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The Neuropsychology of Dick Cheney

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Neuropsychology of Dick Cheney:


Dick Cheney's Diagnosis:

Regarding Dick Cheney's diagnosis, we are dealing with a complex case because, unlike President Bush, Cheney has a normal IQ. He is actually able to read and he is extremely controlling-- he keeps track of every thing. Unlike bush, he is introverted; he does not enjoy social gatherings. He is very protective of himself; he does not put himself in situations in which he might be strongly confronted. Therefore the information about the real Dick Cheney is hard to come by.

I am going to do my diagnostic work-up of Cheney based upon an article that was printed on the net last march.

"Dick Cheney's Suite Demands
Veep's "rider" requires Sprite, 68 degrees, TVs tuned to Fox News MARCH 23--

After posting the performance contracts of artists like Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, and U2, The Smoking Gun has finally obtained the backstage demands of a real rock star. That's right, below you'll find a copy of Vice President Dick Cheney's standard "tour" rider. The document is provided to hotels where Cheney will be bunking and lists how the Republican pol's "Downtime Suite" needs to be outfitted. While the vice president's requests are pretty modest (no extract-the-brown-M&M demands here), Cheney does like his suite at a comfy 68 degrees. And, of course, all the televisions need to be preset to the Fox News Channel (what, you thought he was a Lifetime devotee?). Decaf coffee should be ready upon his arrival along with four cans of caffeine-free Diet Sprite. And when Cheney is traveling with his wife Lynne, the second family's suite needs an additional two bottles of sparkling water. Mrs. Cheney's H2O should be either Calistoga or, curiously, Perrier, a favored beverage of French terrorism appeasers. The document, prepared by the vice president's advance team, was obtained by TSG after it was provided to a hotel employee prior to a Cheney visit. When we asked Cheney spokesperson Jenny Mayfield about the document's reference to gifts that hotels might leave in the suite for the vice president, she told us she was unable to address that question since she had not seen the "downtime requirements" rider (she asked for a copy, which we declined to provide in advance of its publication here). At our source's request, we've blacked out the handwritten name and Washington, D.C. phone number of a Cheney staffer. As for the notations regarding extra lamps, specific newspapers, and a carafe, it is unclear whether they were added by an advance team staffer or a hotel official."


I heard this story the next day on the radio and T.V. and there was no refutation of the story by Cheney's office. This clearly shows that the vice president is suffering from Obsessive compulsive disorder. All human beings have some routines but compulsions are totally different behaviors, they are difficult to change and small modifications in them cause outrage. Most OCD sufferers are high achievers, however once they get to this point their condition gets mixed with paranoia. They are usually moralistic and religious but stingy and frugal.

As patients, they are a total pain in the neck. Their fear of medication prevents them from taking antidepressants which is the best category of medicine in treating them. They are usually perfectionist, self critical and critical of others. Probably the most important point is that their spouses are usually outgoing, extroverted and submissive. For a control freak like Cheney there is nothing nicer than a clueless partner like George Bush.

Recently I posted an article on the neuropsychology of George Bush. There were a lot of responses to the article, mostly nice and some quite harsh. Some of my critiques, had focused on the unintentional grammatical errors in the article .I would like to thank you for your encouragements and kind words. I should also thank all those who criticized the grammatical errors. I promise to be more careful next time, and make sure that there is a better editing. However, I hope every one is kind enough to keep in mind that English is my fourth language, and although I have lived in the U.S for thirty one years, I do make grammatical errors and this handicap is going to be with me as long as I am alive .Please remember that if you learn a second language in adult life you never lose accent and never incorporate fully the new language. My republican friends should remember that my Ph.D. is in psychology not English and your problem is George Bush not me. My grammatical errors are minor irritants .George Bush's errors cause people to die.

One last point that I should make is that I stand behind my analysis and conceptualization of Bush's neuropsychological problems, and will be happy to debate that topic any time any where.

 

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I was born and raised in Tehran Iran .I came to the U.S in 1976 to study psychology. With time decided to hang my hat here and became a U.S. citizen. My areas of interest in psychology are varied. However I mostly work with stroke patients. I (more...)
 

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