Schizophrenia is a serious and terrible mental disorder. It can be caused by a serious chemical imbalance in the brain. It can be treated with medication but not usually cured. I have known people afflicted with this disease and see what it does to them and their families. I hope that someday in the near future the medical community can find a cure for this horrible condition. Many people who have schizophrenia claim to hear voices or see things. Most times these are hallucinations that go along with the disease and a brain malfunction. But is everyone who hears voices or sees people that are not there really mentally ill? What about the mediums and sensitives of the world? I am talking about people who are normal in every way except for these two strange symptoms of hearing and seeing things that others do not. Are they all crazy? For many years the psychiatric community said "yes." Today things seem to be gradually changing, ever so slowly. There are some mental health counselors, and doctors that are actually opening up to looking into paranormal possibilities with some patients. Spirit attachments are also a real problem that seems to display the same symptoms as schizophrenia. A spirit attachment is when one or more spirits attach themselves to a living person and seek to live through them in a sense. It is much like possession but not as dramatic and at times more subtle. Spirit attachments talk to their victim, all the time, putting thoughts in their head and/or confusing their host with suggested ideas that are some times very dark or negative.
I have helped people with spirit attachments before. It is always an ugly business. Certain people are more prone to spirit attachment than others.Vulnerability to spirit attachment varies in individuals, according to predisposition, health and circumstances. Illness, injury, drugs, emotional disturbance and the presence of attached spirits, may all impair resistance. People have even experienced the attachment of an organ donor after an organ transplant. People with certain brain abnormalities are also prone to spirit attachment. drugs may help real schizophrenia but they do not help someone with a spirit attachment. In some cases they can make it worse.So how do you know if someone is truly schizophrenic, or if they have a spirit attachment? That is hard to say at this point. I have worked a couple of times with people who heard voices and were now medicated by a mental health professional because of it. I have also gotten those very voices on tape, so now what? Is the tape recorder suffering from a mental disorder? i think not.
Most people in the paranormal field will not even try to help someone who has been diagnosed with mental issues of any kind. Sadly this often eliminates these folks ever getting the answers they want to get about their condition and if they are hearing hallucinations or something else. People in the paranormal field do not want to get involved with "crazy people" as they assume that nothing is going on, and the person has been diagnosed with some mental problem and therefore they are wasting their time. They also do not want the responsibility or the liability of dealing with such people. My rule is that the mental health doctor or counselor, has to be on board with an inquiry into any possible paranormal causes for a patients illness or symptoms. Nowadays there are some of these doctors, that will give that go ahead, when they have exhausted all other avenues of treatment. There is a fine line between the spiritual and the scientific. Emotional health and mental health go hand in hand.If a person is being terrorized emotionally they will start to show mental problems as a result.