Wednesday, April 14, 2004

Interesting insight into Bush's mental disease 

Dawkins writes:

Here's a theory that for some reason hasn't gained traction in the national discussion on George W. Bush's mental illness.

What follows is a clinical description of so-called "dry drunk syndrome" that comes from the website of a New York addiction treatment center.

Below is further reading on the subject, vis a vis its application to the case of the president.
"Dry drunk" is a term describing the state of the alcoholic who is uncomfortable when he is not drinking. The "dry drunk syndrome" is a group of symptoms that occur together and constitute an abnormality. Since the abnormality of the alcoholic's attitudes and behavior during his drinking career is generally recognized, the persistence of these traits after the alcoholic stops drinking might seem equally abnormal. Therefore, the term "dry-drunk" alludes to the absence of favorable change in the attitudes and behavior of the alcoholic who is not drinking.

"Dry Drunk" Traits:
* Grandiose behavior
* Pomposity
* Exaggerated self-importance
* A rigidly judgmental outlook
* Impatience
* Childish behavior
* Irresponsible behavior
* Irrational rationalization
* Projection
* Overreaction
For more reading on Bush as "dry drunk":







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