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Psychic Abilities and Mental Illness
#21
I'm loving this thread cause I feel I can speak from both aspects.

Yes I believe I have some sort (to whatever extent) of gift for the paranormal and I also have various neurological disorders. I have Tourettes Syndrome (very worst form), OCD, ADHD and others.

Now, as I am aware and experienced...people with autistic spectrum disorders and other neurological conditions are known to be especially talented in the music field, which is also true in my case. So I think that the same applies to psychic abilities. With my condition (mainly tourettes) the electrical activity? in my brain is extremely high, so am I right in saying that there is a link to spirits/demons etc and electricity?

My point being I think you're right on with mental illness and psychic abilities.
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#22
I'm not gonna read the other replies until I give my short one.
I believe psychic abilities can go hand in hand with mental illnesses and neurological disorders. My daughter is a prime example, as most of you know. Her brain is not 'wired' properly due to her epilepsy, which I believe opens her mind up to a whole world most people could never see. I do not believe all psychics have either disorder, though.
I'm gonna keep this short. I have commented on this subject a lot and I feel like I am beating a dead horse with a stick. Just had to throw my .02 cents in.
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#23
Just a quick reply then i will enjoy the posts to come. I didn't understand this forum until i read this tread amazing. Thank you all.
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”
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#24
I'm going to keep this short. I've been depressed ever since I could remember. Around the age of 2 or 3 I was able to see actual spirits. Sort of a residual haunting as the house I was living in at that age was rented out because the old woman who had lived there died. She was the first entity I was able to see. Then around the age of five I was molested (yes I know this is not really the place to post this but this is an essential part of my story). It went on from there untill I was 12. From there I spiraled down even worse. I started thinking of killing myself though something would not allow me to. But during this time I began to see the "shadow people".

I am able to see the shadow people and probably one called a "Hat man" though he does NOT wear a hat, but does have the glowing red eyes. He sends me into darker depressions. Which is actually tied in with my recent diagnosis of Bipolar disorder or Major Depression. I also am ADHD as I usually cant pay attention much and all the other good stuff that comes with it.

I also found out earlier today that I am the only one in my family to have any such disorders as my mom, grandmother and great grandmother were free of any mental disorders. Which leads me to another point I'd like to point out is that my mom got sick last year and almost died. She had a fever of 108 point something, and she told me that ever since she got sick she hasn't been intuned as much as she used to. But now she has this mental disorder which is similar to Alzheimerz but is slower. I think it was called Benson's syndrome, which should it go unchecked could kill my mom in 8-12yrs or faster should as I said goes unchecked.

So I hope this helps a bit with the mental illness'.
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#25
(03-25-2010, 07:45 PM)SweetyStacey Wrote: I'm loving this thread cause I feel I can speak from both aspects.

Yes I believe I have some sort (to whatever extent) of gift for the paranormal and I also have various neurological disorders. I have Tourettes Syndrome (very worst form), OCD, ADHD and others.

Now, as I am aware and experienced...people with autistic spectrum disorders and other neurological conditions are known to be especially talented in the music field, which is also true in my case. So I think that the same applies to psychic abilities. With my condition (mainly tourettes) the electrical activity? in my brain is extremely high, so am I right in saying that there is a link to spirits/demons etc and electricity?

My point being I think you're right on with mental illness and psychic abilities.

Many autistic kids are show to be sensative to the paranormal. My son is autistic and he would say papa to the chair that my fatherinlaw used to sit in before he died, and he doesn't usually talk. Of course he could have been just saying it because he missed his grandpa.
I also have a severe tourettes like disorder brought on by an antibiotic issue, mostly well controlled now through meds. I have had my own share of paranormal events. I also have a form of OCD.
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#26
i was diagnosed with schizophrenia just because i hear and see things the doctors couldn't see.
now i may be new to this "psychic" stuff, but i find it very interesting. i rocks my socks, haha.
i am determined to work with a professional psychic to learn more about my abilities. these abilities
started when i was 6 years old. i would always see a man, who i called mikael. i finally got him to go
away, now i have a young boy who follows me around. he told me his name is paul. im very interested
in finding out if it's just a hallucination for im actually seeing it. (: reply if you want.
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#27
Deadlyheartx- Thank you for sharing.

I have long wondered if some diagnosed schizophrenia patients, could indeed have a spirit that is talking to them. I do not think anyone should discontinue medical care, and only seek a paranormal explanation. I believe the two fields can work hand in hand with each other.

Please keep us updated in your quest for the truth.
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. ~Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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#28
deadlyheartx

Do you see a psychiatrist or take any medication for the schizophrenia?
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#29
This is an interesting question and one that I have thought a lot about. I cant say I have answers for all your questions but I think I have authority enough to say some things about the subject.

First, I will say I felt like I might be mentally ill when I was young because of my experiences until I was able to actually verify some of the things I saw/experienced as a teenager with an unbiased third party. (if you want more info on that just ask)

Second, now I'm an adult who works full time which chronically mentally ill people. My clients illnesses run the gamut. Schizophrenia is one of the more prevalent illnesses. Although some of my clients have experiences that may seem similar to psychic ones from what Ive seen almost none describe their experiences as supernatural, ghosts, etc. I have seen people who see and talk to angels or Jesus. One of the main differences I see with this is the way the clients interact with the entities the claim to be around and the prevalence and unchanging nature of them. Another is how people who have a legit mental illness react to medications. I don't think if you give a psychic meds it would change their ability to do what they do, mentally ill patients do have many less symptoms if none at all.

As far as other mental illness I can say for sure that the difference is the way they manifest. Schizophrenia is the only one that manifests in any way similar to someone claiming to be psychic. Other disorders such as bi-polar disorder or borderline personality disorder don't come with any kind of hallucinations. On that note, I am psychic and was diagnosed with depression when I was a teen but I don't think that had to do with my abilities as much as it had to do with my parents divorcing and my mother having a nervous breakdown which coincided with the diagnosis. This is not to say that I don't still have periods where I am depressed like anyone else I just don't think it has anything at all to do with my abilities.

I will say also though the stigma associated with being psychic or a medium or whatever is just as strong as the stigma associated with people who are mentally ill and if you talk about knowing the future or seeing ghosts you could be diagnosed with a mental illness you don't have. This is one of the reasons I hardly have ever told anyone what I know or an capable of. I had another thought about this but I cant remember right now ... so if I remember I'll post it. lol hope that helps!
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#30
Alexesister, very good post!!! You are right, you have to be very careful about who you talk to about your abilities or gifts. I have mentioned things to docs. in the past, and it depended on the doc. to what their answer was. My neurologist is very spiritual so i can talk to her about anything, and she gets it. Some docs. are straight text book, and dont get it, and dont want to. Those are the ones who want to pile on the meds. so you cant think any more. They dont seem to think of what all of those drugs are doing to your internal organs over time.

I have Multiple Sclerosis, which affects my brain, my neuro. has told me that this can make my psychic abilities even stronger, and it has. I have lesions in my brain that change size and move to different locations, so its very interesting to me on how things change from year to year.

As far as mental illness, i think that many people that are deemed mentally ill, can have very strong psychic abilities. I have recently made a new friend who is a retired brain surgeon and psychiatrist. Its amazing talking to him about this sort of thing.

The problem i have with the whole mental illness thing is, there are so many things in life that can mimik mental illness, stress for instance, hormones off balance, thyriod gland out of wack. I think before a psyc. doc gets a hold of anyone, the person should have a complete physical and blood work up, with thier family doc. or specialist.
Pride and Fear always distort the truth into either a false sense of security or a lack of confidence and diminished self-worth.

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