Originally posted by Darkblade71
Originally posted by dayve
Alotta schizo's posting on here...... Interesting...
Not everyone who hears things are schitzo
There are several classifications of schizotypes.
Note; Schizotypy isn't necessarily a 'bad' thing.
There is such a state as "Healthy" Schizotypy:
Although aiming to reflect some of the features present in diagnosable mental illness, schizotypy does not necessarily imply that someone who is
more schizotypal than someone else is more ill. For example, certain aspects of schizotypy may be beneficial. Both the Unusual experiences and
Cognitive disorganisation aspects have been linked to Creativity and academic achievement. Jackson proposed the concept of ‘benign schizotypy’ in
relation to certain classes of religious experience, which he suggested might be regarded as a form of problem-solving and therefore of adaptive
value. The link between positive schizotypy and certain facets of creativity is consistent with the notion of a "healthy schizotypy", which may
account for the persistence of schizophrenia-related genes in the population despite their many dysfunctional aspects.
I encourage those unfamiliar with, or biased against Psychological classifications to educate yourselves.
"Crazy" is not a clinical designation, but a societal perception.
in some ways, considering the creative aspects associated with healthy subjects, could
be like having Synesthesia
which is actually quite a wonderful and fascinating condition.
Thus, it's very possible a schizotype like Schizotypal Personality Disorder, and even Schizophenia may be involved. There are orders of magnitudes to
these with high functioning subjects, and as described above 'healthy' Schizotypy.
The magical thinking pursued and admitted by OP regarding OBE and such would point to common Schizotypy, but, this isn't a diagnosis, just an informed
If OP or anyone is curious, there are free clinics that offer clinical interviews that may give a more focused diagnosis. This can also be done with
any physician one feels comfortable with, usually referred by your GP.
There are some genetic markers that do indeed present for Schizophrenia if one wants to go that route as far as testing goes.
Most people, unless conditions interfere with their lives, are happy to stay blissfully ignorant, many even attaching religious, or some sort of
metaphysical attribution to their conditions.
To each their own.
edit on 25-10-2012 by Druscilla because: (no reason given)