Originally posted by bhornbuckle75
I'd probably agree with that quote, in the sense that we all have certain levels of pathological issues to deal with....having none at all would
basically mean you weren't human!
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critical shutdown in level 3 left frontal complex...eroooor....shhhutdo
but seriously though I just had a thought,
when people are tested for schizophrenia what standards are they measured against?
here's my angle -
say a schizophrenic person goes in for the test and is measured against a standard which is based on an average from a pool of people who don't have
How then can one appropriately evaluate the effects of schizophrenia on 'the mind' (as a general term) if the "thing" which is being termed
schizophrenia can only happen to schizophrenic minds.
This leads me to another question which is how can we know that what we are deeming extreme levels of pathology attributed with what we term
schizophrenics, is indeed extreme at all for someone with schizophrenia.
In other words while we may know that a 'normal' mind would be extremely pathological attempting to function as a schizophrenic mind would; how do we
know that schizophrenic minds don't have the same levels of pathology as a normally functioning mind & that its not the scale by which we are
measuring the minds instead which is incorrect.
I think I'm going to dig around a bit and see what I can find out with regards to the tests/evaluations & how its all done, whether my theory has legs
or not..should be interesting.
edit on 10/6/11 by B.Morrison because: (no reason given)