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If you hear voices in your dreams. (mentally ill?)

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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:37 PM
If you hear voices in your dreams, then you have a mental illness. Do you hear voices in your dreams? Which of you will step forward to be the first to admit you've got to be mentally ill since you indeed do hear voices in your dreams?

Psyciatrists can't pick and choose who is crazy when they themselves know damn well they hear voices in their heads when they are dreaming. So why wont they take the very meds they be prescribing? O, side effects from meds they know they aren't stupid enough to try to handle.

Like the other guy that said science is a lie, well I'm saying psychiatry is a sham.

I say down with psychiatry!
To the depths of hell with the actual demented psychiatrists.
Anybody follow me on this? Psychiatrists are liked unto serial torturers with their power to keep a person locked up in a mental ward against their will.

Anyone see all these commericals of medicines being advertized to having all those God damn serious side effects? It amazes me that anyone in their right mind would want to take those meds let alone be forced to take them just because some psychiatrist wants to keep them for a who knows how long in the mental ward.

Is this the kind of topic no one wants to discuss? Well I'll leave it at that. But you people need to wake up and see what's going on in the land of psychiatry and meds. You and I both know we all dream and hear voices in those dreams given in the middle of sleep, and we aint been needing any damn meds, and been doing swell enough without meds for voices. If anyone feels they are mentally ill, then they should want to take meds only if they want to. No one should be forced to take meds just because of someone's opinion about them.

Certain of you may have to face being put against your will into a mental ward to be forced to take meds. Tell me, how do you feel about that in advance before it actually happens to you. Like AIDs... it could happen to you.

Like Tupac said, "I bring the real, be a legend, breathing or dead."

[edit on 11-4-2010 by Tormentations]

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:55 PM
Hmm interesting post. Maybe I'm naive but I've never personally heard of anyone needing psychiatric drugs because they hear voices while they're dreaming. Would you mind posting a link to something with it?

I've wanted to work with people in the psychology field for a while now. Due to laziness and everyday life and such, no I haven't done it. But I'm still very curious. I hear voices in my dreams. I think that's normal ... I think heh. I dream in color and I can read in my dreams (which I have heard you can't.)

Anyhow, I would love more information on this.


posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:08 PM
Now, now. Calm down and let's examine whether psychiatry has really made claims that hearing voices while dreaming is indicative of mental illness.

Now, I don't believe they have, so I'll need to review what you are referring to. We all dream, whether we remember our dreams or not. What is a part of that a dream, and a very normal function of sleep. We see dreams in our minds, or visually. Would we say we are actively hallucinating while dreaming because we experience visual content? Of course not.

Neither is having verbal reactions in dreams abnormal. People talk in their sleep at times. This does not mean they are psychotic.

I do see where this could become problematic if, for example, the person dreaming experienced a "command" then later followed through with it. Like heard a voice telling him to ... injure himself, for example. Then, upon awakening, the person adhered to or responded to the command.

These are "command hallucinations" and can be dangerous, and can be associated with some forms of mental illness.

But just your every day run-of-the-mill ole dreams, are certainly not anything abnormal...

Don't let all these psychiatric designations get you angry or upset. I don't think they are as ominous as many believe.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:13 PM
interesting claim, hearing voices in dreams, meaning you are mentally ill

personally, the psychiatry thing... well it's a faud, a psuedo science

everything is a mental illness these days

i wouldn't be surprised if after this just the very act of SLEEPING means you are inherently mentally unstable and require intense psychological reprograming

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:13 PM
oh yeah, btw

where exactly did you get this information, cool thread and all


posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:14 PM
It is retarded because a Dream is just a picture show without people talking to you in it.

I can't think of single dream I have had that did not have some form of dialog.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:30 PM
Uh.. Everyone Talks in there dreams. where are you getting your idea from? you sound like a 12 year old Troll to me.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:34 PM
Strange , I SEE things when I dream too, as well as hear. Maybe I am double dosed with mental illness

Okay show me the meds

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:50 PM
As a lucid dreamer, my main area of interest is dream control. Many people claim that belief and expectations are all you need for dream control, but that is absolute bull. Beliefs are nothing more than archetypal structures, and they are no more special than any other archetypal structure.

I'd like to point out that the hallucinations experienced by schizophrenics are identical to hypnogogic and hypnopompic hallucinations, the stages between waking and sleep. In fact, I believe that every single person experiences the whole range of "mental illness" in their dreams.

I've come up with a few simple rules to master dream control. The first two are:
1. Everything requires your attention to exist
2. The more attention you give something, the more related detail it creates.

The two most basic failures of dream control are not enough attention on your surroundings, causing them to fall apart and the dreamer wakes, or too much attention on something, causing it to grow out of control.

It's my completely unprofessional opinion that all forms of mental illness (so called illness, not brain damage) are caused by too much attention on something, causing it to grow out of proportion, or not enough attention causing confusion. Think of it as a scale, with too much attention at one end, and not enough attention at the other. All forms of mental illness fit somewhere on that scale. It's just a matter of mismanaged attention.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:00 PM
I experience all the senses when I dream. Is this not normal? Never heard of such a thing.

For the most part I totally agree with you. Many different doctors and pysch. professionals tried to force aniti-depressants down my throat. They make me more agitated and prone to anxiety. Certainly there are people who benefit from these drugs, but it is a fact that many patients eventually quit their medication after several failed regimen attempts due to complications.

Schizophrenics do have medications that bring reality back to their lives. So it all can't be too bad. And psychotherapy, in my opinion, is a greater tool on working what ails a person mentally.

However, I could not live without xanax. My anxiety would be out of control.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:03 PM
I do in fact hear the voices of and speak to the other characters in my dreams, but I already knew I'm crazy before reading that that's allegedly an indication of mental illness.

But who cares? Sanity is overrated.


posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:07 PM
Well, they are dreaming. It seems entirely plausible that they could hear a persons voice, unless im reading the OP wrong.

posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:22 PM
May I ask who exactly said, 'If you hear voices in your dreams you have a mental illness.'?

I do and I am crazy.
I just find that statement odd.

posted on Apr, 12 2010 @ 11:10 AM
I'm glad to see that everyone seems to hear voices (and even read) in their dreams because I started to worry when I read what this thread is about. I do enough worrying things without being told this!

Hearing voices in real life is very different to hearing them in your dreams. Dreams are no more than thought processes really, and if we couldn't talk to ourselves in our heads, we'd be braindead; therefore it is only natural that we hear in our dreams I think.

Wasn't there a thing on the Televisual Device about a gentleman who, after crashing his motorbike, lost the ability to talk because following the crash his brain was damaged and he was unable to talk to himself? I think the people investigating his case showed him pictures of things like animals, and he was unable to name them properly because he didn't have the ability to say to himself 'That is a cat. Say it is a cat.' and instead he'd call it a carrot.

How would I feel being forced into a Mental Hospital of some kind against my will? I don't know, but I don't really like the sound of it. Let's hope that it doesn't come to that eh? For all of us.

As for another thing you said, I don't think Psychiatrists should take medication for having a chat while dreaming, does anyone? Do YOU?

Ramadwarf on voices in one's head and medication for it

[edit on 12-4-2010 by Ramadwarf Philes]

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