Mental Illness and Demons – Are mentally ill people demon-possessed?
Mental Illness overlaps with the work of an astounding number of leaders politicians, judges, attorneys, police, teachers, doctors and other medical professionals, chaplains of all kinds military, hospital, prison, social workers, college professors, and millions of families. Four out of ten long-term hospital beds are taken by schizophrenia alone! The fact that A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crowe won the movie of the year shows society's interest in this problem.
You know someone WHO has schizophrenia.
People want to label mental health clients as someone that should be marked or someone they do not want to have any thing to do with. They are alot of time rejected from the community. That only confirms what their voices into their head are already saying to them.
Just yesterday I worked with a client that had voices going on his head that he would not share what they were saying but he was tormented with anger. He picked up a chair and threw it in his room breaking it into 4 pieces. Broke the closet on his wall and climbed back in bed and covered up. When the staff arrived to ask what was going on his response was "nothing".
With in second of the staff leaving the room he began beating himself up. He busted his lip, blacken his own eye and again got back into bed and covered up. Staff again ask what was going on and he said I am hearing voices. Can you even image how tormented he is on the inside that he can be that violent to that calm in seconds. Do you really think this young 19 year old young man wants to live like that on a daily bases? Let me help you answer this, NO.
In addition to these above symptoms, people with schizophrenia suffer a decline in their level of functioning; for instance, they may not be able to work at a job that requires the same level of skill or concentration as the job they held before they became ill required, or they may lose all ability to withstand the pressures of the working world. They may show a decline in their ability to attend to household chores or all the demands of raising their children, and/or they may not be able to have a full social life anymore.
A brief history of schizophrenia
Mental illness has been recognized for thousands of years. At one point, all people who were considered "abnormal," whether due to mental illness, mental retardation, or physical deformities, were largely treated the same. Early theories supposed that mental disorders were caused by evil possession of the body, and the appropriate treatment was then exorcising these demons, through various means, ranging from innocuous treatments, such as exposing the patient to certain types of music, to dangerous and sometimes deadly means, such as releasing the evil spirits by drilling holes in the patient's skull.
How is schizophrenia treated?
While there is no cure for schizophrenia, it is a treatable and manageable illness. However, people sometimes stop treatment because of medication side effects, the lack of insight noted above, disorganized thinking, or because they feel the medication is no longer working. People with schizophrenia who stop taking prescribed medication are at risk of relapse into an acute psychotic episode. It’s important to realize that the needs of the person with schizophrenia may change over time. Here are a few examples of supports and interventions:
Nutritional Support May Include:
Neurobalance – This is comprehensive nutritional support for healthy seratoinin, dopamine and gaba levels. This formula also supports alpha brain wave activity important for sense of well-being, sense of calm and restorative stage III and stage IV sleep. This formula is NOT a sedative of any sort.
L-Theanine – The most researched form of this important nutrient supports alpha brain wave activity important for sense of well-being, sense of calm and restorative stage III and stage IV sleep. This nutrient is NOT a sedative of any sort.
Sleep Right – Herbal support for healthy adrenal function allowing the body to maintain the relaxed state necessary for sleep and a sense of calm.
Smart Brain – Herbal and nutritional support for healthy cognitive function
and of course pharmaceutical interventions
Angela has been a nurse for 20 year in a state funded mental health hospital. She has seen many behaviors and many demons in person. Mental Health is a disease that affects well over 2 million American adults, which is about 1 percent of the population age 18 and older. Although it is often feared and misunderstood, schizophrenia is a treatable medical condition. Every individual is different, and every person with schizophrenia experiences the disease in a different way.
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