Light a wight tonight Posted April 8, 2014 Share Posted April 8, 2014 Plus Howard Hughes had obsessive compulsive disorder, which approached a psychotic degree of neurosis because there was no understanding at his time period so much as there is now of the affliction, so there was no adequate counselling available or treatment, unless you were fond of electric shocks. He was mentally ill, but sane. Aerys, however was completely batshit crazy, so the analogy is not apt. I like the way you give a clinical description of Hughes with official-sounding terminology and then write Aerys off as batshit crazy. BTW, the analogy was to Aerys's appearance and actions, which are pretty evocative of Hughes's. This is literature, not psychology. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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