Gerald: A Peek Into Schizophrenia


You’re mind is working at its best when you’re being paranoid. You explore every avenue and possibility of your situation at high speed with total clarity. ~Banksy, “Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall”

In the early 1990s, PBS televised a series called Madness that was hosted by Jonathan Miller. The premise of the show was to document and to examine the history of people suffering from mental illness. The following two-part video was featured on the show, however, the original video seems to be from the 70s according to what little else I could research on the internet regarding Gerald S.

Gerald S. gives us an accurate and poignant peek into someone who has schizophrenia and how the mind works and processes the external world, which is perceived unfiltered (which explains Gerald’s seemingly incoherent and disorganized speech). Current research is discovering more about this serious mental illness (among others), as well as, better ways to treat those who suffer from serious mental illness and to remove the stigma attached to it.

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    • Hello. You are very welcome for the pingback. 🙂

      Gerald is the fellow in the videos and not the administer of this blog. This blog is comprised of many contributors, mostly psychologists or those in the psychological field and those who are not psychologists, but contribute to the field in some way. Glad that you are enjoying the blog, though, and happy to see that we have made a connection. Welcome. 🙂

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