Analysis Of Stephen George 's ' The Britannia 's Commander And How His Illness Destroyed His Life

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On the other hand, Stephen meets with Rod Harvey, who was the Britannia’s Commander and how his illness destroyed his life. Rod said that his self - steem and self - confidence faded away, he couldn’t sleep, and had an awful feeling of desperation. Later, when Rod’s marriage was over, he started to have hallucinations. He has seeing the devil and states that he has deep bond with angels; Rod believes that there is another world parallel to this one, and that the vail is lifted when he is in a psychotic-manic state; he doesn’t regrets having this illness because having this bond with angels, all the pain and suffering is worth living. Rod takes medication to control his states. Stephen comments afterwards that he doesn’t see angels or the devil or think that he is Jesus, but he agreed with Rod that Manic- depressive people love their manic state periods, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t need help. Continuing, Stephen states that manic-depression is hand it down in families (heredity). Through some of the patients at the Cardiff Research, Stephen comprehends how families worried about passing the illness to their children. Some researchers found out that mother’s with the illness that become pregnant, are at a higher risk of having states during pregnancy that can affect the baby. The worst states of mania have been seen in post-natal mothers with hallucinations and delusions. Manic-depression capacity to destroy lives rises the awareness on earlier diagnosis, but also,

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