The Rob Rennie Dude Seth Talked to Is Schizophrenic
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08-01-2013, 04:47 PM
RE: The Rob Rennie Dude Seth Talked to Is Schizophrenic
(08-01-2013 01:47 PM)Human Being Wrote:  
(07-01-2013 08:33 PM)Starcrash Wrote:  ...but I'm wondering what specifically makes you think he's "schizophrenic".

By the way, I like your comment on his blog. It's insightful.
The fact that he literally hears voices in his head that he cannot recognize his own, and he firmly believes that these voices are telling him to do things like turn on the TV. It's possible that I'm misusing the "diagnosis," but Charles Manson thought that he was getting divine messages via The Beatles' White Album, Rennie is getting divine messages from Raiders of the Lost Arkā€”not really seeing the difference.

And thanks!
I'm glad to hear that you haven't confused schizophrenia with multiple personality disorder like so many people do. Auditory and/or visual hallucinations can be a symptom of schizophrenia and religious themes are also not uncommon. So it is certainly possible that Rob Rennie has schizophrenia. However, I also think that's a mighty big leap. There are so many other possible diagnoses including no mental illness at all that are equally possible. Having a thought to turn on the TV can be interpreted by religious people as a voice in their head from God while being completely different from a real auditory hallucination. Doing so by religious people is no different than them believing a prayer got answered. It's all just talking oneself into believing nonsense.

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RE: The Rob Rennie Dude Seth Talked to Is Schizophrenic - Impulse - 08-01-2013 04:47 PM
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