Category Archives: Psychosis

Update: Mother Who Heard Voices Drowned Both Sons

A Pennsylvania woman, Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, 40, drowned her three-year-old son in a bathtub. She also attempted to drown her six-year-old son because “crazy voices” told her she would be a better mother to her third child if the other two “weren’t around.” According to court documents, the mother put her oldest son, age 7, onto […]

James Holmes’ Affect Similar to Andrea Yates?

In court today, officers described the emotionality, or lack thereof, of Mr. Holmes after he had just massacred innocent people. “James Holmes was the picture of calm, “just standing there” in a helmet, gas mask and body armor, staring off into the distance. “He seemed very detached from it all…very, very relaxed.” Officers thought at first […]

Diana Dial & Delusional Thinking

If you have never interacted with an individual who is delusional, then you might find it difficult to understand what delusions are like. A delusion is the strongly held belief in something despite there being strong evidence to the contrary.Delusions are associated with psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, bipolar disorder, among […]

Clinical Terms In The News, Related to the Colorado Shooting

In light of what many are calling the largest mass shooting in U.S. history, you will likely be hearing many reports about the clinical and psychological status of the shooter. At this time, there have been no reports about his clinical or psychological status but mental health professionals have been speculating about it in the […]