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Or is it just a real
case of paranormal hysteria?Paranormal
Brain fog or mental ghost clouding
is a general sensation of unusually
poor mental function, associated with
confusion, forgetfulness and detachment.
The Ghost Man
many foreign countries the fear of
being possessed by a real ghost is
part of everyday life. You often read
articles in the news about haunted
ghost hysteria taking over groups
of students in Asian and African countries.
Many believe it is because what they
believe and how they believe it that
this happens so wide spread.
because this happens in far away county's
doesn't mean it can't happen in America.
I am her to tell you yes it does.
And more often then you might think.
And in The United States it seems
to happen to Ghost Hunting groups
more then you'd imagine. Depersonalization
(or depersonalisation) is an 'alteration'
in the perception or experience of
the self so that one feels 'detached'
from, and as if one is an 'outside'
observer of, one's mental processes
or body. A feeling of watching oneself
act, while having no control over
a situation. It can be considered
desirable, such as in the use of recreational
drugs, but it usually refers to the
severe form found in anxiety and,
in the most intense case, panic attacks.
A sufferer feels that he or she has
changed and the world has become less
real, vague, dreamlike, or lacking
in significance. It can sometimes
be a rather disturbing experience,
since many feel that indeed, they
are living in a "dream."
Chronic depersonalization refers
to depersonalization disorder, which
is classified by the DSM-IV as a dissociative
disorder. Derealization is a similar
term to depersonalization, and the
two are often used interchangeably.
However, more specifically, derealization
is the feeling that "nothing
is real," while depersonalization
is the feeling that one is "detached"
from one's body or world. Though these
feelings can happen to anyone who
is under temporary severe anxiety/stress,
For chronic depersonalization, which
individuals get for suffering severe
trauma,. Derealization and depersonalization
disorder are most prominent in anxiety
disorders, clinical depression, bipolar
disorder, sleep deprivation, and some
types of epilepsy. And possession.
Individuals who experience depersonalization
feel divorced from both the world
and from their own physicality by
acting as a completely different identity.
Often a person who has experienced
depersonalization claims that life
"feels like a movie" or
things seem unreal or hazy. Also a
recognition of self breaks down (hence
the name). DP can result in very high
anxiety levels, which further increases
One way to describe the physical
manifestation of the feeling is to
compare it to a film technique called
the vertigo shot or dolly zoom. In
this technique, the subject of the
picture stays fixed on the shot while
all the surrounding background is
pulled away - providing a sense of
vertigo or detachment. People may
perceive this feeling in a cyclical
manner, where the feeling is experienced
back-to-back in succession.
Sometimes the physical manifestation
is more like a strobe light of the
senses. Information is processed at
a much more staggered rate and therefore
the subject feels as though his or
her senses are being distorted and
A person diagnosed with schizophrenia
may demonstrate disorganized and unusual
thinking and speech, auditory hallucinations,
and delusions. Social isolation commonly
occurs for a variety of reasons. Impairment
in social cognition is associated
with schizophrenia, as are symptoms
of paranoia from delusions and hallucinations,
and the negative symptoms of apathy
and avolition. In one uncommon subtype,
the person may be largely mute, remain
motionless in bizarre postures, or
exhibit purposeless agitation; these
are signs of catatonia. No one sign
is diagnostic of schizophrenia, and
all can occur in other medical and
psychiatric conditions. The current
classification of psychoses holds
that symptoms need to have been present
for at least one month in a period
of at least six months of disturbed
functioning. A schizophrenia-like
psychosis of shorter duration is termed
a schizophreniform disorder.
DSM IV-TR Criteria
To be diagnosed with schizophrenia,
a person must display:
Characteristic symptoms: Two or more
of the following, each present for
much of the time during a one-month
period (or less, if symptoms remitted
disorganized speech (e.g., frequent
derailment or incoherence; speaking
in abstracts). See thought disorder.
grossly disorganized behavior (e.g.
dressing inappropriately, crying frequently)
or catatonic behavior
negative symptoms, i.e., affective
flattening (lack or decline in emotional
response), alogia (lack or decline
in speech), or avolition (lack or
decline in motivation).
Note: If delusions are judged to be
bizarre, or hallucinations consist
of hearing one voice participating
in a running commentary of the patient's
actions or of hearing two or more
voices conversing with each other,
only that symptom is required above.
The speech disorganization criterion
is only met if it is severe enough
to substantially impair communication.
Social/occupational dysfunction: For
a significant portion of the time
since the onset of the disturbance,
one or more major areas of functioning
such as work, interpersonal relations,
or self-care, are markedly below the
level achieved prior to the onset.
