Wikipedia: "Excited delirium is a condition that manifests as a combination of delirium, psychomotor agitation, anxiety, hallucinations, speech disturbances, disorientation, violent and bizarre behavior, insensitivity to pain, elevated body temperature, and superhuman strength. Excited delirium is sometimes called excited delirium syndrome if it results in sudden death (usually via cardiac or respiratory arrest), an outcome that is sometimes associated with the use of physical control measures, including police restraint and tasers. Excited delirium arises most commonly in male subjects with a history of serious mental illness and/or acute or chronic drug abuse, particularly stimulant drugs such as cocaine. Alcohol withdrawal or head trauma may also contribute to the condition."
Along with the street drug, "bath salts," it appears yet another avenue by which humans might take on a zombie apocalypse demeanor. We're not sure yet how the zombie apocalypse goes down, but we're getting closer to some damn close facsimiles....
You have to admit, Sharon, this YouTuber, Mary Greeley does do an admirable job collecting obscure news items & otherwise censored newsmost of us don't have access to. I still think, though, that law enforcement agencies having dubbed these unexplainable public displays of abrupt psychoses Excited Delirium is too early, kind of like the annual DSM, Diagnostic & Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders now relegating even commonplace childhood attributes such as shyness as a mental illness.ReplyDelete
Now that we know (?) that it isn't a street drug cocktail of PCP & crystal meth, or bath salts, or the encroaching astrological Venus transit that's causing these zombie-like outbursts, methinks we have to look for an immediate, more definitive viral causative factor. As I said to you elsewhere, this is getting to be so 28 Days Later. Who knows anymore what they're concocting in labs.
Personally, I think it's all due to media focus. People do terrible things to each other all the time, it just takes a particularly bizarre incident like the "Miami Cannibal" to get internet buzz going, then the media shows people what they "want" to see.ReplyDelete
Though I will agree, who knows what's going on in secret government labs these days?