Flipping Out: What Drives People To A Mental Breaking Point?
It sure seems like there have been quite a few dramatic, high-profile meltdowns lately. There's the Jet Blue Pilot who lost it in midair, the filmmaker behind Kony 2012 who ended walking the streets of San Diego naked, and the 43 year old former student who went on a shooting rampage at a small Oakland college that left seven people dead. So what is it that drives some people do a breaking point, what is going on in their heads when they act out, and what happens afterwards?
Dr. Michael Leslie, psychiatrist in the Clinical Evaluation Center at McLean Hospital and Instructor at Harvard Medical School