Originally posted by Evil_Santa
reply to post by DerepentLEstranger
I'm sorry to hear about such a traumatic childhood, and I have experiences with similar parental figures - my mom was a borderline sociopath with
hardcore narcissistic and manipulative tenancies.
You should know that sociopaths don't have a definitive diagnosis in the DSM and they fall into the anti-social personality disorder category which
has traditionally been considered untreatable, however recent studies using neurofeedback (retraining how brainwaves function) is showing extremely
promising results towards treating this disorder.
The link below goes over 13 individuals who went through 80 - 120 sessions, and 12 of the 13 showed significant improvements (50% or better on
psychotic symptoms) in personality testing, after neurofeedback therapy.
What i'm saying is that the field of neurology and psychology is rapidly advancing using objective based tests to measure abnormal ways that the brain
functions, and this data is being applied through objective based therapy to treat conditions without drugs or talk therapy. ODD is a legitimate
disorder, but unless one is trained in how-to diagnose someone based on an all-encompassing picture of that person's behavior (which is almost
impossible in a 60 min interview) just reading the symptoms and applying a diagnosis of a condition can be given to just about anyone. Everyone shows
symptoms of just about anything that's listed in the DSM, but it's when those symptoms become a focus point of a person's life, and causes them
significant duress due to it, does it become a disorder.
edit on 28-8-2012 by Evil_Santa because: (no reason given)
i'm aware that "sociopaths don't have a definitive diagnosis"
i've had bibliophilia since i learned how to read: daddy's library remember?
sociopath is what came closest, my original diagnosis was monster,
based on the innescapable conclusion that dad was a murderer and if i wasn't carefull
i'd be the next member of the family to get it.
as for trauma...
i simply swore to myself that i wasn't going to be a victim, period.
in any case i was raised by my grandma
most of my childhood, i only lived with dad a couple of years when i was 6
alas, that neurofeedback stuff [studied it back in the late 70's early 80's.
you do know that a lot of that stuff was more related to Psi-research?]
comes too late for dad, he made the mistake of demanding that grandma, on her deathbed,
[according to the doctors and they were wrong like 20 times too] "hurry up and die already"
not knowing witnesses including myself were entering the ICU.
well grandma came back from it and told him she'd be burying him
6 months later it all came true
she outlived him by 2 years
and none of those witnesses/relatives who'd called me crazy
since i was a kid for telling them what was what re dad
ever said sorry
oh well, at least they've never called me crazy again
i see you've been searching for understanding re your mom
similar story here
but went beyond the psych books into shamanism and psychonautics
my specialization [ in psych.] is Metamorphosis or as you'd call it MPD and the nature of identity
though i never fully dissasociated, once upon a time, i was 5 people at once,
perhaps because i used method acting as a springboard
so take it from one who knows
you cannot be Objective about the Subjective
nor will Mind, Imagination, the Soul, or Spirit
ever show up on a scope, only secondary resonance effects within the brain
again, until you make the inner journey, you wont find true answers
just their shadows on the wall of the cave
look up dialectic materialism: the neuroscientific view is amazingly similar
sort of like a repackeged version
toss in genetic predestination [eugenicist tripe]
and its almost as if the 21st century is going to be a repeat of the 20th
concerning parapolitics and ponerology
edit on 28-8-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit and comment
this neurfeedback stuff you linked looks promising
basically the patient is being guided to heal him[her]self
instead of being "fixed" according to some arbitrary [and changing] standard
edit on 28-8-2012 by DerepentLEstranger because: added edit and