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by SmooveB
Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:21 am
Forum: Schizophrenia
Topic: I Want the Voices to Stop
Replies: 9
Views: 24576

Fisherman, that is an interesting idea. I love the idea of isolating other somatic causes to chronic mental illnesses other than the trite neurochemical imbalance ideas. One of my questions to the dialysis is "what if it is the stress of the dialysis process that is overloading the (or belittling) t...
by SmooveB
Fri Nov 10, 2006 5:25 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Realignment of Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 23548

Perhaps I should clarify what I meant by "gain from hallucinations," yet I stand by my use of "most." In using the term "gain" I wish to express that something new is experienced, most people of suitable conscious aptitude will question the meaning of the experience, and these people will ultimately...
by SmooveB
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:53 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Realignment of Priorities
Replies: 8
Views: 23548

Why is it that most people gain from hallucinations, but in the treatment of schizophrenia (by psychiatrists in particular) absence of hallucinations is the benchmark of progress? I am diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, but have never found my hallucinations particularly troubling (read: I lea...
by SmooveB
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:39 pm
Forum: Auditory Hallucinations in Normal Adults
Topic: Brain Stimulation Creates "Shadow Person"
Replies: 2
Views: 12982

This reminds me of the research of Dr. Antonio Damasio, et al who relies on similar data in his theories of feelings in the brain. Though his books (pop science) leave much to be desired in theoretical and argumentative terms, his laundry lists of studies may interest you.