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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 16, 2018, 10:08 PM

12. Emotions are what drive many of our actions and emotions are not logical...

I'm just spinning a story and I know nothing about either patient but if I had to guess with your patient with Gangrene, likely mental illness plays a role. And with your cancer patient fear and shock may as well. People don't act logically when strong emotions at at the helm. I've battled milder depression and anxiety for a long time and while I've never been to the point where I've made decisions that would have ended my life, I have certainly engaged in a lot of self destructive behaviour, and I'm a smart cookie. You may see the physical damage, but the emotional state of the person is sadly invisible but a far better indicator of what action they will actually take than all the visible signs in the world.

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