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    The Walking Dead Syndrome Imagine living in a distorted reality; where you aren’t actually aware of being a fully functioning human individual who is alive and breathing. This is what Cotard’s Delusion does to those affected with it. Being an exceptionally rare syndrome, there is not much known about it besides the few individual studies recorded over the years. Cotard’s Delusion is a mental illness where the person who has contracted this syndrome delusionally believes that they’re either already dead, have lost their soul, is rotting alive, doesn’t even exist, or have somehow lost their own internal organs or blood and will soon die. These series of illusions are what make up Cotard’s Syndrome. Another uncommon symptom would be to smell “their…

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    accepts and now splits his time between teaching at Princeton and “breaking codes”. He meets Alicia, a student of his and eventual wife, when she approaches him about solving one of his problems that he posed in class. She asks him on a date, and that is the start of their romance. Fast forward some time again, and they eventually get married. One night following, Alicia and Nash’s marriage, Nash experiences the first massive delusion of his schizophrenia, which manifests as a high speed chase…

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    Voices Controlling Macbeth When dealing with a mental illness people encounter a mental block, difficulty to manage emotions, and have trouble making decisions for themselves. Schizophrenia and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are both similar and difficult to diagnose. While diagnosing schizophrenia is challenging, Macbeth seems to have all the symptoms that accompany this disease. Hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thinking is related to schizophrenia while PTSD includes…

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    Grandiose type delusional disorder is when one firmly believes they are a person of high social standing or even at celebrity status despite significant evidence that they are obviously not (Gloom, 2015). Grandiose delusions are often associated with religious, fictional and even supernatural themes that cause a perceived sense of importance for no reason at all (Gloom, 2015). Although the specific cause of these delusions has not been made exact, studies have found that causes stem from…

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    Which is considered a mental illness. Many people who have this disorder have intermitted and disorderly thinking followed by language and behavior included under this disorder. Many people who suffer from schizophrenia are variously referred to as "split minded" ones who suffer from this experience normal behavior, but only momentarily, then are soon disturbed in other areas this is when schizophrenia starts to occur or take place. These symptoms invade complex and persuasive delusions these…

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    Schizophrenia is a psychological disorder in which it is hard to tell the difference between what is real and unreal, thinking clearly, having control over your emotions, relating to others, and being able to function as usual. This disorder affects how someone behaves, thinks, and sees the world around them. At times they will see and hear things that they think are there but they really are not there at all. They also believe that at times people around them are trying to harm them in some way…

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    Delirium is coded by the DSM-5 as ICD-10-CM-F05. Individuals with delirium may present symptoms that suggest delusional disorder. However in delirium, individuals experience a fluctuating level of consciousness, altered sleep/wake cycle, hallucinations and impaired cognition are features of delirium that are absent in delusional disorder (Hilty and Bourgeois, 2016). Schizophrenia is coded by the DSM-5 as ICD-10-CM- F20, is distinguished from delusional disorder by the absences of other…

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    disorder. Although not common, it was prominently seen in women of all groups. Therefore, many believed that this disorder was only a disorder that women could have. But, it was later proven that men could suffer from this syndrome as well. Since patients experience delusions, this disorder is commonly associated with schizophrenia. Moreover, the treatment of this syndrome is similar to that of schizophrenia. This disorder, later named…

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    person with the same illness. One of the causes a person might have are hallucinations or prominent delusional thoughts about persecution or conspiracy. However, people with this type of subtype may act more normal and efficient in their ability to work and have good relationships than people with other subtypes of schizophrenia. Some people have it worse. People who have this subtype do not have symptoms until later in life and that’s when they can really feel the illness stronger than before.…

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    A Dreamer’s Nightmare The play “The Death Of A Salesman” conveys the tragedy of the American Dream. Willy Loman’s high hopes and blind ambition lead to despair and suicide. Similar to most ambitious self seekers, Willy Loman struggles to identify himself as a middling salesman and alters reality in order to fulfill his unrealistic version of the “American Dream.” The “American Dream” can spark ambition and perseverance in people with high moral values and ideals. It can also destroy a person…

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