Edward (Teddy) Daniels also known as Andrew Laeddis, the main character in the psychological movie, Shutter Island, suffers from an extreme form of schizophrenia. Andrew is both addicted to alcohol and his work, this is shown in the movie when he comes home late in the evening and as soon as he comes home he opens a cabinet an...
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...uilt. His walls are not strong and he poses a threat to himself and the people around him on the island.
Overall Andrew behaves as a normal adult at all times. He does not make weird faces, is not overly a reserved or a recluse person, and is able to articulate his ideas clearly even though they are his delusions. In addition to his delusions, Andrew is known to have extreme hallucinations with the right trigger. As I previously mentioned, he can become derailed when near large bodies of water, when he hears certain types music, or when there are simply too many flashes of light around him. His ups and downs are determined by his own personal mental tempo, so they are not easy to predict. His lifestyle with this form of schizophrenia also involves some extremely violent flashes of anger toward other patients onto who he projects his own past horrors and mistakes.
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