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Schizophrenia is a disorder that affects the brain There are two ways in which schizophrenics are viewed Some view people with this disorder as blessed because they see visions and communicate with voices as if they were getting messages from higher beings Psychics often say that the way they predict the future is through hearing voices messages from dead spirits or by seeing objects around the person whose fortune they are telling Could Psychics really be schizophrenics Or could schizophrenics really be psychic This disorder is believed to have been around for a while In the past people with these visions were thought of as messengers of the gods They were believed to have magical powers and were thought of as medicine men who could heal Later on when Christianity became the main religion people with this mental disorder were believed to be witches and were burned at the stake They were thought to be possessed by the devil They were locked up or cast out to live on the street If they committed a crime they were imprisoned and often kept in chains unlike nowadays where if they commit a crime and are found it to be a result of a mental disorder instead of being locked up they are given treatments and sent to get help Just like the Christians from back then thought of these people as crazy most people today think of schizophrenics as insane and that they deserve to be locked up from the outside world Most people dont understand this disorder and so they treat people with this disorder as if they werent human There seems to be a link between artistic creativity and mental illness Many artists musicians and writers have had mental illnesses Some example of these are Vincent Van Gogh Edgar Allan Poe and Vaslav Nijinsky One in every 100 people gets schizophrenia at least one time in their lifetime This disorder usually comes about between
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