What Makes People Go Psycho? (37)

1 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-03 23:00 ID:KycW3jOh

Why do people lose it? What makes them sane players in our world of affairs and the next day and looney toons the next? I'm sure we've all seen the raving bum on the street. How'd he get to be that way? Why did the Virginia Tech killer shoot up his classmates? It can't just be stress because millions of people face stress without going crazy.

2 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-03 23:20 ID:HPv1R17O

going psycho = wanting something, not getting it, getting upset about it.

3 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-04 02:30 ID:vMtPKlr0


Also, your stress argument doesn't work since there are varying degrees of stress and not everyone is equally able to deal with stress.

4 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-04 02:36 ID:703aHkou


5 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-04 03:57 ID:c0lm2gTd

yeah drugs

6 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-04 22:11 ID:O0xa4IYq

> Why do people lose it?
> sane players in our world of affairs and the next day and looney toons the next?

Well it's not like people wake up one morning and just decide to go nuts. If they ever 'snap' it's because of the failure of those close to them to act on warning signs, inadequate recognition and treatment of mental health issues, and/or months or years of internalized anger.

> Why did the Virginia Tech killer shoot up his classmates?

As far as murder goes, human life has always been in far more danger from the perfectly sane.

> raving bum on the street. How'd he get to be that way?

Alcoholism, drug abuse, traumatic childhood, post-traumatic stress, psychosis, rabies.

7 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-05 06:35 ID:9g2iUwXd

people og insane for various reasons. Usualy, there is a genetic pre-disposition, combined with cirucumstances in their life, such as excessive drug use, emotional traumas, etc.

8 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-07 18:14 ID:e+uCEgcW

drugs mostly

9 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-09 20:59 ID:Heaven

JISAKU JIEN is a psycho.

10 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-12 17:14 ID:tMl3h+t7

>>Why did the Virginia Tech killer shoot up his classmates?

For the lulz.

11 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-15 12:18 ID:Heaven

From the Medline encyclopedia:

Psychosis is a loss of contact with reality, usually including false ideas about what is taking place or who one is (delusions) and seeing or hearing things that aren't there (hallucinations).

There are many possible causes:

* Alcohol and certain drugs
* Brain tumors
* Dementia (including Alzheimer's)
* Epilepsy
* Manic depression (bipolar disorder)
* Psychotic depression
* Schizophrenia
* Stroke


12 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-04-22 00:05 ID:Heaven


You forgot 'genius'.

It figures.

13 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-08-27 18:05 ID:mSUEtBBS

>11 "psychotic depression"

But how did the person develop it?

If I were to try and expalin it, I'd say there's a load of crap hanging mid-air over each "looney", and the scent of it- feeling the pressure nearby- is what drives them nuts.

14 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2008-08-28 11:26 ID:Heaven

Correct. But you are a long way from knowing how much more it is than animalistic fear.

15 Name: rICK : 2009-08-21 19:56 ID:XiV84DsW

Ecstasy, and this thread.

16 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2009-09-16 18:49 ID:cXFghTwe


17 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-03-03 18:42 ID:gpLUXdxj

Lack of tunnel vision.

18 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-03-05 05:25 ID:h5xs5LwY

remove the "go" and you have your answer

19 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-03-13 13:51 ID:Heaven

Do some pcp, your friends will tell you it will be ok, just get a little slippery. Next thing you know your walking up and down your street breaking fences and scaring cats.

20 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-04-05 04:12 ID:t2JR9HtQ

Human beings are psycho by nature...

21 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-05-23 21:22 ID:hA0peImG

Restarting two-year-old threads makes me go CRAZY.

22 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-07-11 09:54 ID:vRgHjdm+

People go insane because they can get what they long in that reality

23 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-07-13 06:43 ID:HQaGvJ9O

> People go insane because they can get what they long in that reality

Yes, but has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

24 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-08-05 19:08 ID:aRqmggK/

Real Life and the reality no matter what a person does, it generally means nothing.

25 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-09-16 08:18 ID:pt2+k5qN

Chemical Imbalance in the brain

26 Name: Andrew : 2010-09-21 20:16 ID:BIJiykiA

Anonymous Scientist is correct, it usually has a genetic cause, although not always, it is usually triggered by invironmental stresses or can be caused by use or abuse of pharmasuticals or drugs or even alcohol.

27 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-09-27 22:15 ID:Heaven

This thread is worse than Dr. Phil.

28 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2010-10-15 20:59 ID:Heaven

Bottled-up emotions.

29 Name: Dynamo-X : 2011-01-20 21:37 ID:/9TZmoy7

People become psycho by the many failures of our own society and the people around us. Think about it.

30 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2011-01-28 19:43 ID:z4JREUJ3

Shame, guilt, and fear are powerful drugs, indeed.

31 Name: Timothy : 2011-04-18 08:13 ID:Z06CST7p


Its about anniversary of virginia tech, columbine and oklahoma city I can tell you people loners either hear voices In their heads or people are saying real serious stuff like sarcstic jokes and chatterbox lies and all It does It make them go psychotic and crazy humans never shut up we are not perfect we are human but some can turn Into monsters best not to provoke Instead support them and for the person provoked get help and not buy a gun and kill people when people are angry or upset at someone they say "I will kill you" remember when someone Is having a real conversion Its not you they are talking about It someone else always, or you are just hear stuff If nobody Is around means you are hearing things like "auditory halliucations" you think voices are coming form the TV or from the walls or from the air maybe but you are paraniod not real If you see or hear voices Its either you're heads playing tricks and games or you see and hear others talking to themselves or someone else very tricky situations In life you can't go Insane or psycho about them.

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35 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2012-06-01 06:41 ID:6QHARJa5

You have to examine the context. Stress is a very relative idea, it also interrelates to personal biology, external material connections and forces, time circumstance, etc.

Just saying "why do people go crazy" will generate insanely broad answers at this point (IE >>25)

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37 Name: Anonymous Scientist : 2012-06-10 15:02 ID:mRaZDEE8

psychiatric abuse

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