k so Thought™ you know that body!swap trope where ppl swap minds for x amount of time in a way that’s actually just personality+memory swapping - i’m talking stargate, x files, freaky friday mind!swap into each other’s body kinda deals.
now, what if there was an actual mind!swap where the personality of one person was “downloaded’ into someone else’s mind but the chemical balances and synaptic connections etc etc were the same as the original personalities and they were mentally ill or neurodivergent
so you have the personality of a mentally healthy person in a mentally ill mind so the personality has to deal w impulsive thoughts and stimming and blurred concentration and any other number of things and they have absolutely no clue how to manage any of these symptoms bc they’ve never been expose to them
so the entire narrative is them trying to do things they used to do in the blink of an eye like get out of bed or not think of pink elephants or hold a conversation from beginning to end without losing their train of thought and and them being all fuck off this is total bullshit
and bc this character is a scientist of some shit that’s how they swapped in the first place when they get their original brain back they spend the rest of their life plotting out the physiological symptoms of mental illnesses and non-typical brain functions so that ppl can look at scans of a brain and be like, yo this bit is the wrong colour that means they’ve got x or this bit is smidged and this other bit is bleeped so that means y+u instead of this weird contextual diagnosis system plus trial and errors for medication system we’ve currently got