dance-0f-the-damned:

Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality”. People suffering from psychosis are described as psychotic.
There are 12 recognised forms:
Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterised by disordered thinking and behaviour, which often includes delusions and hallucinations. Psychotic symptoms are experienced for at least six months, together with significant social or occupational dysfunction.
Schizophreniform disorder: Symptoms are similar to schizophrenia, but persist for between one and six months.
Schizoaffective disorder: Prominent mood symptoms occur with the characteristic symptoms of schizophrenia, but occasionally psychotic symptoms are experienced in the absence of mood symptoms.
Delusional disorder: Involves holding strong, false beliefs (delusions). Hallucinations are usually not present. Apart from the impact of the delusions, psychosocial functioning may not be markedly impaired nor behaviour blatantly strange. However, under some circumstances delusions are sufficiently false to cause problems with day-to-day life.
Substance-induced psychosis: Drug and alcohol use or withdrawal can result in psychotic symptoms. These may disappear once the effects of the substances or withdrawal symptoms wear off. In some cases, psychosis persists after the initial substance-induced psychosis. This is common with stimulant drugs, e.g. methamphetamine.
Dementia: Psychotic symptoms may appear with memory disturbances in conditions that cause physiological deterioration of the brain, such as a head injury, AIDS, post-encephalitis, Alzheimer’s Disease or a brain tumour.
Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression): Psychosis generally appears as part of a more general severe mood disturbance. Psychotic symptoms tend to match your mood. (For example, when depressed, you may hear voices urging you to commit suicide.)
Major Depressive Disorder: Psychosis can be a feature of a severe major depression.
Postpartum psychosis: Psychosis that may develop during the six month period after childbirth. This is usually part of a severe mood disorder.
Delirium: Psychotic symptoms may be part of an acute confusional state that results from another severe medical disorder, such as meningitis, septicaemia or after an epileptic convulsion.
Brief psychotic episode: Psychotic symptoms appear suddenly in response to a recognisable and highly stressful life event, such as being a victim of violent crime. Symptoms may be severe but are short-lived: the psychosis lasts between one day and one month. You may or may not be aware of your bizarre behaviour.
Psychosis due to a general medical condition: Psychotic symptoms may appear as a result of brain tumours, epilepsy, and other chronic medical conditions. The psychotic symptoms can sometimes be the first sign of the underlying medical condition.
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dance-0f-the-damned:

Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic psychiatric term for a mental state often described as involving a “loss of contact with reality”. People suffering from psychosis are described as psychotic.

There are 12 recognised forms:

  • Schizophrenia: A psychiatric disorder characterised by disordered thinking and behaviour, which often includes delusions and hallucinations. Psychotic symptoms are experienced for at least six months, together with significant social or occupational dysfunction.
  • Schizophreniform disorder: Symptoms are similar to schizophrenia, but persist for between one and six months.
  • Schizoaffective disorder: Prominent mood symptoms occur with the characteristic symptoms of schizophrenia, but occasionally psychotic symptoms are experienced in the absence of mood symptoms.
  • Delusional disorder: Involves holding strong, false beliefs (delusions). Hallucinations are usually not present. Apart from the impact of the delusions, psychosocial functioning may not be markedly impaired nor behaviour blatantly strange. However, under some circumstances delusions are sufficiently false to cause problems with day-to-day life.
  • Substance-induced psychosis: Drug and alcohol use or withdrawal can result in psychotic symptoms. These may disappear once the effects of the substances or withdrawal symptoms wear off. In some cases, psychosis persists after the initial substance-induced psychosis. This is common with stimulant drugs, e.g. methamphetamine.
  • Dementia: Psychotic symptoms may appear with memory disturbances in conditions that cause physiological deterioration of the brain, such as a head injury, AIDS, post-encephalitis, Alzheimer’s Disease or a brain tumour.
  • Bipolar Disorder (Manic Depression): Psychosis generally appears as part of a more general severe mood disturbance. Psychotic symptoms tend to match your mood. (For example, when depressed, you may hear voices urging you to commit suicide.)
  • Major Depressive Disorder: Psychosis can be a feature of a severe major depression.
  • Postpartum psychosis: Psychosis that may develop during the six month period after childbirth. This is usually part of a severe mood disorder.
  • Delirium: Psychotic symptoms may be part of an acute confusional state that results from another severe medical disorder, such as meningitis, septicaemia or after an epileptic convulsion.
  • Brief psychotic episode: Psychotic symptoms appear suddenly in response to a recognisable and highly stressful life event, such as being a victim of violent crime. Symptoms may be severe but are short-lived: the psychosis lasts between one day and one month. You may or may not be aware of your bizarre behaviour.
  • Psychosis due to a general medical condition: Psychotic symptoms may appear as a result of brain tumours, epilepsy, and other chronic medical conditions. The psychotic symptoms can sometimes be the first sign of the underlying medical condition.

