How does God expect us to handle mental illness like psycosis and psycopathy?

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First, psychosis is merely a symptom of certain psychiatric and physical problems and IS IN NO WAY related to psychopathy or sociopathy.

Psychosis is a detachment from reality characterized by the sufferer believing things that are not only untrue and not in keeping with any religious or cultural tradition, but cannot be disproved no matter how much evidence to the contrary is presented to the sufferer. People who are psychotic also experience disordered thinking and if severely psychotic can experience hallucinations.


Psychopathy, on the other hand, is a total lack empathy for others, distinguished by a pattern of callous disregard for their rights.


As to how God expects us to deal with his;


Psychopaths are untreatable, and generally become more manipulative and cunning when treated by psychiatric professionals. The best way to deal with them is sending them to prison when they commit a crime (generally they commit fraud on a regular basis).


Patients who are psychotic need care, attention and medicine. They need to be treated as human beings who are suffering profoundly.


God, I suppose, doesn't care if you don't appreciate the least of your brothers, care for them, or that you get upset that you have to share a world with them and their problems. He expects you to handle the mentally ill as he expects you to handle everyone else- as you would Him.
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