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number 6 and mental illness

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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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has any one ever heard the connection between the number 6 and mental illness? i read that most people with mental illness particularly schizophrenia dislike or despise the number six. i heard that it is even used sometimes in diagnosis. the doctor ill ask if there is any particular number the patient hates and almost always they say the number six. why would this be? got me very curious. any thoughts?




posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: HODOSKE

Any source, or just anecdote? Good thread though.


Maybe "6" is the number of months doctors say remission would occur, causing the other personalities to feel threatened and thus inducing a dread at that particular number?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: HODOSKE

It is the number of man and the number of the beast; no other motive than that for me. Of itself I don't dislike the number, but there is no getting away from the fact God is using that number for a specific purpose as we know from its use "666" in St John's "Revelation".

Are yo familiar with the British series called "The Prisoner"? The name of the main character is Number 6. It is a well good series and very surreal, linked to the clandestine world of spying and espionage, loaded with paranoia. It is running on British Free TV at the moment and I am loving it. On at 9pm this evening, must remember.

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The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series[2] first broadcast in Canada beginning on September 6, 1967 then in the United Kingdom on 29 September 1967 and in the USA on June 1, 1968.[3] It stars and was co-created by Patrick McGoohan, and combines spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.[2] The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and held prisoner in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although the show was sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the U.S.), its combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching influence on science fiction and fantasy TV programming, and on narrative popular culture in general.[4]


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Be seeing you


EDIT: My alias here is quite literally revolved 6 to 9 and named after the Beatles' "White Album" track "Revolution Number 9" for this very reason. I turned the 6 upside down with all its connotations.


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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:46 PM
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a reply to: HODOSKE

I think if you dislike or despise any number or letter you've probably got a few issues. I wonder if they go through the numbers one by one or go in with the big 6?



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:48 PM
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a reply to: HODOSKE
Uh no sorry, disliking a number is not any part of diagnosing schizophrenia. Hating a particular number is more of a obsessive compulsive type thing or even a symptom of paranoid personality disorder (suspicion that an abstract thing is causing harm).

If schizophrenics hate the number 6 it's probably because someone said it repeatedly while trying to exorcise "demons" out of them.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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Hmmm. I haven't heard about this theory before. I know in the last few years debates have been ongoing in the mental health field that Schizophrenia and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder often occur together (debate is about what % of which disorder is dominate.)

Some OCD sufferers manifest with number or counting fixations to relieve anxiety - maybe because the number 6 has negative meanings in some religions...just speculation.

Now I am curious!



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:34 PM
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I actually saw this brought up on an episode of Dr. Phil just the other day. He was interviewing the young man who killed and face chewed the couple in Florida. Obviously, the man had a psychotic break. Dr. Phil asked him which number, from 1-9 bothered him, if any. Dr. Phil wrote down "6" on a piece of paper. The young man said, I don't like 6. Dr. Phil showed him what he had written down before he even said anything.

Dr. Phil explained that people with OCD and other mental illnesses frequently do not like the number 6 for some reason, and it is a way to diagnose. If you believe Dr. Phil. But it was the first time I had ever hear of anything like this.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 02:53 PM
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originally posted by: dixiecracker
I actually saw this brought up on an episode of Dr. Phil just the other day. He was interviewing the young man who killed and face chewed the couple in Florida. Obviously, the man had a psychotic break. Dr. Phil asked him which number, from 1-9 bothered him, if any. Dr. Phil wrote down "6" on a piece of paper. The young man said, I don't like 6. Dr. Phil showed him what he had written down before he even said anything.

Dr. Phil explained that people with OCD and other mental illnesses frequently do not like the number 6 for some reason, and it is a way to diagnose. If you believe Dr. Phil. But it was the first time I had ever hear of anything like this.


Might be an idea if we don't get too fixated about judging people on the basis of their number preferences. If it was that easy then we would have no need of Psychiatrists and could rely on Sesame Street's Big Bird to tell us who is mentally ill.

I think also it is not too good an idea as over 1 billion plus people on the planet (and still growing) know that "666" is in the Bible. Perhaps all the people that believe this are mentally ill? Well done for handing discriminating thug DEVILS another delusional hate argument to use like they use anti Semitism.



Better pull those diapers up. You got a lot of learning to do if you are so gullible and naive you even entertain crap like that.

Ohhh, you haven't!!! Come her, let Mommy clean it up, lol




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posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 03:17 PM
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When I heard they raised the retirement age to 66, I got pretty upset. Now they raised it to sixty seven, I am even more upset. So toss seven in with the six too.



posted on Mar, 16 2017 @ 10:03 PM
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It doesn't surprise me that some would suggest there may be something to 6 and mental health.

I recall from my interest in Pythagorean numerology the numbers 6/9 carry weight in existential spheres.Esoterically, this idea can appear as reflection of our collective unconscious.Individuals trying to cope better with the challenge of understanding duality when working towards a healthy balance in our inner and outer world.

One can quickly find themselves in over their head exploring magical thinking, losing one's sanity is a very real risk going down that path. Looking back, dealing with not knowing my own condition and subsequent diagnosis, kept me feeling like a chicken running around with its head cut off.No rest for the wicked, lol.

Seriously though, growing up isn't easy.I never looked at 6 being ominous, but this thread brings to mind the 6th day of creation from a biblical perspective.The almighty creating living creatures of all kinds, man, male and female.Seventh day depicting God resting.Well, growing into and maturing as an adult can be hell at times.

I feel that once someone hits a certain point spiritually, they are able to rest or a enjoy peace of mind that comes from being more fully human.(As opposed to living like animals).

This thread makes me wonder if those in other cultures have noticed a similar observation between a number and mental health...



posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 01:35 AM
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Ut oh I was born in June.



posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 01:36 AM
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ad nauseum redux.
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posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 01:37 AM
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An 666 just drives crazies...dare I say it.... crazy...

Wait a minute...666 is the sign of the devil, most religious people see this number as evil...which means most religious people are crazy...OK OP I get your point...lol

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posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 08:20 AM
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a reply to: HODOSKE

I always thought the number 6 sounded like sicks. Makes me wonder if people with that lifepath # are affected as well.

The number 4 I do know, means death in parts of asia. They tend to stay away from that one.



posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 08:23 AM
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I could have sworn the dreaded number was 13.

In all honesty I think an adversity to any number or thinking any number is bad would be a sign of mental illness.



posted on Mar, 17 2017 @ 08:52 AM
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What a silly theory, if you asked anyone brought up around a Christian environment, a very high percentage would say 6 because of the association with evil. Why do you think there is a tv show the 700 club?

Go into any casino and there are slot machines with lucky 7s - not too many would play lucky 6s.



posted on Mar, 18 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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I have schizophrenia never had any delusions revolving around the no. 6 or any number for that fact. I was always more worried about the fillings in my teeth picking up radio waves from the CIA.



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