reply to post by BO XIAN
I find it sad and amazing that you would think supernatural before childhood trauma. If you are a truly a psychologist then I don't know what to
Self-mutilation and substance abuse are very huge red flags for childhood trauma. Study, after study, after study and documentation spanning many many
years has pointed to that link. Not to mention visits during the night starting at age 14. Follow the yellow brick road.
To the OP:
Here's a website with great articles on the origin of war and childhood traumas:
AND you might also look up info on schizophrenics and self injury. Here's a study I found on google:
Also keep in mind, Schizophrenia usually doesn't show up until around 18 but for 14-18 it's not uncommon.
"Positive symptoms include
hallucinations, usually voices which are critical or threatening;
delusions, which are firm beliefs that are out of touch with reality and which commonly include the fear that people are watching, harassing or
plotting against the individual;
disorganized speech, which is often seen as an inability to maintain a conversation, usually as a result of difficulty staying on topic and
disorganized or catatonic behavior, which can include behavior that is unusual and bizarre, or can be demonstrated by difficulty planning and
completing activities in an organized fashion.
Negative symptoms include
reduction in emotional expression;
lack of motivation and energy and
loss of enjoyment and interest in activities, including social interaction."
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