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Full Moon and Schizophrenia

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posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 10:37 PM
Something I've noticed over the years is how much the moon affects my mood and the severity of the "voices" that happen to be sentient.

Has anyone else experienced this or is this just a one off. Thanks for your time and I'm sorry if this is the wrong forum or the post seems minimal. I'm just really curious about this and not sure there is a better community for this kind of discussion.

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 10:44 PM
a reply to: ventian

Menstrual cycles can align with lunar cycles, and PMS, PMDD, PME etc. can relate to dissociative type disorders. Even those who don’t have uteruses can experience monthly changes in hormone profile.

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 10:58 PM
a reply to: ventian

I worked with the public for many years and I can tell you beyond a doubt that full moons affect people's behaviours.
And so does a new moon, to a lesser extent.

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 11:11 PM
a reply to: ventian

The most interesting person I ever met was a schizophrenic. I believe It’s possible a human brain can be affected by the moon.
The only two things I can think of that reach us here are gravity, and moonlight. It wouldn’t be too hard to setup a couple experiments to find out if there is an effect. Interesting subject!

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 11:40 PM
a reply to: ventian

The moon has a powerful gravitational force that pulls the tides of the Earth's oceans-- gravity pulling water.

The majority of babies are born on or around the time of the full moon and hospitals are busier delivering babies on a full moon. This is because human babies live inside an ocean of amniotic fluid inside their mother's body. Just as the moon can pull the tides of the ocean, the moon can pull the tide of a baby's amniotic ocean.

That means that the moon effects blood flow in the human body. The human body is full of water. "The brain and heart are composed of 73% water, and the lungs are about 83% water. The skin contains 64% water, muscles and kidneys are 79% water." (Source: H.H. Mitchell, Journal of Biological Chemistry). So just as the moon pulls the tides of the oceans, the moon is pulling the water in your body.

With regards to crime, cops deal with more crimes and more calls on a full moon. Not sure why that is. But I guess that's where the word "lunacy" comes from --- lunar crazy from the full moon.

posted on Feb, 16 2022 @ 11:45 PM
I've got a Conspiracy Theory.

Well, I've got a lot of conspiracy theories, but this isn't really one of them because it doesn't involve anyone conspiring. Anyhoo.

Our brains are electro-chemical devices. It produces an electro-magneticl field, that we can measure. We know that electricity and magnetism can affect each other. If I had the free time, I'd like to build a helmet that could record a brain's magnetic field, and then play it back the brain and see if it could trigger memories or feelings or something.

Now, Unified Field Theory suggests that magnetism and gravity are simply different forms of the same force. If that's true, then gravity should have a similar effect on the brain as magnetism. Not as strong, because gravity is a weaker force. But, Newton's equations tell us that gravity is an infinite force. Any two objects in the universe that have mass have a gravitational attraction to each other. It may be infinitesimally small, but it's never zero.

So, if gravity could affect our minds, which forces would have the most influence? #1 Earth, of course. But for most of us, the effects of Earth's gravity are pretty consistent. It may vary slightly for astronauts, pilots, submariners, etc.

Someone could check my math, but I'm pretty sure that #3 would be the Sun, because of it's mass. Once again, that would be fairly consistent for most people on Earth, varying between day and night.

The most variable gravitational force for anyone on Earth would be the Moon. After all, the variable gravitational force of the Moon is what gives us tides. But we would still be affected by things like the black hole at the center of the galaxy, although the effects of objects that distant would only change over long periods of time.

I guess this could be considered a pseudo-scientific explanation for astrology. The Sun, Moon, and planets could have an effect on human behavior based on their mass, distance, and angular direction in relation to each other, creating a net gravitational force on human minds on the Earth through the sum of their vectors. Who knows? It might even affect genetics.

Anyway, something to ponder. I just hope I got my "affects" and "effects" right.

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 12:18 AM
I TOTALLY agree with you for a minimum of ONE reason...that being the fact that the human body is up to 60% WATER! And what does the Moon influence? Our oceans and tides!!

Here's a suggestion for one of your experiments, just take a poll of ladies and see what the general consensus is of how they feel during a full moon and if it coincides with anything..."personal."

I made the mistake of telling my ex that the full moon had an adverse affect on me, especially around "that" time of the month because I'd get pretty grumpy and feel lousy. His reply was, "Oh, so by that "logic" once a month I can get in a crappy mood and act like I'm a maniac for a week or so?" I'm not good with confrontations so I just slinked off mumbling to myself and let it drop. And this man was in the healing arts! Oh any rate, I can vouch for the full moon theory that it spreads gloom and all sorts of unpleasantries in VERY REAL ways over many, MANY a poor woman just prior to "that" time of the month having had some VERY unpleasant reactions myself. Oh well, I'm over all that now...THANK YOU GOD! Don't let anyone ever tell you that the moon doesn't influence you, your body and/or moods, because it SURE DOES! It's SO nice to not run out into the yard at night to howl at the moon anymore!! It just means I've gotten old...VERY old (and my birthday is today, celebrating three-quarters of a century no less!)...ow ow ow oooooooow!! Ah well, that'll be my very last howl!

