Bold and handsome; spoilers show that there is a lot of talk about the schizophrenia of Thomas Forrester (Matthew Atkinson) in Los Angeles. It came out after the actor talked to TV Insider, but he didn’t say Thomas was schizophrenic. Only that he talked to a psychiatrist about his condition. In fact, it happened when I heard the doll’s voices just after Thomas hit his head.
Bold and beautiful spoilers – what Matthew Atkinson said about schizophrenia in
B&B spoilers show that there seems to be a consensus that Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. It happened after the actor talked to TV Insider. Although he suggested that Thomas suffered from a serious mental illness, he did not say it was schizophrenia. But let’s consider Atkinson’s exact quote as an argument,
I had a conversation with a psychologist about people with paranoid schizophrenia. I’m trying to tell a story about this character and give him as much confidence as possible.
It seems that Atkinson wanted to know what it’s like to experience auditory hallucinations and one of the most common causes is a mental disorder such as schizophrenia.
B&B spoilers – Hallucinations have several causes
Moreover, people should remember that many things can cause auditory hallucinations and that Thomas does not have the other symptoms of DSM-IV to diagnose schizophrenia. Of course, it’s a soap opera, so anything can happen. Head trauma, brain tumors, cancer, dehydration, even people with autism would have hallucinations according to the Autism Research Laboratory in Sheffield.
We’re not saying Thomas is autistic or just dehydrated. We just don’t want people to think that hearing voices automatically means schizophrenia. On the other hand, Soap doesn’t think much about how to make the plot realistic either, so schizophrenia could be the story.
Big and beautiful – does not rule out mental illness, although
The daring spoilers show that Atkinson has confirmed that Thomas suffers from a serious mental illness. That’s not surprising, given his extreme obsession with hope. It has not been confirmed whether or not hallucinations are a symptom of this specific disorder. And of course there are other mental illnesses besides schizophrenia that affect hearing, such as PTSD, bipolar disorder and even severe depression in some patients.
B&B Spoiler – head injury
When Thomas hit his head on the table, it caused these hallucinations. He never seemed to hear a voice, and if he did, he didn’t hear it on the screen. However, hallucinations usually require blunt force trauma, such as a terrible accident or a brutal attack. He seemed to hit less on the head, but mostly where he hit.
In addition, Dr. John Finnegan (Tanner Nowlan) registers other symptoms, such as not being himself, coming out within a minute, being friendly and being stuck in his head. It’s a good thing it’s a concussion that’s causing all this.
What do you think? Did the blow to the head cause hallucinations? Or did Thomas really suffer from undiagnosed schizophrenia?
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