You can tell a lot more about a person by watching them from afar, than by talking to them. I live by this theory. I work in a psych department where I monitor patients in their acute phase of mental illness. I look for patterns. I have a medical degree, and background in numbers. Algorithms and human actions is what I am a subject matter expert in.
Would you believe that 90% of my patients fail to recognize that they are under an acute episode. Most of them are under denial. Others are under the fear of exposure of their true self. But they will all say that they are fine, and do not need to be there. My department allows them to be alone with themselves….with their thoughts.
I assure you, sooner or later….they start speaking the truth. Better yet, they start acting out their truth. With the sensationalism of the media, sports, and today’s A-List world, I have been lucky enough to rub elbows, or are like yourself, watch from afar the acute phases of mental illness in our top sports players, celebrities, politician, and others.
Yet we criticize, and do not understand why they are doing what they are doing. This blog is intended to educate the none academically trained individual on mental illness and the actions of those who we most admire.
Disclosure: This is a blog. A lot of these entries are my opinions based on my experience, expertise, and past knowledge within the A-list and mental health environment. Do not take this as a diagnosis.
See this as a form of education, and entertainment.
Not a diagnosis.
- Anderson Cooper – Dysthmia
- Clark Carlisle – Brief Depressive Adjustment Reaction
- Cristiano Ronaldo – Sudden Wealth Syndrome
- Donald Sterling – Denial
- Kanye West - Cluster B Personality Disorder
- Kim Kardashian – Narcissistic Personality Disorder
- Mariah Carey – Histrionic Personality Disorder
- Mike Tyson – Intermittent Explosive Disorder
- Robbin Williams – Psychosis
- Rob Ford – Anosognosia
- Sir Alex Ferguson – Altruism
- Tiger Woods – Sexual Addiction
- Tim Tebow – Alter Possession: Dissociate Identity Disorder
- Tom Daley – Internal Conflict: Dissociate Identity Disorder