Scrooge: Post-traumatic Embitterment Disorder

Scrooge: Post-traumatic Embitterment Disorder

Was Scrooge's bitterness an actual mental disorder? And was his visitation by the ghosts of the past, present and future his subconscious mind's attempt at DIY psychotherapy? Or did he merely spike his pot of gruel with a little mind-altering something-something?

Image Caption: Scrooge with a very demonic Ghost of Christmas Future. Illustration by Arthur Rackham, 1867-1939. (Culture Club/Getty)

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Topics in this Podcast: consciousness, psychology, greed, human behavior, Christmas