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Originally posted by stellawayten
Okay, I'm hesitant but here goes....
He says there is going to be a huge meteor that will hit the earth with a bunch of smaller ones following it.
He says he thinks something is going to happen on the day of the superbowl... not sure.
He says that God is really an alien. He now believes in God, reads the Bible and prays every day.
There was much more but these are the ones that really stick out in my mind.
Originally posted by spikey
reply to post by Crimelab
If you pressure a lifelong atheist/agnostic in to following some spiritual path you laid out for him while he is in an obviously weakened state of mind and body.... That is sick.
They do it to babies all the time.
The symptoms of bipolar disease include the presence of extreme emotions. This can include periods of high activity and then periods of extreme lows. The high active periods involve the patient getting very little rest, being agitated and the patient may be in constant motion unable to calm down.
The low periods can involve times of severe depression or violent outbursts. These extreme emotions can lead a patient to have a psychotic break with reality and be unable to function because of the disease. The proper diagnoses needs to make in order to determine if a patient has bipolar disease or another form of mental illness. A patient should have someone close to them document their day to day emotional responses in order to get a good idea about the regularity of changing emotions.
Originally posted by NewlyAwakened
Originally posted by kallisti36
Was there any objective test they did that could confirm without a doubt that he has bi-polar disorder? Or did they diagonse him simply based on the way he was acting?
That is the only test they have in psychiatry.
I mean, they have all sorts of "tests", but ultimately that's what it boils down to.
This is something that confuses all those who speak of "qualified mental health professionals" and the like but who have never actually been psychiatrically treated themselves.
Psychiatric labels are arbitrary. They are names of patterns. In general medicine, there is a distinction between a disease (such as one's body being invaded by flu virus) and the symptoms (fever, sore throat, etc.). In psychiatry, there is no such distinction. The diseases are the symptoms. They are debated bureaucratically and politically in board rooms, until finally people agree on them and publish a new edition of the DSM.
When you become interested in psychology, and start reading books on it new and old, you find a world of difference between the old school psychoanalysts and modern "diagnostic" psychiatry. And then you realize that the fact that the former is considered "discredited" and the latter is respected is indicative of a severe sickness in our civilization, because just the opposite should be the case.
edit on 1-2-2011 by NewlyAwakened because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by stellawayten
OMG!!! I forgot to tell yall about one of the weirdest things that happened. I wasn't going to post this because I was trying to keep things as private as possible but I have to if I'm to tell this story. My husband is a firefighter. The first night in the hospital he had what he calls a 'dream' (what the docs would call a delusion) that there was a fire in the hospital. He broke down the wall and woke his 'neighbor' up saying that there was a fire. They took him down and gave him a couple of injections. He says that in this 'dream' he really smelled smoke.
When the maintenance guys came to fix the wall the next day they said that the spot where he broke a whole in the wall was bad wiring that had arched.... basically they said that the whole place may have burnt down if he wouldn't have done that.
I know it sounds crazy. My husband said that if he wasn't the one that had done it he wouldn't have believed it himself. Just writing it makes me think "no one will believe this".
Originally posted by IAMIAM
That is the Spirit at work and you should be praying yourself to have such an experience.