Do those with religious beliefs have a form of schizophrenia?Posted by: PetersSmith
I mean like "general" religious beliefs and claimed religious experiences, not people like David Berkowitz. Also, in order to be considered schizophrenia, there has to be two or more of the symptoms for a month, with signs for at least 6 months.
Yes, those with religious beliefs are schizophrenics to a certain extent. The reason for this is that religious people have a profound disruption of basic psychological processes; a distorted perception of reality; altered or blunted emotion; and disturbances in thought, motivation, and behavior. Religious people are delusional, have hallucinations, have disorganized speech, have grossly disorganized behavior, and have negative symptoms.
No, religious people are not schizophrenics. The reason for this is that in order to be a schizophrenic, one must have a complete break from reality. None of the symptoms of schizophrenia apply. They don't have bizarre and/or grandiose false belief systems, they don't have false perceptual experiences, they don't have disruptions in verbal communication and rapidly shifting ideas, they don't have motor disturbances, and they don't have emotional and/or social withdrawal.
They can many of the so called revelations of some of the prominent religious figures are likely a case of schizophrenia but not the average drone who follows the religion
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I think that generally no, but there are some people who are religious who have schizophrenia, but it is not necessarily related. You might as well say that people who are not against homosexual relationships are schizophrenics. I have a cousin who has schizophrenia, but he still knew the difference between God and the voices he heard from his illness.
I am not religious and i tend to believe that it is a poison considering how science has disproved much that what once was explained by the bible. i do believe that the people that thought up certain religions have schizophrenia, that or are the best of con artist, however i don't believe the common believer suffer from schizophrenia.
That's offensive to religious people