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Psychology, Fifth Edition by Joni E. Johnston

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CHAPTER19

Postcards from the Edge of Reality

In This Chapter

  • Symptoms of schizophrenia
  • Hallucinations and delusions
  • What causes the brain to go over the edge
  • A perspective on paranoia

More than 30 years ago, Frederick Frese, a college graduate and Marine who had been guarding atomic weapons in Jacksonville, Florida, developed the belief that enemy nations had hypnotized American leaders in a plot to take over the United States’ weapons supply. Hospitalized, he was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia.

Twelve years later, Frese was the chief psychologist for the same Ohio mental hospital that had once confined him. He was also happily married ...

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