‘General Hospital’ Spoilers: Nelle’s Mysterious Mental Illness – Will ‘GH’ Use it To Save Her?


General Hospital spoilers hint this summer promises plenty of intrigue and drama as Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) races against time to prove Nelle Benson (Chloe Lanier) is responsible for Carly Corinthos’ (Laura Wright) current situation.

Detective Harrison Chase (Josh Swickard) warned Michael and Dante Falconeri (Dominic Zamprogna) about Nelle’s devious ways. Could the story soon end because of this?

GH fans are keeping their fingers crossed and hoping Nelle will meet Mary Pat and Rupert at Ferncliff by summer’s end and according to a recent General Hospital spoiler in Soap Opera Digest Michael will execute a move that will trap Nelle.

Is redemption possible?

Once Nelle has received her punishment is there a road to redemption for her? General Hospital fans are outraged by her wicked behavior and see her as a reprobate incapable of any warm feelings and reeking with the stench of evil.  

Perhaps there is a reason for this. She was in a mental facility for a full year and nobody knows for what she was treated for. 

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Symptoms of a mental disorder?

Nelle shows several symptoms leading towards Factitious Disorder Imposed on Self (Munchausen Syndrome). The  Cleveland Clinic wrote:

Factitious disorder imposed on self, formerly Munchausen syndrome, is a type of mental illness in which a person repeatedly acts as if he or she has a physical or mental disorder when, in truth, he or she has caused the symptoms. Munchausen syndrome is a mental illness associated with severe emotional difficulties. 

Many people are aware of Munchausen syndrome by proxy. This causes mothers to inflict pain or sickness on their child for attention. They actually get high off the attention and sympathy from others. In some cases, the plan goes awry and the child dies.

Nelle”accidentally” killed her fiancé?

For a long while, GH viewers watch as Nelle takes pleasure in the suffering of others.  We only need to look at how much pain she has caused the Corinthos family. Could it be possible Nelle didn’t mean to murder her fiancé?

Perhaps she only wanted to watch him struggle so she could save him at the last minute, but he drowned instead. Like with mothers of children they inflicted pain on did the sick plan go bad and her fiancé died instead?

Nelle told Michael it would be foolish on her part to kill her fiancé before they were married. Her attitude towards her fiancés family was cold and ruthless.  

Michael & Chase team up to bring Nelle down

Nelle loves attention

Could she be suffering from an illness that causes her to want to inflict pain on others and to elicit sympathy for herself by fabricating her own pain and suffering?

She has repeatedly called attention to the fact she has only one kidney and how that has affected her health, but she has never appeared ill.

Brad sees through her?

General Hospitals Brad Cooper (Parry Shen) was surprised by Nelle because of her nonchalant attitude after nearly losing her baby in the fall.  She had to reassure him she would never do anything to hurt her baby.

It seemed Nelle loved the attention surrounding the fall down the stairs. Michael at her bedside around the clock Josslyn and Monica too. Nelle has been relishing in Carly’s suffering while she soaks in all of the attention. 

While Nelle pretends to have concern for the baby, her real motive was not lost on the fans.

Nelle only cares about herself 

A disturbed Nelle was willing to throw herself down a flight of stairs and risk the life of her unborn child to punish Carly and elicit sympathy from everyone in attendance at her shower. Nelle only cares about herself and that stunt proves it. 

When she came to Port Charles she struggled financially doing a lot of devious things to get her hands on cash, but it seems now all of her devious schemings have paid off.

Nelle is sitting pretty in the Quartermaine mansion with round the clock care and attention without her nemesis Carly Corinthos nowhere in sight.

Do you think Nelle can be redeemed? Most General Hospital Fans Don’t Think So.

While most GH fans will give a thumb’s down for redemption some may want to consider it because Nelle may not be responsible for her own behavior and may need Doctor Kevin Collins’ (Jon Lindstrom) assistance. If Nelle is cured, should she be entitled to redemption?

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