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Thursday, December 19, 2002

Michael Savage is CRAZY!!

Schizophrenia (from the DSM IV)

As many of you know, Michael Savage is the host of the nationally syndicated talk show "The Savage Nation". I have decided that he is crazy. Below are symptoms of the Paranoid Type of Scizophrenia. If you listen to the show, AT ALL, you will agree that he exhibits/expresses most of these symptoms. If you don' listen to it, catch it, and listen for clues...


Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period (or less if successfully treated):

1 delusions --yep, especially delusions of grandeur and persecution

2 hallucinations

3 disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence)---definately

4 grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior

5 negative symptoms (i.e., affective flattening, alogia, or avolition)

Note: Only one Criterion A symptom is required if delusions are bizarre or hallucinations consist of a voice keeping up a running commentary on the person's behavior or thoughts, or two or more voices conversing with each other.

Paranoid Type:

A type of Schizophrenia in which the following criteria are met:

A. Preoccupation with one or more delusions or frequent auditory hallucinations.

B. None of the following is prominent: disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, or flat or inappropriate affect.

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