Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett, was most widely known for being the main front man of the original Pink Floyd, but very few know his legacy and why he left in the first place.  Since he was a young boy, he always showed signs of creativity, and was idiosyncratic in almost all of the activities that he took part in. During his time in the band, he was consistently showing signs of awkward and erratic behavior, which when combined with the immense amounts of drugs that were ingested by the band and the generation as a whole.  The hallucinogens were what really turned sour for Syd however, as he was unsure of what he felt as far as being famous and successful, he was driven to the extremes of  taking copious amounts of  LSD, and on one particular occasion was said to have taken LSD every day for a week.  This, along with the newly found evidence supporting LSD bringing out a genetic predisposition to schizophrenia, have supported his first diagnosis of schizophrenia. Since the 1960;s when he was first diagnosed with it, the definition of schizophrenia has changed, as antisocial behavior, one of the main symptoms was not a symptom then, and is one of the most telling ones now, along with delusions, hallucinations, erratic behavior.

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2 years ago
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This was very insightful in that it was both informative, humorous, and entertaining

2 years ago
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10/10

2 years ago
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This was very interesting and had a lot of good research (Sophie and Morgan)

2 years ago
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I like the information given but there's no real connection to the required information, not proving the evaluation, if one was really given, that he had schizophrenia.