The Schizophrenic – 1

I wonder how many of you read about David Tarloff in the New York Times a few days ago.  I was deeply affected by the news item.  David was a normal, handsome young man just about two decades ago.  And then, something happened.  We don’t know what.  But, he became a different, and difficult, person.  When his parents found it impossible to carry on with things as they were, they took David to a physician.  The physician recommended them to a psychiatrist who diagnosed that David was suffering from acute schizophrenia.

Now, some 18 years later, one could no longer call David handsome.  And, he looks a lot older than he should.  Apart from appearances, his mental condition has led him to commit a murder, of which he is only half conscious. 

Could something have been done, when David first changed, to make him go back to what he was so that, today, he could have been what he should have been – a happily married young man, with a stable job and kids, like his brother Robert?

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About kshama

I'm a writer of stories - for the young and the old, for children and adults. I write fiction and non-fiction: novels, essays, short stories... I also research on a subject very close to my heart: the education of the under-privileged. The output of some of my work - stories, novels and essays - is available at I also blog at

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