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My Speculation On Mental Illness and It’s Relation to Demonic Possession

Some hours ago (or right now), it occurred to me that some people with mental illnesses, might be mentally ill due to demonic possession, so that though there are genuine mental illnesses due to illogical beliefs, it may also be due to a demonic with a mental illness or causing the illness. It would explain why some mentally ill people seem normal at times, but then suddenly seem to lose normal emotional self-control, and for no apparent reason, that can’t be exaplined by them merely being frustrated or being lightly immoral, and who aren’t drugged or drunk, start acting insane. In that past 100 years it seems that everyone thought that mental illness was either from demonic posession or biological, but didn’t realize that some might be from demons (which may have mental illnesses or which know how to induce them) and others from parents’ bad training or neglect of their children that resulted in the absence of the development of emotional self control for certain circumstances (for example in which a person finds themselves in a situation where they aren’t the center of attention) and so. I’ve never heard it expressed like that, but that’s mine for you. 

From medterms.com

Personality disorder: A disorder characterized by the chronic use of mechanisms of coping in an inappropriate, stereotyped, and maladaptive manner. Personality disorders are enduring and persistent styles of behavior and thought, not atypical episodes. The personality disorders encompass a group of behavioral disorders that are different and distinct from the psychotic and neurotic disorders. The official psychiatric manual, the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association, Fourth Edition), defines a personality disorder as an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that differs markedly from the expectations of the individual’s culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads to distress or impairment. Personality disorders are a long-standing and maladaptive pattern of perceiving and responding to other people and to stressful circumstances.

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  1. March 24, 2010 at 9:46 AM

    The best book ever written on the difference between Demonic Possession and Schizophrenia was by Pastor Stephen Waterhouse, Strength for his people. It can be bought at
    http://www.amazon.com/Strength-His-People-Ministry-Families/dp/0970241836

    There are easily recognizable differences and this book is widely recommended by the National Alliance on Mental Illness for families who might believe possession and schizophrenia are the same.

    • March 24, 2010 at 3:49 PM

      it just occurred to me (I’d forgotten) you could tell the difference by simply praying with other Christians to try and expell a supposed demon. It would obviously react violently if it were in the person, and you wouldn’t have to start out shouting, just simply quiet prayer, and for those who wouldn’t want to take a scientific approach, they could pray in a room next to the person they believed was possessed so that it couldn’t be claimed that they just gave a mental suggestion to the person to start acting strange.

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