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Originally posted by sulaw
SP is something that is not "new" but not well understood by our medical and scientific communities.
Originally posted by kmstar
Originally posted by darkbake
This is really interesting, I have a few friends who see "demons" and such during the day, apparently this is not schizophrenia, which is only voices, but is probably related to blood-sugar levels as both people are diabetic.
just for the record, schizophrenia isn't just voices. it is a hallucination of any of the senses. but that's only one symptom, you have to have other symptoms to be diagnosed with schizophrenia, and declined functioning for a period of time (6 months in australia/US, less in the UK).
it's hard to distinguish whether some paranormal activity is real or a product of mental illness/sleep disorders... but if the 'hallucinations' occur without other symptoms, you could say they may be real.
sorry this is a bit off topic, just highlighting that it's important to stick to strict diagnostic criteria when pondering if your experiences are real or imaginary
(in saying that, sometimes i don't know whether mental illness is 'real' or made up to put people in boxes... anyway...)
Originally posted by SpearMint
This is the source of the stupid shadow people stories that people believe. Personally I've never had it happen, but I'd keep my eyes shut if it did. If you hold your breath you should be fine within seconds.
Originally posted by NuclearPaul
Originally posted by pacifier2012
Just a question.
Does the sleep disorder make you see demons or does seeing demons make you think you have a sleep disorder?
It's the people who don't want us to know about "demons" that make us think we have a "sleep disorder".
It's sort of like how paedophiles fabricated "false memory syndrome".
Originally posted by thegreatone666
reply to post by Panic2k11
I wonder if you can die from it? I know when i have an attack of it its like im gonna soffacate and i cant move. A old person might have a heat attack or something. I know it gets my heart racing when i finally break free of its grip.