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 12:29 AM

originally posted by: Topcraft
a reply to: ventian
The only two things I can think of that reach us here are gravity, and moonlight.

I am sure you meant sunlight, as any light from the moon is in fact the light of the sun reflected from the moon.

Insofar as to the moon affecting human behaviour?? I agree with this claim.

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posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 12:37 AM
I am Schizoaffective and I usually feel peaceful during full moons.

I've been suffering from insomnia recently and as of this writing have been awake for 48 hours.

But I feel pretty peaceful tonight.

Voices are calm and conversational when they arise.

The only pattern I ever noticed was I used to have psychotic breaks on Fridays for some reason.

Always on a Friday.

But the good news is I haven't had to go into inpatient since 2009.

Full moons and I are sympatico.

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 02:38 AM
a reply to: ventian

Longtime lurker and first time poster here. I saw this thread and had to reply as I’ve been noticing this for years.
The last few days have been especially bad mentally and I always find that my mind gets very erratic and self destructive emotionally around full moon phases. Even more so during wind and rain storms, which is what we are experiencing here in the UK at the moment.

Very interesting subject!
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posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 03:27 AM
a reply to: ventianp

Humans are made of water, the moon affects water

Also when the full moon was out hunters were out,with the taste of blood

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 07:24 AM
a reply to: ravenshadow13

You hit that right.

If the moon affects he tides going in and out....imagine pulling n pushing the water/fluids within the body: especially every 21 days.

And the psych cases are always higher during a full moon.

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 09:15 AM
This has been known for centuries-we even have a word for it(I am not being disparaging to those who are suffer from mental illness).

lunatic (adj.)

late 13c., "affected with periodic insanity dependent on the changes of the moon," from Old French lunatique "insane," or directly from Late Latin lunaticus "moon-struck," from Latin luna "moon" (see luna).

The idea plays a big part in the "Dexter" books(not the show so much),where his "dark passenger" is directly related to the full moon,he even sort of communicates with the moon in parts.
Also,ask any cop and they will say full moons are far more busy for them.

If it is powerful rnough to cause our ocean tides,I would bet it affects all life on earth in some way or other.

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 10:15 AM
Im 'diagnosed' with Schizophrenia (though I disagree) Never noticed anything acute going on with the moon, except for maybe excitement at the spectacle especially when combined with a bonfire and family. Maybe that helps to back up my theory that Ive been misdiagnosed. Pretty sure true Schizophrenia is rare and at least somewhat medically verifiable..The official medical diagnosis is Schizophrenia/Mood Disorders in my case.

Its funny because I would never have received that particular diagnosis if it hadn't been for this website. I was having some pretty bad symptoms one day and chatting about them with someone here and they told me I needed to get to the Doctor. So I did..At the time I had no idea what was happening or that a Doctor would even be able to help..But I was willing to try anything. Id had experience with mental health before, but not like this, I was admitted and the journey began..

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 11:00 AM
The full moon makes me energetic, I feel more alert and am able to focus easier but my mood darkens.

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 11:20 AM
a reply to: ventian

i generally look forward to full moons in general but relish the Extra Large Orange 'Harvest Moon' which sometimes fall on the Holloween/All-Souls day observances

the voices/telepathy or music/chiming don't seem to be linked to Luna, i just listen for clues or patterns in the transmission

what's interesting is the responders, the ATS identities of those who know they're set apart from the herd/borg/matrix

where i get calm and peaceful on full moons, those who get wild or wired are volatile personalities most every-day anyhow...
bi-polar replaced manic-depressive somewhere in the past

i could get giddy but i won't
have a good year in '22
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posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 11:34 AM
a reply to: ventian

It's an old wives tale.

There've been a ton of studies done and they all fail to establish a connection with a full moon and human behaviour.

As to the gravitational pull of the moon on fluid inside the body...doesn't have much effect on a glass of water, does it?

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 11:45 AM
a reply to: [post=26357694]didntasktobeborned[/post

I’m sure there are various degrees of schizophrenia, the gentleman I spoke to would have visual hallucinations. He told me he would have conversations with Disney characters. They would sit next to him and watch tv and stuff. To him, it was real, and a completely natural occurrence that they were there.

I think schizophrenia is way more than we can understand. What is reality anyway? Seems it can change from person to person. He was at peace with his reality, and enjoyed talking to his friends. Awesome fellow, would have loved to talk to him for a longer period of time.

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 11:59 AM
a reply to: CJCrawley

Ahh, but we are talking of the effect on schizophrenia. I wouldn’t be too fast to say that there is no effect, there is still a lot we don’t know. Perhaps it has something to do with the reflected frequency of the light. Light can affect mood in many ways. Ever look up at a full moon and think of romance, wonder, etc? So how can we say it can’t affect a sensitive mind that doesn’t work quite like ours does.

posted on Feb, 17 2022 @ 03:42 PM
a reply to: Topcraft

Yes, the old self-fulfilling prophecy.

You believe something is going to happen at a certain time and you subconsciously behave in a way that confirms said belief.

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