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Is someone with schizophrenia demon possessed?

  1. Wise Words profile image40
    Wise Wordsposted 5 years ago

    Is someone with schizophrenia demon possessed?

  2. xanzacow profile image70
    xanzacowposted 5 years ago

    No. It is a brain disorder. Chemicals and neurotransmitors in the brain are not working correctly.

  3. cynthtggt profile image78
    cynthtggtposted 5 years ago

    No.  There are many organic causes of this disease as well as unknown causes.  However, some organic cases are missed.  Untreated syphilis can cause it as well as toxoplasmosis, according to the CDC.  Carl Jung, psychologist, believed it was caused by a "toxin."  In the bible, many were deemed to have "demon" possession when in fact they were infected with the disease "brucellosis" from swine.  In Christianity, demon possession is spiritual decay within the individual, not a physical disease, which Christ taught in His healing ministry.  In those days, eating pork was sinful because of its potential for disease.  So those who ate it disobeyed religious laws and were considered as facing the consequences of sin, namely, demon possessed.  Parasitic infections too can infect mental status, which is why during the 14th Century people hung strings of garlic on their doors to keep the "devil" away (garlic kills toxins in the intestine).  Intestinal microbes are ususally a cause of a lot of mental depression, for example, which is why cleansing the bowels is very important (they contain much of our nervous system and lack of balance is critical to total body functioning).  Hippocrates - the father of medicine - believed fasting was essential for a healthy body and mind and that 95% of all disease emanate from the intestines.

    1. cynthtggt profile image78
      cynthtggtposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      People like to feel superiorly "good" over others so they exploit disease and call it the devil. We are spiritual beings and when deep disease threatens life, unconscious awakens. People in comas have said things they could not have known.

  4. |Pranshu| profile image77
    |Pranshu|posted 5 years ago

    Those are 2 entirely different things. Schizophrenia is a medical condition and demon possession is supposed to be Supernatural. In-fact in the old days patients suffering from medical problems like Schizophrenia were labelled possessed and so now Schizophrenia is the first thing you rule out when deciding when the person is actually possessed.

    Actual Possession has four important signs:
    1. Telekinesis - The movement of objects in the presence of the person.
    2. Speaking in Languages that the person could not have learned.
    3. Person displaying knowledge of events and things that he could not have known.

    I can't remember the fourth right now but I think it's about aversion to holy objects.

    Never confuse Schizophrenia with possession.

    1. cynthtggt profile image78
      cynthtggtposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No such thing. Telekinesis and spking languages are features of those not possessed as well.  Extreme suffering due to disease within produces unconscious contents. but parasitical infects do feel like possession, ie, F. tularemia, brucellosis, barto