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Real-Life 'Vampire' Is Addicted To Drinking Blood & Has Multiple Personalities, Doctors Say

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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:39 PM
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By: Megan Gannon, News Editor
Published: 02/08/2013 03:46 PM EST on LiveScience


In a chilling case report, doctors in Turkey have described what they claim to be a real-life vampire with multiple personalities and an addiction to drinking blood.

The 23-year-old married man apparently started out slicing his own arms, chest and belly with razor blades, letting the blood drip into a cup so he could drink it. But when he experienced compulsions to drink blood "as urgent as breathing," he started turning to other sources, the doctors said.

The man, whose name and hometown were not revealed in the report, was arrested several times after stabbing and biting others to collect and drink their blood. He apparently even got his father to get him bags of the ghastly drink from blood banks, according to the report released today (Feb. 8) by the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. The case study was published last fall




Apparently the man who was the focus of this paper has been through and wittnessed a gruesome series of viscioulsy violent events. These events and other stressors in his life caused him to develop a dissociative identity disorder.
Maybe becoming a vampire as a coping mechanism for dealing with witnessing repeated violent bloody episodes makes sense.




Real- Life 'Vampire' Is Addicted To Drinking Blood & Has Multiple Personalities, Doctors Say
Real life vampire who stabs and bites others is addicted to drinking their blood and his own, doctors say
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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 06:57 PM
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He is not a real life vampire. He is a real life whack-a-doo. He needs medication and maximum supervision.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 07:01 PM
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What is the medical terminology for his condition(s)?

Sadomasochitic schizophrenia?

Forgot where multiple personality and self-mutilation fall...



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 07:02 PM
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Originally posted by TFCJay
He is not a real life vampire. He is a real life whack-a-doo. He needs medication and maximum supervision.


Medication and supervison defininitely, but I personally would like to see them force him to wear a cape all the time. Do they make strait-jacket capes?
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posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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He may be a whackadoo, but he seems to be a vampire all the same.

I assume it must be a psychological addiction, right? I mean, I wonder if there is a physical addiction...



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 07:05 PM
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Medication only puts a band aid on it by making him unable to hurt anyone. But it's too costly in my opinion.

Instead we should explain to him how totally absurd and preposterous this all actually is.
Get out the books, and argue it with him until he accepts reality.

How do we know for sure this approach won't work?
I am afraid people are letting this guy get the wrong sort of "attention" from this.



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 07:09 PM
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Originally posted by dashen

Originally posted by TFCJay
He is not a real life vampire. He is a real life whack-a-doo. He needs medication and maximum supervision.


Medication and supervison defininitely, but I personally would like to see them force him to wear a cape all the time. Do they make strait-jacket capes?
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WIN!



posted on Feb, 11 2013 @ 07:59 PM
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What a bizarre case but then his whole life sounds like something out of a bad novel.

Frenzied attacks by his mother when he was a teen.

Watching his mate cut off some fellas head and cock,not exactly an everyday occurance.Presumably his pal intended to kill and mutilate this guy so if he was present he surely must have known they were there with violent intent.

If you set out to kill someone you don't just take along a mate for a laugh,it suggests a life familiar with violence.

His daughter dying was probably the tipping point and his father getting him blood gives the impression his father has some connection to the medical world.

If he can't remember anything between 5 and 11 it sounds like his multiple persnalities,DID began at an early age.

How do you treat somebody with multiple personalities ??

Beyond medication and supervision is there any point giving 'him',the main personality therapy if he isn't aware of the blood addicted persona,does talking to him have any effect on the vampiric personality ??

Do you have to treat each personality as seperate people to begin with or do you focus on the main persona and cure them all ??

Maybe heavy sedation,a padded cell and a remote secure asylum would be his future



posted on Feb, 12 2013 @ 10:59 AM
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This isn't that surprising. Don't they have blood rituals to this day in many cultures?

Personally, the metallic taste isn't my cup of um tea, but if the provider of blood has given consent, then to each their own.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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Link To Article: merticus.com...

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
An overview of modern vampirism for the general public
By Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
www.atlantavampirealliance.com...

The above article was written in part as a response to the following study cited in the Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics and the subsequent media frenzy about "real vampires" in Turkey this past week. To explain the matter in more simplistic terms:

The "vampire" from Turkey = Apple
The "sanguinarian & psychic 'real' vampires" who comprise the Vampire Community/Subculture = Orange
*Though to the general public we're most often dismissed outright and lumped together under the "Fruitcake" umbrella - hence the article: "Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us - An overview of modern vampirism for the general public" - www.atlantavampirealliance.com...

‘Vampirism’ In A Case Of Dissociative Identity Disorder & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; 2012 - Issue 81: Pages 322-323
Link: www.alphagalileo.org...

Full PDF: www.researchgate.net...

It should be noted that ‘Clinical Vampirism’, ‘Autovampirism’, and ‘Renfield’s Syndrome’ do NOT appear in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV + TR; 1994/2000) and ‘Vampirism’ will NOT be included in the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V; 2013) as a mental disorder, listed paraphilia, or under ‘Paraphilias Not Elsewhere Classified’.

See Also:

Real-Life Vampires, Vampirism, & Mental Illness
merticus.com...

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)
www.suscitatio.com...
Statistical Response Chart - Question 037 - Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions
www.suscitatio.com...
Statistical Response Chart - VEWRS & VCN Prevalence Comparisons (2006-2013)
www.suscitatio.com...

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism
By Joseph Laycock, PhD; 2009, Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers
www.amazon.com...



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 01:59 PM
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The Saami eat blood but they aren't vampires.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 02:13 PM
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No "real" vampires out there--"psychic" or "sanguine." There are people who think they are vampires because of delusion, attention seeking, the cool factor, trying to find an identity, mental illness, or a plethora of other reasons...Hollywood has turned folklore into a cultural phenomenon.



posted on Feb, 19 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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Additional Information - Real Vampirism

Article: uk.lifestyle.yahoo.com...

FAQ Resource(s): merticus.com...

Video: www.youtube.com...






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