Tuesday, 6 May 2008


This month I'm having paediatrics in the morning and psychiatry in the afternoon from Monday to Friday. It's a hectic and busy cycle as both these 2 subjects are difficult but they are definitely really interesting and challenging.

Today in psychiatry class we learned about thought disorder. How normally people think about certain things and also the thought of
PSYCHOPATHIC PATIENT and the thought of GENIUS are actually quite similar. We also learned about many new psychiatry medical terms and there was one which is very interesting:
The disease that this particular patient has is known as paralogia (illogical thinking) combine with Symbol thinking. Paralogic thinking actually means thought that contains erroneous or strange extreme substances, whereas symbol thinking are thoughts based on great deal of symbol giving them special meaning.

Back to the patient: the patient is a male patient who thinks that he is god, creator of all life, and he thinks that his twin sister who is female (due to her as an opposite sex) is the devil as devil brings death (opposite of life is death). So the patient has this thought that he has to protect the world and by doing so he has to kill his sister (death) so that his 'sister' will not be able to bring death to the world. But then one night when he was about to kill his sister he suddenly asked himself this question:

"How unbearable the dead body will be when it's dead" and then he gave up the idea to kill his sister.

Do you find it weird? well Of course it's weird, people who is in their right mind will not think about whether will a dead body feel unbearable after it die.

Wow, when i heard that, i find it so 'geli'. I was like thinking to have these kind of thought disorder it's actually very scary and torturing, sometimes i really feel that people with mental illness are actually quite 'kasihan' as they are not able to control their illness and their thought. and i really do admired the courage of psychiatrist who are willing to make this decision to help and improve the condition of these patients.

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