We all still think of those innocent children being murdered in Newtown, Connecticut and shake our heads in disgust. How can the lawmakers and doctors allow people with issues roam the earth freely? Who is next when their delusional minds snap? What happened in Sandy Hook Elementary School? What causes someone to commit such an atrocity? These questions still go unanswered because we don’t know the why but we do know strange people. We notice that and simply write it down in a file somewhere.
Many people with psychosis do have voices in their head ,delusions that tell them to hurt people for a variety of reasons and do go on to think about random violence. It is a pre-schizophrenic profile that you see in a young person that ultimately goes over the deep end into violence. It is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by poor emotional decisions.
They knew that Adam could light matches and put the flames on his fingers and did not feel pain. What made him go from trying to harm himself to harming others? According to Dr. Russell what you see as a common thread amongst all the recent cases is a malignity sociopathically narcissistic streak in these people that goes a long with that is separate and apart from whatever mental illness they might have. This is that sense of entitlement they might have to inflict whatever their own suffering or frustration, anger or rage or whatever may be onto innocent other people.