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Mental illness is real. It can be controlled, minimized, treated, diagnosed and often recovered from etc. Studies have shown through repeatable tests that it can also be induced.
First hand, personal accounts by sufferers, friends and family might at least give you cause to alter your emphatic denial that it exists...
Whose to say that the schizophrenics are the insane ones rather than the hundreds of holier than thou PHDs bowing down to Satan on this site? Let's talk about the conspiracy to distort the truth by saying that worshipping demons is a respectable thing to do but schizophrenics that hear voices are insane!
Your response indicates that you may deny the notion that PhDs involved in the occult have anything in common with schizophrenics. You then deflected your own denial onto me. I suggest you consider my comments again. Consider that people involved in the occult, academic or otherwise, have some of the same spiritual experiences as schizophrenics.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by lowki
That's an optimistic post It can also read two ways....the responses to Doctors can be seen as reassuring or dishonest. Some clinical in-patients become adept at telling physicians what they want to hear.
This sidesteps the opportunities for treatment available.
There are more functioning schizophrenics in the community than as in-patients so not all Doctors and Institutions are the enemy. I can add a link later if evidence of this is required.
Medication/ treatment often leads to normal lives. Over-confidence and quitting treatment/ meds often sees a spiral down into chaotic lives and decisions, lost jobs, homelessness. The correlation between treatment and absence of treatment is fairly clear and demonstrable.
The comment that 'schizophrenics are modern day shaman' is slightly concerning as it implies some superior spirituality is part of schizophrenia.
This is often the case in the experience of those in the midst of an episode.
From the observer's POV, superior spiritual insight is not the first thing that comes to mind.
Schizophrenia and any other mental condition shouldn't be ascribed heightened or superior values.
I honestly hope that little of this applies to you
and you are on the way to recovery
and a life as functional as any of us. Take care
Originally posted by bradleyjdiaz
Hi, I have had Schizophrenia since 2002. I was pretty much homeless and not eating for days living on the streets by choice as I did not want to work anymore.
I was burnt out and it was my blissful eternal vacation.
Somehow I survived. I am now on Zyprexa and it has made me keep a job and stay stable plus now I eat everyday. My real theory is that I got lazy, had no money therefore no food and therefore starved my mind of its essential nutients.
The Zyprexa just makes me sleep and eat a lot.
Now that i have a job I eat a lot of meat and i am sure that I get my protiens from that.
It's just physics to me.
I'm intelligent, but it has been by complaciency that attacked me.
"It was a very difficult insanity case because Mr. Kennedy was clearly mentally ill," Elmore said.