It's not an Illness, but can become one if one is not carefully guided. However since most, and let me say MOST people have a decent filter intact,
they can and often do rule out that which makes no sense. But then they are somehow also the same people who believe in magic and Jesus Christ.
The truth is that with our freedom, we also got the ability to 'create' our own realities and quite a few live happily, blissfully and ignorantly in
their own little self created worlds. They INTERACT with the outside world, but doesn't belong as they view them selves as being a single being
looking from the outside in or apart of a unique group that allows them to express them selves.
The human mind sadly craves guidance and assurance that everything is as it should be, if they don't get that, they create it. Such is the majority
of those who believe in things that are completely outside of reality. But this in tern feeds some important elements of the human psyche. One for
instance is the need to be unique and special. So they choose what seems most interesting and start to 'adjust' their reasoning in order to make
sense of what they find to be a happy 'escape'.
It ISN'T an actual illness, but it can lead to it in the form of a twisted and distorted view of reality. Once that happens, a persons reasoning is
corrupt and damaged, making them irrational and potentially harmful to them selves and the people around them. Such as Christian or Muslim fanatics.
Interesting studies have shown that people's believe systems are no different than from those of children when they want to believe in Santa Clause.
The only difference is that, where imagination has a greater role in childhood, the adult life craves much of what's been lost during their
Since modern times, especially the growth of major metropolis environments around the world, people have developed 'unnatural' fears cause by such
things as stress.
People who have phobias, that which is an irrational fear of something hides in more and more people today. They can have fear of insects, or torn
paper, two very different ends of the spectrum, but the phobia is measured by their reactions. Stress makes a person view things differently, mentally
they cannot differentiate between what's reasonable sometimes causing them to have a mental breakdown.
For people with a deep need for believing in UFOs, Religion, or let's just say the fantastic and out of the everyday reality we live in, often are
people who are escapist. They are escaping the stress, horror and unsatisfying life they live in. Some people actually have a natural need to look for
the unexplained and try to solve it. This is a natural thing and a very good thing, but people are not always born with a correct set of tools to
filter through the massive garbage we're sorting through every day. I'm by all means NOT, REPEAT NOT saying that UFOs don't exist, because they do.
UFOs are UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS! Not actual Space Ships from another world, till proven so. When evidence start to gather on one particular case,
then people can decide through scientific analysis, just how possible it is that it's from another world. Are we alone in the vastness of the
universe? No, naturally we're not, it's ridicules to think that we'd be the only living beings suffering in the universe.
So, can Conspiracy Theorists be medicated to not be so involved in this field? Sure... You can medicate them, make them not care about it, just as
they've made drugs to help those who gamble. But all they are doing is making matters worse by CLASSIFYING this as an illness that is treatable.
It's not treatable via drugs. Verbal guidance is the only way to sort out the threads that's gotten entangled.
Group dynamics are very powerful when concentrated such as in these kinds of forums.
If you are interesting in group influences and persuasion as well as manipulation look at the ZIMBARDO experiment.