Sunday, January 8, 2017

Finally, We Know Why He Was Wandering Around Loose

Mr. Santiago’s family said he reported hearing voices and had other hallucinations, but said he was never given a diagnosis of PTSD. In November, he walked into an F.B.I. office in Alaska and told agents that his mind was being controlled by a United States intelligence agency.
“The delusions, the hallucinations are far more consistent with psychosis than PTSD,” said Dr. Donald C. Goff, a psychiatrist at New York University and a leading expert on schizophrenia. “So is the timing of the onset.”....
After telling the F.B.I. in November that his mind was being controlled, Mr. Santiago was taken to a civilian psychiatric hospital. The law prevents patients from being held involuntarily if they are not an imminent threat to themselves or others. Mr. Santiago was released after four days.
If you've read my book My Brother Ron, you won't be surprised to hear this.  Order a copy for your local library.  They love getting serious books donated.

1 comment:

  1. So far as I can tell his overseas service was as a support guy for an aviation unit, which means he probably never heard a shot fired in anger. PTSD? Don't think so.