital, those in charge will make him feel like he is crazy/disliked because he hasn't agreed with their opinion that he DOES in fact belong there. If he says yes he belongs there, then obviously he'll stay there by his own admission. In psych wards, patients who are indeed mentally sick rarely get the help they need. It is a holding ground for people in danger of hurting themselves or others. While in the wards, these patients are inadvertently trained to manipulate, lie, and pretend they are being treated with successful therapy. It's an act to deceive the psychiatrist and the psychiatrist's know this. They may come in with depression, suicidal thoughts, and anxiety....but they'll leave with depression, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, master manipulation, bipolar, and narcissistic behavior....It's a game of cat and mouse where the cat catches the mouse and lets it go...knowing it will catch it again...rinse and repeat. This is sad.... Edit(8/11/2018, I created another channel to discuss my personal struggles with Mental Health, and soon hope to turn said channel into something more, if you're interested, follow the link to hear more of my thoughts on things like this : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpSuXtimNv1lU4OwSxsDLMQ ) After seeing just how many people agreed with my opinion on this comment, it propelled me to want to talk more about things in hopes others can relate. I'd appreciate the support, and honest opinions. Thanks!

Little Miss Sunshine : I think he is/was very intelligent: "I can't describe an illustration." This is a sentence to think about. He obviously is highly focused on the questions but has an inner conversation running parallel. That is the reason for his delayed answering. I can't understand people writing he shows no signs of emotion. Just because you're so used to people overacting in mimics and gestics. I see a lot of emotion yet a very subtle dislay. Also he is definitely on drugs. Tranquilizers I suppose. Even though he had enough reason to be bothered of this terrible interviewer who thinks he is the smart guy and the other is the crazy one he stays polite all the way. And in fact it is the other way round! Also he is highly sensitive and innocent in a way you find not very often at this age. I wonder where this comes from.

Justin Reyes : I believe people like this have a ticket to heaven and peace

William Rafferty : All I see is a tortured soul, confused and frightened of saying the wrong thing. The mental pain and anguish are evident on his face and in every response he gives. He is calculating, intelligent and literate but also terrified at the same time - this man is not mad but he is extremely sad. Unfortunately, the inner workings of the human mind, combined with what appear to be tragic, historic life experiences make it far too complex for us to apply a “ one size fits all” solution, remedy or label to this poor man. I can only hope that he found at least some peace, solace or happiness in his life before he left this world but I fear that this staged event may only be the tip of the iceberg. If nothing else, his pain and sense of enforced solitude have made us stop, think and discuss what will always be a difficult topic but one which would undoubtedly respond to a more sensitive approach to the rehabilitation / recovery of all such lost souls.

Samuel Carrillo : This is how I speak when my girlfriend ask what I did at the club lastnight... lmfao

Heisenberg : "I'm sorry Dave, I cannot describe an illustration of how I sit." - HAL 9000

Jack Overhoff : I once went to a mental hospital for an attempted suicide, and I witnessed one of the psychiatrists treating an African American patient in a very rude manner. So when it came time for them to analyze me, I asked that I don't see that doctor because he seemed rude and in a bad mood, and I didn't want that effecting whatever further treatment I'd be getting. They asked me what he did, and I said he was just rude to this patient. Later, I met up with my parents at a table that was outside the psychiatrists' break room, and we overheard him complaining about me, and making fun of my German sounding last name saying "Funny how the Nazi kid is defending the black girl." I'm so glad my parents overheard this as well, because the hospital opened an investigation on him and his behavior. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure that investigation got dumped quickly and he's still there. Still, I hope that scared him enough into watching what he says. What a great doctor, kicking patients while they're already down.

Tony Fedor : If this guy would just sit normally at the piano everything would be fine..

julita jania : I’m so sorry for him... that breaks my heart. He seems to be frightened and full of pain. The interviewer is such sadistic man. That’s fucking unfair... and makes me cry... I just... I’d like to hug him and say him he is wonderful person who deserves to respect and love because every human being really does... *sorry for my English

Master of Reality : Poor guy. He’s trying so hard. I see the sadness in his eyes and the honesty in his voice. This prick of an interviewer asked so many stupid questions, and was definitely one of those that “dislikes” this guy for being different.

Will E. Fisturgash : Is this guy coated in a thin layer of Vaseline?

Astrobrant2 : Most commenters are focusing entirely on his emotional state. While that, as indicated by his answers, is certainly symptomatic of his schizophrenia, the film is also intended to show his complete lack of movement. That's the catatonic part. Except for his mouth, eyes, and occasional very slight head movement, his body is rock solid throughout the interview. I wish the interviewer had asked him to demonstrate how he sits in a way people don't like. I'm interested in how he would respond if the interviewer had asked him, let's say, to show the position of one's hands when playing the piano.

Amelia Becker : This interviewer needs to find another line of work

Super Glued : Pretty sure he’s talking being gay. How he sits and stands “different.” They locked you up for that back in the day

GB : This comment section is full of detectives and doctors. Wow.

Jason Schultz : This has a Stanley Kubrick feel to it.

MMC SS : This poor guy is gone. Medicated into oblivion. This is heart breaking. As a police officer I saw this type of behavior way to often. Usually because someone was off their medication. I always had the utmost empathy for them. I would say to myself, and to the officers I was training, "There, but for the grace of God, go I."

D4RKBRU73 : Funny how 99.9% in the comment section are Doctors and Psychiatrists, each with their own personal "diagnose". Damn, we must live in a highly sophisticated era.....

