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    DEMENTIA Ruled our world...

    Sometimes I wonder if this is / isn't the case. Obviously some former world leaders have proven themselves to be more than " a few bricks short" but REALLY, would psychiatry truely help a Hitler?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3873339.stm

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    "The course of history might have been very different if some of the world's past leaders and dictators had seen a psychiatrists, according to doctors."

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    Well Cass, I for one, really think that Former PM Chretian really needed a doctor. He is really of his rocker.

    But if it only were that simple.

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    Wink Back Then "dementia" Was A Dirty Word..

    As with the word "ALZHEIMERS" dementia was not well know back then. You were referred to as a little crazy, or esenteric(sp).

    Only recently has DIMENTIA , ALZHEIMERS been diagnosed for what it is. Still the "A" disease is often ignored. Family member are reluctent to have a loved one diagnosed. They choose to ignore the symptoms, and call it something else..!!



    ALOHA !! FROM SAN DIEGO

    MOTTO TO LIVE BY:

    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, martini in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming.

    WOOHOO, what a ride!!!"

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    I agree Carla, totally. However, that does not make up for a Stalin or Hitler in our world of course and I would never imply that.

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    light bulb

    Quote Originally Posted by blueclouds
    Sometimes I wonder if this is / isn't the case. Obviously some former world leaders have proven themselves to be more than " a few bricks short" but REALLY, would psychiatry truely help a Hitler?

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3873339.stm
    Question: How many psychiatrists does it take to change a light bulb?
    Answer: 1, but it really has to want to change.

    I'm surprized that Ronald Reagan wasn't included in that group. Seemed like it was announced that he had Alsheimers only a few years after leaving office. Hitler had a personality disorder known as a Character Disorder. Examples of these people in ordinary life would be a lot of used car salesmen, fast talking con men, and quite a few policemen( they, like Hitler, like uniforms).

    Some leaders, I mean 3rd world tinhorn dictators, like Saddam Hussein, and Idi Amin are megalomaniacs. They're terrified of a loss of control and everything in the country has to be run by or about them. Their pictures are everywhere, as are the secret police and spys. They are sociopaths, raised in brutal environments with little love. In America, they might be found in prison for murder(s) and are referred to as unremorseful and having no conscience.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.

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    Hitler also had brain damage due to syphilis, which used to be a lot more common and was known as "the French disease"