Schizophrenia Bi-Polar Facts
Did you know that British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill heard voices in his head and was diagnosed by psychiatrists as being bi-polar? And did you know that during World War II, Churchill's "voices" would tell him to "sit here" or "sit there?" (Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia, 1990, "Hallucinations.")
Did you know that Biblical Prophets heard voices that instructed them to eat food stenched with human manure, such as Ezekiel? (Ezk. 4:12-15) And did you know that some of them see dead people and horrible monsters, such as Daniel, Ezekiel and John? (Dan. 7; Ezk. 1, 37; Rev. 13,9)
Did you know that Jesus heard demonic voices that instructed him to climb the roof of the temple and to jump from there? (Luke 4:9, Matt. 4:5-6)
Did you know that Socrates heard inner voices, walked barefoot, and had frequent catatonic episodes? And did you know that he called his "voices" the "Daemon?" (Plato's Symposium, The Republic, Apology, and Phaedrus)
Did you know that some Nobel-prize scientists and mathematicians such as John Forbes Nash are schizophrenics?
Have you heard about Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass? Did you know that many hebephrenic schizophrenics like to use incoherent word-play as a word game?
Did you know that Warner Bros. Looney-Tune Characters such as Tweety and Bugs Bunny express two of the major types of schizophrenia? Tweety would typically say, "I tawt I saw a puddy tat...I did! I did! I did saw a puddy tat! (Characterizing paranoid schizophrenia) And Bugs would usually make childish funny faces, remarking, "Eh...What's up DOC?" (Typifying hebephrenic or disorganized schizophrenia)
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