'Steps to an Ecology of Mind' by Gregory Bateson (1972)


Chapter Epidemiology of a Schizophrenia

Chapter Towards a Theory of Schizophrenia
"He might... assume that behind every statement there is a concealed meaning which is detrimental to his welfare. He would then be excessively concerned with hidden meanings and determined to demonstrate that he could not be deceived.... . If he chooses this alternative, he will be continually searching for meanings behind what people say and behind chance occurances in the environment, and he will be characteristically suspicious and defiant."