Seriaz Sound : I actually think he might be insanely intelligent and finds it impossible to adapt to regular people with lower intellectual capacity. He doesn't understand how we cant understand. Things to him make perfect sense...but the world doesn't reflect that, its irrational..... illogical. That disturbs him so much that he is now in a constant state of doubt and fear. Maybe I am romanticising this...but the way he forms sentences, the long pauses, the way he holds himself.....to me seems like someone who calculates everything ...and I mean everything. Every possible outcome of every word he is using. And off course he plays the piano :) The instrument with the broadest frequency spectrum, allowing him to live out a 100% logical mathematical system.

Jim Thomson : Is this guy's head made of wax?

HappyBird's Glitter Nest : I'm not an expert, but I'm wondering if he was misdiagnosed and has something like Aspbergers? You can see the wheels turning when he is asked a question like he is processing it and afraid to give the incorrect answer. This is so sad. I sure hope this young man did okay in life.

bertitolino : This poor young man is homosexual. Very painful and sad to see him, it hurts me. Probably under heavy medication. Many homosexuals got locked up and were 'cured' with hellish treatments. Im not even sure this man suffers catatonic schizofrenia. I think he is very deep 'in the closet'. Such situation can make men have hardly no more fluent body language. They want to dissapear really. Im sure his environment has critisized him on things he cant change, and that only worsens it. He suffers a deep father son conflict. His anger is heavily surpressed by himself and medication.

Alexandra Tansey : What is his name? I need a name! I want to read more into this. Does anyone else know anything more about this?

snowman72891 : HIs eyes remind me of the eyes of those third world children you see in charity ads. They hold so much pain and suffering.

Charnetta Mann : The boy told this idiot that know one told him whats wrong with him, and his sarcastic ass has the never to say " I find that hard to believe", then at one point became snappy with the kid. Then again maybe im over reacting, but he could have tried to explain to him why he is there, instead of asking him the same freaking questions over and over again. Im not a psychiatrist but I can see the poor guy was confused. Poor baby he just knows he is different, but has no clue why he is locked up for it..

Micah Buzan : The psychiatrists from this period were the real insane ones. He's most likely on the autistic spectrum, but doesn't display signs of schizophrenia, at least not in this interview.

goatbut29 : At 02:31 watch his face. His eyes. God knows what all is going through his head as he struggles to find what he is supposed to say. Jesus how horrible. Your mind and body working against you and you are unable to fight or even know. God bless.

Jeremy Parshall : looks like Mr. Rogers 20 years before his show debut

ricmarc : I've known schizophrenics and this dude does not act like a schizophrenic or a catatonic. he's obviously medicated to the gills and trying to answer the questions thoughtfully and carefully. I wonder if he's had a shock treatment prior to this "interview". I've been through this interview process & when I had mine I was doped out of my gourd on seconal because I'd just had an EEG and in an auditorium w/an audience. this is not educational in the least and is an offensive invasion of this mans privacy. I find it interesting there are two people commenting on this who tell two entirely different stories. the video should be removed.

Marian M : Just give the man piano ffs, he might be genius!

Gm Visuals : The real shelton from the big bang

Aaran Jackson : Not a schizophrenia case. This is a case of homosexuality being misidentified.

Ron Anderson : This is how they used to diagnose and treat "gayness." I truly believe that he was misdiagnosed and was afraid to say outright that he was gay due to the social stigma it carried back then. The way that he sat at the piano was in an effeminate way which was, in his eyes, the reason that people hated him--especially his father. Boom, case solved.

Uini Filimoehala : This interviewer is a rude bastard ! His questions are bloody ridiculous 😒👊

Deborah Dickson : I just wanna hug him 😢he looks terrified....

The Soothsayer42 : This man was my uncle. I'm not going to give any names, but for those of you who are concerned with how things turned out for him, not well. There's so much to address here. First let me say that he was being treated in this video with meds. Without the medication his mood ranged from complete delusion to catatonic. As for being gay, I don't think he had much of a sex drive at all. With or without meds. As for the idea that he was put here because he was gay by some unloving family, that's ridiculous. I don't have time to say all the things my family tried just to make his existence somewhat peaceful just for his own sake. My family had a couple of openly homosexual and lesbians in it even back in the sixties and with the exception of my mother's father no one gave a shit. My uncle suffered with meds and even more without. After forty some odd years, most of which he spent in institutions, he took his own life by way of drug overdose. By the way, the comment about the plot twist, he never had a piano was funny because he didn't. His seeming obsession with piano came and went as did obsessions with religion, especially the Catholic Church and government. As far as I know he couldn't play a lick. He was very ill at his best and a living shell at his worst. I hope that answers some questions because that's all I have to say on the matter. He's been gone since the late eighties and I really hope that other members of my family don't see this video, mostly because of the comments from people that somehow think they understand him better than the people who suffered with him. One last thing, I think people thought that he was talking about sitting or standing effeminately or something. No, he was talking about sitting or standing motionless for hours. Usually not even his facial expression would change but when it did it was usually related to something in his mind only. I really can't begin to tell you all how heartbreaking the whole thing was. He did seem intelligent and with meds he did remind me of a high functioning guy with autism I once met.

Antler Assassins TV- Bowhunting Television : I feel catatonic & Schizophrenic after listening to this doctor!! Holy hell.

Chris Cruz : I know he's schizophrenic but at least his skin looks amazing. #glowing

Leroy D Brown : I'm left really wanting to see him play piano. Did he? Where is he now?

The Esoteric Cunt : He had Asperger’s, not schizophrenia. The ignorance present in the 60s is just tragic.