The case of "Slappy" (compulsion neurosis: Assault)

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The case of

(compulsion neurosis: Assault)

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The case of "Slappy"


Biopsychiatric labels DSM-5

Compulsion neurosis: assault. Borderline Personality Disorder


Checklist Behaviours DSM-7

assault, bullying, Lack of self-control, violence, uncontrolled anger, rage, arrogance, selfishness, pride


Insights MMPI-7


Quick Pick EDS-7.1

Complaints: I feel Unrespected. Suffers from high self-esteem.


Self-disablement EDS-7.2

Lived in asylum


Chemical imbalance EDS-7.3



Benefits EDS-7.4

Attention seeking, Pride, Praise, Honour, Fame: EDS-7.4.3

Control over others: EDS-7.4.6


Monetary EDS-7.5



Annoyance Scale EDS-7.6



Diagnostic Laws EDS-7.7

Law of Narcissistic Behaviour Choice (NBC) EDS-7.7.1.NBC

Law of Derivative Personal Benefit (DPB) EDS-7.7.2.DPB


Determine the Problem

She was a bully


Ask a Child

She is like that bully in my class who picks on me.  EDS-7.7.12.PMO


5 years later EDS-7.7.LPT

She was out of the asylum




The case of "Slappy"

Carl Jung, psychiatrist and founder of analytical psychology, a woman in committed to an asylum attacks the doctors and staff.


"Once a lady of the aristocracy came to me who was in the habit of slapping her employees including her doctors. She suffered from a compulsion neurosis and had been under treatment in a sanatorium. Naturally, she had soon dispensed the obligatory slap to the head physician. In her eyes, after all, he was only a superior valet de chambre. She was paying the bills, wasn't she? This doctor sent her on to another institution and there the same scene was repeated. Since the lady was not really insane, but evidently had to be handled with kid gloves, the hapless doctor sent her on to me. She was a very stately and imposing person, six feet tall and there was power behind her slaps, I can tell you! She came, then, and we had a very good talk. Then came the moment when I had to say something unpleasant to her. Furious, she sprang to her feet and threatened to slap me. I, too, jumped up, and said to her, "Very well, you are the lady. You hit first, ladies first! But then I hit back!" And I meant it. She fell back into her chair and deflated before my eyes. "No one has ever said that to me before!" she protested. From that moment on, the therapy began to succeed. What this patient needed was a masculine reaction. In this case it would have been entirely wrong to "go along." That would have been worse than useless. She had a compulsion neurosis because she could not impose moral restraint upon herself. Such people must then have some other form of restraint and along come the compulsive symptoms to serve the purpose." (Memories Dreams Reflections, Carl Gastav Jung, 1961 AD, p 142)



The larger picture here is the fact that her violent physical assaults were tolerated BECAUSE she was a "mental patient". A classic narcissist and a bully who chose behaviours that landed herself in an asylum… exactly where she wanted to be. She did not need a man to stand up to her, she needed anyone to stand up to her. Just like a child bully learns only after they themselves get beat up, so this person simply needed to be put in her place. We are told the reason she was in the asylum was "compulsion neurosis" which is silly scientistic sounding language for a lack of self-control. The term "Madness" literally means "those who exhibit outbursts of anger and get super MAD in a violent rage." Obviously this woman's MADNESS, was not something medical doctors should be concerned about, but jail.


I am aware of another case where a known "mental patient" walked into her pharmacy to refill her free meds. She became inpatient that there was a line up and when she was not allowed to "butt in", she walked behind the counter and started punching the cashier, who as a result was bloodied, bruised and lost a week of work. She started threatening the other 5 staff filling prescriptions behind the counter. She ranted and paced behind the counter with the entire staff keeping their distance. The police arrived and she instantly submitted to them. She was taken back to the asylum. No charges were ever laid because in the twisted world of Biopsychiatry, she couldn't control her actions and therefore was not responsible for her crime of assault.


These kinds of cases illustrate the absolute superiority of Biblical psychiatry over Biopsychiatry. The correct remedy in both these cases would be to tie the two women to a pole and allow the one's they assaulted to whip them on the front lawn of city hall. This kind of thing was done in Canada and USA in the last 50 years. However today, when it is even illegal to spank little Johnny when he sets fire to the cat for the third time, there is little hope of either "rehabilitation" of the criminal or justice to the victim. In today's anti-Christian legal system that has forgotten the 3500 year old tradition of "eye for eye" tooth for tooth" in criminal matters like this, there is little hope. However, at the very least, both women should have been charged with a crime and sent to jail. Jung's threat to punch her back, it the only appropriate remedy and it worked. So do public whippings of criminals. So do spanking of children. But you would never know, because it's been so long since anyone tried it. Jung tried it and it worked!


When she was unable to assert her control at home, she became psychotic and violent to gain the control she so craved. The only place she could gain control was in the mental hospital.


Benefits from behaviour: This illustrates the Law of Narcissistic Behaviour Choice (NBC) EDS-7.7.1.NBC  

  1. Attention seeking, Pride, Praise, Honour, Fame: EDS-7.4.3. Her violent outbursts were her way of saying, "I am important, you need to respect me, I am better than you."

2.      Control over others: EDS-7.4.6. Above all, she used her psychotic behaviours as a way to directly control others.


Diagnostic laws that are seen illustrated in the case of "Slappy":

1.      In an effort to be in control, she calculated that the cost of living in an asylum was worth the benefit, if she was able to be in control.

2.      She had quantified the cost/benefit ration of her two options:

a.      1. Living in luxury at home with no control.

b.      2. Living in the asylum with control.

c.       She valued the luxury less than the power she valued highly.

3.      This illustrates the Law of Derivative Personal Benefit (DPB) EDS-7.7.2.DPB 


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