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lastchapter666:

abc’s of death

lastchapter666:

abc’s of death

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dance-0f-the-damned:

The Tucker Telephone.
If you ended up in prison during the 1960s, the last place you wanted to be sent was Tucker State Prison Farm in Arkansas. In the 1960s, doctors at the prison began using a torture device on some of the more unruly prisoners that became known as the Tucker telephone.
The device worked by placing a ground wire around the big toe of a prisoner while fastening another wire, the hot wire, to the prisoner’s genitals. The telephone, which had been modified to send electric shocks, was then cranked, sending electricity right to the family jewels. And sometimes it wasn’t just a turn of the crank and done. 
In prison terms, a long-distance phone call meant the prisoner would be shocked repeatedly.
The Tucker telephone was finally banned in the 1970s.
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dance-0f-the-damned:

The Tucker Telephone.

If you ended up in prison during the 1960s, the last place you wanted to be sent was Tucker State Prison Farm in Arkansas. In the 1960s, doctors at the prison began using a torture device on some of the more unruly prisoners that became known as the Tucker telephone.

The device worked by placing a ground wire around the big toe of a prisoner while fastening another wire, the hot wire, to the prisoner’s genitals. The telephone, which had been modified to send electric shocks, was then cranked, sending electricity right to the family jewels. And sometimes it wasn’t just a turn of the crank and done.

In prison terms, a long-distance phone call meant the prisoner would be shocked repeatedly.

The Tucker telephone was finally banned in the 1970s.

Source: Here.

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mylifetumbled:

“A Day With Ed Kemper”
(Part 4)

Fall 1979.

My story of Edmund Kemper concludes with a melancholy search for redemption, from the mind of a man that knows he will never see the light of day, never a chance to anonymously walk through a crowd of people again, never another victim. At a human level, it suprised me that every single day, Ed is at work attempting to do some small amount of good in order to counteract the demons inside, the suffering and the horror that he caused so many innocent people.  

There is no atonement. God does not grant forgiveness for this kind of evil. You cannot say “I’m sorry”, and simply expect that anyone will look at you with an inkling of deference or ambiguity ever again. He is now and will forever be “unsuitable” for free society however, Kemper locked up has proven that while he is absolutely deranged, he is not useless. 

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therealmansons:

“This man was not guilty of murdering my daughter. Of all of the seven murders, he did not commit none of them. I feel he has taken the blame for all of them. And the ones that should be blamed should be Tex Watson.
— Doris Tate, 1991
(Source: Ronald Reagan, Jr.) 

therealmansons:

“This man was not guilty of murdering my daughter. Of all of the seven murders, he did not commit none of them. I feel he has taken the blame for all of them. And the ones that should be blamed should be Tex Watson.

— Doris Tate, 1991

  • (Source: Ronald Reagan, Jr.) 

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true-crimes:

51 year old Gary Sherill is behind bars after police charged him with killing his 13-year-old son with an ax. The boy’s mother called the police after Gary didn’t return their son the day before. Cops went to his home and discovered the boy’s body. Gary told the cops that he was afraid of the boy and thought he was a demon who was going to eat him.

true-crimes:

51 year old Gary Sherill is behind bars after police charged him with killing his 13-year-old son with an ax. The boy’s mother called the police after Gary didn’t return their son the day before. Cops went to his home and discovered the boy’s body. Gary told the cops that he was afraid of the boy and thought he was a demon who was going to eat him.

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kipkink:

School Shooters

kipkink:

School Shooters

penistoaster:

Serial killers/ mass murderers interest me ok and nobody’s opinion can change that, What i think about them or me wanting to write to them shouldn’t matter or have any affect towards you.

a-murderer-blog:

7 people died after a shooting that took place in Santa Barbera, California. This video was filmed by the shooter several hours before the attack.