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I was thinking about Yalom's theories on psychosis and the need for group therapy in various cases with the idea that they have better results than individual ones. Now, I think that on an online forum like this one someone with a psychosis experience can get enormous help especially by normalising the symptoms (e.g. I am not the only one, recovery is possible, anxiety can be reduced, etc), but it can also entangle someone by looking for explanations why this is happening.
Everybody develop various coping mechanisms that are not necessary healthy especially on the long term and also one would find a supra-natural explanation rather than educate themselves on the subject and this could be a danger of getting stuck more than necessary. I saw people saying that they read one book about the demon within and they keep on pushing this to the others like it is a normal thing to think about oneself, instead of actually reading what it is known until now on thought process, the way neurotransmitters work, etc. It is true that during the heightened experience of an acute psychosis, one can't really determine what's real or not let alone have high executive functions, but I hope that can change with some patience.
 
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Hi linus I have not read the post about the demon within us. Were they meaning a real demon or just a figure of speech? :havingfun:
 
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@ linus can you be more clear about what theory you mean? I read most of NWiddi,if there is anything strange I simply ignore it. I would hope people will ignore anything they did not feel happy with on my posts! :havingfun:
 
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It’s not him in particular, I read this kind of approach in more and more posts, especially on the “Hearing Voices” sub-forum. For example:
“ I'll begin with the book I'm reading, it's called 'The Daemon - a guide to your extraordinary secret self' by Anthony Peake, in it the author claims that the human mind is split into two, we have our mind which he calls the Eidolon and another separate and distinct personality called the Daemon (pronounced Demon), he also talks of research done by neurologists that suggests that our mind occupies the left dominant hemisphere of the brain and this Daemon occupies the right hemisphere, it claims the neurologists put the left hemisphere of a subject to sleep and the right hemisphere became the dominant one and they actually spoke to a Daemon face to face as it were.”
And this is pushed over quite a few times.
 
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Hi linus I can see where you are coming from but you do not have to believe everything you read. I have partly read some books that were such nonsense I threw them on the fire so no one else would read them in my family.:evil::evil:
 
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