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So, some of my thoughts on Andrew’s behaviour and meds, spoilers
We know he’s diagnosed as psychotic. We know everyone thinks
he’s a sociopath. We also know he’s not actually a sociopath, because Neil
figures it out in the third book when he asks why Andrew doesn’t correct them
when they say he’s a sociopath.
And I actually reckon that he’s not psychotic either, he’s
been misdiagnosed. But see, being psychotic isn’t an actual mental illness.
Yes, in casual use, we might say that a psychotic person is crazy, is violent,
is dangerous, etc, but actual psychosis that Andrew is diagnosed with? Is a
Being psychotic means that he interprets things different –
usually that means hallucinations or delusions. And we know from Andrew’s past
that he has no delusions or hallucinations, he had adults who didn’t believe him.