A Man for Others.
This "mystery" is resolved — the official conclusion that she had a manic episode and accidentally drowned is supported by a breadth of physical evidence as well as established medical opinion, which I have outlined in excruciating detail for your reading pleasure.
There are two main pieces of evidence to review: Elisa's family stated that she suffered from bipolar disorder, according to the wiki.
Let's go through the list of prescription drugs she was prescribed on p. The American Psychiatric Association recommends an anti-depressant in conjunction with a mood stabilizer and anti-psychotic for bipolar disorder treatment.
Check, check, and check. Based on the statement from her family and her prescription list, I think it's safe to say without a reasonable doubt that Elisa suffered from bipolar disorderwhich entails cycling of manic and depressive moods.
Severe mania can include psychotic featuressuch as hallucinations, delusions, paranoia, catatonia, and lack of insight.
The first primary observable suggestion that Elisa was suffering from a manic episode is the psychomotor agitation she displays in the videoespecially with her hands. Psychomotor agitation is defined as: This includes pacing around a room, wringing one's hands, uncontrolled tongue movement, and other similar actions.
This piece of evidence alone doesn't prove it, but it does strongly support the results of the toxicology report. Contrary to popular belief, the toxicology results are unlikely to be affected by Elisa's prolonged stay in the water tank she was there for 3 weeks. The toxicology report tested the blood in her heart an internal organas well as liver enzymes also an internal organ and her bile.
Blood taken from a vein in her arm, for example, would be much more likely to be affected; but that's not the way the tests were performed.
There is are tidbits on this topic buried in this article on Medscape authored by a Professor of Pathology at USC Med Schoolbut sadly, all the more specific links I've been able to find are behind a paywall.
Let's compare the toxicology results p. Venlafaxine antidepressant was present in the blood in her heart and in her liver enzymes - this suggests Elisa took this medication the day she died Bupropion antidepressant metabolites were present in the blood in her heart and in her liver enzymes - this suggests Elisa took this medication recently, but not the day she died, as only the metabolites are detected and not Bupropion itself Bupropion can sometimes cause mania in bipolar disorder.
Elisa took at least one antidepressant that day She had taken her second antidepressant and mood stabilizer recently, but not that day She had not taken her anti-psychotic recently She had no alcohol or common illegal drugs in her system There is a very strong risk of mania associated with taking antidepressants alone not in conjunction with an antipsychotic or mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder.
I think it's safe to say that the video combined with the toxicology report proves beyond a reasonable doubt that she was experiencing a manic episode at the time of her death, independent of any other drugs illegal or otherwise she may have had in her system.
Although the toxicology report did not test for date rape drugs like Rohypnol roofiesGHB, or Ketamine, this anomaly is largely a moot point since there was no alcohol ethanol found in the blood taken from Elisa's heart.
Mixture with alcohol is the most common way these date rape drugs are administered, according to Brown University. I honestly can't think of another way to administer such a drug without Elisa knowing, unless it was slipped into a non-alcoholic beverage.
However, the wiki indicates that everyone who saw Elisa that day hotel staff, the clerk at the book store asserted she was alone. Foul play theorists often complain that the police did not investigate enough, or that the police work was below par.Citations (9) Citations (9) References (72) References (72) Psychiatric nursing practice focuses on interpersonal relationships for providing care for people with mental and behavioral disorders.
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Resolved Resolved: Elisa Lam (long, link heavy) (self I realize this is not a satisfying explanation to anyone who doesn't understand mental illness, but it's very clearly what happened.
The deeper case is the bizarre correspondences between this event and its set and setting and the film Dark Water -- a film from First, read. Althusser's life was marked by periods of intense mental illness. In , he killed his wife, the sociologist Hélène Rytmann, by strangling her.
An analysis understood in terms of interdependent levels and practices helps us to conceive of how society is organized, Montag, Warren, Louis Althusser, Palgrave-Macmillan, Montag.
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