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PCIntern

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Mon Feb 26, 2024, 07:00 AM Feb 26

Decompensation: [View all]

I firmly believe that in addition to his clear loss of acuity, you-know-who is experiencing Decompensation. All those years of building glass houses and now the rocks are shattering the panes. What follows is a textbook excerpt of what decomposition is:

“The term "decompensation" refers to when a bodily structure or system, previously in balance (compensated), becomes unbalanced (decompensated), causing symptoms to appear. The term implies a structural fragility, a potential imbalance, which was previously compensated and then suddenly is no longer so, following destabilizing circumstances.

In medicine, decompensation is a general term used to describe a variety of situations. Decompensation can be, for example, cardiac, metabolic, respiratory, or psychological in nature. In each case, it is a question of the breakdown or functional deterioration of an organ, an organism or a psychological structure.

Mental decompensation is therefore a breakdown of the psychic balance in a person following an emotional crisis, traumatic event, etc. It can imply a break with reality and most often occurs after the fact, once the "danger" has been averted.

Decompensation can occur in mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or chronic hallucinatory psychosis and can also affect people with neurosis and/or depression. However, it can also occur in people without any mental health conditions. “

This guy has so overstated his attributes and overstepped normal boundaries with relative impunity, that he is ripe for collapse. What we see is the public display: we cannot begin to imagine what it must be like in private. Throwing ketchup-filled plates at the wall is the least of it, you can be sure of that.

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