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← Psychosis isn't always pathological

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"It would seem that the more out-of-the-ordinary experiences are associated with clinical psychosis, the less chance people have of recognising their desirability, transiency, and psychological benefits, and the more chance they have of detrimental clinical consequences."

Desirability? Look, I'm quite prepared to believe that hearing voices doesn't necessarily mean that you're seriously ill. It might conceivably give you valuable insights into your feelings. But thinking that you're hearing god rather than your own subconscious could lead to making some truly dreadful choices.

Thu, 06 Oct 2011 18:36:16 UTC | #878490