Something happens when you start adding metal and plastic to people. They start to change. And it isn't pretty.

It's called cyberpsychosis; a mental disease in which the addition of cybernetics causes an already unstable personality to fragment. At first, the victim begins to relate more to machines than to humans. Soon, he starts to ignore people- parents, friends, lovers. Eating, sleeping all become less important. Finally, human interactions begin to irritate, culminating in a terrifying rage that consumes the victim entirely. Not all cyberpsychosis manifests as rampaging violence. More subtle symptoms; compulsive lying, kleptomania, sadism, brutality, split personality, extreme, violent mood swings, and other, stranger, newer mental illnesses.



There is one way to hang out over the Edge and still keep it wired and that's therapy. The C-Swat drags you in, screaming and tearing at the walls and straps you down to the heavy metal psychatrist's couch. Probes deactivate your cybersystems one by one, while the shrink jacks your rabid psyche into the braindance. Then begins the long, aruour process of disassembling your brain and reconstructing it in a more socially acceptable form. One that doesn't get it's kicks out of eating dead bodies, for example.

Cyberpsychologists (Psychoshrinks)

These docs use combinations of braindance simulation, drugs, hypnotics, psychosurgery and aversion therapy to reconstruct damaged personalities.