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My friend is becoming crazy

#1  Postby daramantus » Aug 01, 2014 2:12 am

my friend said he can control his mother, he said that he can shape reality anytime he want ,and also said that he can read minds, induce words in another person's mind, that he can attack someone just by "wanting it", wtf is going on with this guy?
schizophrenia?
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Re: My friend is becoming brazy

#2  Postby BlackBart » Aug 01, 2014 9:09 am

No idea. Could be just plain bullshit. If his behaviour continues to be erratic then you should advise him or his relatives to seek professional healthcare.
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#3  Postby daramantus » Aug 01, 2014 4:09 pm

I told him that is bullshit, but he said that he prefers to see life more magical, he said that he studied all of this in witch sites, "the secret", wicca, quantum physics,
he said that yesterday he was controlling his mother with the mind and inducing words in his father, and said that he shaped reality with the mind just by thinking how would be the next scene.
the guy is insane, and he just says, don't have any proof
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#4  Postby BlackBart » Aug 01, 2014 4:18 pm

Well, as the great philosopher House once said; 'You can't reason someone out of a position they didn't reason themselves into.'
If the guy is is suffering from some kind of mental disorder then he needs to get professional help.
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#5  Postby Steve » Aug 01, 2014 4:21 pm

I also recommend seeking professional help. At least start circling the wagons by talking to his family about it, asking them if he is weird around them as well. The friend might be desperately trying to cope with some awful realities.
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#6  Postby Ironclad » Aug 01, 2014 6:23 pm

I would hazard to guess that his family already know, maybe they are hoping it'll all change and he or she won't get damaged.
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#7  Postby laklak » Aug 01, 2014 6:29 pm

Maybe he/she can do all that stuff. Get me some lotto numbers.
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Re: My friend is becoming crazy

#8  Postby Steve » Aug 01, 2014 6:43 pm

Ironclad wrote:I would hazard to guess that his family already know, maybe they are hoping it'll all change and he or she won't get damaged.

I am sure, but if a friend talks to them they will be more inclined to take it seriously. They will most likely be the ones that can arrange something. And if everyone talks to the person that may help them get that help. If you want to play the lottery the more tickets means the more chances of winning.
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Re: My friend is becoming crazy

#9  Postby daramantus » Aug 01, 2014 7:55 pm

I was thinking here, maybe all this 'new age', self-help, the secret books, all this "thoughts create reality' stuff, may be contributing to leave people that already have a mental disorder more retarded ?
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#10  Postby Steve » Aug 01, 2014 8:12 pm

daramantus wrote:I was thinking here, maybe all this 'new age', self-help, the secret books, all this "thoughts create reality' stuff, may be contributing to leave people that already have a mental disorder more retarded ?

They are not "retarded". Sometimes it is chemical imbalances - that needs an MD to sort out. Sometimes it is just screwed up stories and they will cling to a fantasy into utter insanity rather than change their mind. Don't underestimate the difficulty of changing your mind. When you get down to it, that ability is just the beginning of maturity. From here we can't tell, that is why it sounds like a good idea to find someone who can.
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#11  Postby BlackBart » Aug 01, 2014 8:20 pm

Material like that could certainly reinforce delusions, but delusions are a symptom rather than a cause - even if you could reason him out of them, which would be unlikely, the underlying issue would still be there.
If you feel his behaviour is going to cause distress or harm to him or other people, your best course of action is contact his relatives and advise them of your concerns.
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Re: My friend is becoming crazy

#12  Postby Keep It Real » Aug 01, 2014 8:49 pm

As long as he's able to function normally in society then there's nothing wrong with him. Same thing gos for people who believe in fairies.
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Re: My friend is becoming crazy

#13  Postby babel » Feb 19, 2015 7:27 am

There is some truth to all of it.
I can plant ideas into your head as well. "don't think about a pink elephant.'
I can manipulate my wife: "while you're in the shop, could you also buy me some crisps/chips."
If I willingly take an axe and threaten my neighbour, I have attacked him by willing it.

This does not mean he or she doesn't need help, preferably professional help to get rid of these delusions, because I doubt my interpretation of his/her statements are what he or she meant.
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