It’s an age old story. Boy meets girl, boys loses girl, boy suffers psychotic reaction, boy forms band to sing about his experience on live TV.
I feel depressed, I feel so bad
‘Cause you’re the best girl that I ever had
I can’t get your love, I can’t get a fraction
Uh-oh, little girl, psychotic reaction
The group is Count Five singing ‘Psychotic Reaction’ and as well as being a 1960s rock n’ roll classic, it also helpfully informs us that depression is one of the most common signs of impending relapse in psychosis.
In fact, the song preceded Herz and Melville’s pioneering study, the first to report this association in the scientific literature, by at least 15 years.
Did the two psychosis researchers lead an earlier life as garage band pioneers? I think we should be told.