Duration: Continuous signs of the
disturbance persist for at least six
months. This six-month period must
include at least one month of symptoms
(or less, if symptoms remitted with
Schizophrenia cannot be diagnosed
if symptoms of mood disorder or pervasive
developmental disorder are present,
or the symptoms are the direct result
of a general medical condition or
a substance, such as abuse of a drug
Historically, schizophrenia in the
West was classified into simple, catatonic,
hebephrenic (now known as disorganized),
and paranoid. The DSM contains five
sub-classifications of schizophrenia:
paranoid type: where delusions and
hallucinations are present but thought
disorder, disorganized behavior, and
affective flattening are absent (DSM
code 295.3/ICD code F20.0)
disorganized type: named 'hebephrenic
schizophrenia' in the ICD. Where thought
disorder and flat affect are present
together (DSM code 295.1/ICD code
catatonic type: prominent psychomotor
disturbances are evident. Symptoms
can include catatonic stupor and waxy
flexibility (DSM code 295.2/ICD code
undifferentiated type: psychotic symptoms
are present but the criteria for paranoid,
disorganized, or catatonic types have
not been met (DSM code 295.9/ICD code
residual type: where positive symptoms
are present at a low intensity only
(DSM code 295.6/ICD code F20.5)
The ICD-10 recognises a further two
post-schizophrenic depression: a
depressive episode arising in the
aftermath of a schizophrenic illness
where some low-level schizophrenic
symptoms may still be present (ICD
simple schizophrenia: insidious but
progressive development of prominent
negative symptoms with no history
of psychotic episodes (ICD code F20.6)
Ghosts or "Evil spirits’
Do Attack And Possess The Living.
Especially The Real People Who Hunt
You Hunt For Real Ghost? Collect haunted
paranormal evidence just to say you
did it? Well all that running around
haunted locations just might be the
real ticket to you being over taken
by a real "Evil Spirit"
or a "Crazy Ghost".
it hasn't happened to you or a member
of your group yet consider your self
very lucky. But before it does happen
I suggest you stop hunting for ghost
all together today.
amnesia, also known as functional
or dissociative amnesia, is a disorder
characterized by abnormal memory functioning
in the absence of structural brain
damage or a known neurobiological
cause; severe cases are very rare.
It is defined by the presence of retrograde
amnesia or the inability to retrieve
stored memories and events leading
up to the onset of amnesia and an
absence of anterograde amnesia or
the inability to form new long term
memories. In most cases, patients
lose their autobiographical memory
and personal identity even though
they are able to learn new information
and perform everyday functions normally.
Other times, there may be a loss of
basic semantic knowledge and procedural
skills such as reading and writing.
There are two types of psychogenic
amnesia, global and situation-specific.
Global amnesia, also known as fugue
state, refers to a sudden loss of
personal identity that lasts a few
hours to days. This is preceded by
severe stress and/or depressed mood.
Fugue state is very rare, and usually
resolves over time, often helped by
therapy. Situation-specific amnesia
is a type of dissociative amnesia
occurs as a result of a severely stressful
event, as in post-traumatic stress
disorder. Dissociative amnesia is
due to psychological rather than physiological
causes and can sometimes be helped
known paranormal group had contacted
me in 2006. They had to stop ghost
Hunting because an "evil spirit"
haunted all the group members or "possessed"
each one at their different clients
paranormal investigations. They thought
their group was being attacked by
different ghosts in each investigation
they did. But the truth was one particular
ghosts was following them around and
taking them over one by one.
Each member of the group had actually
become possessed at different locations
and had shown signs of "seizures,
shortness of breath while some were
shouting and writhing in pain. One
of the members actually had nothing
that they thought happen to them until
she disappeared off the map for a
two week period. Then only to show
up three cities away, and she had
not known how she got there or what
had transpired over the period.
A few members of the group would
leave an investigation to have already
gone home. With in hours their family
noted that they had shown signs of
being possessed. Doing weird things
like not knowing who their family
was. Or looking at everyone and everything
like they had never seen them before.
And asking strange questions. Like,
"What year is this and what city
are we in?" Also the the team
leaders wife said to observed her
husband to be staring blankly at nothing
before having what appeared to be
some type of a seizure attack.
Disorder (DID), as defined by the
American Psychiatric Association's
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
of Mental Disorders (DSM), is a psychiatric
diagnosis that describes a condition
in which a single person displays
multiple distinct identities or personalities,
each with its own pattern of perceiving
and interacting with the environment.
The diagnosis requires that at least
two personalities routinely take control
of the individual's behavior with
an associated memory loss that goes
beyond normal forgetfulness; in addition,
symptoms cannot be due to substance
abuse or medical condition. Earlier
versions of the DSM named the condition
multiple personality disorder (MPD),
and the term is still used by the
ICD-10. There is controversy around
the existence, the possible causes,
the prevalence across cultures, and
the epidemiology of the condition.
Last year alone I was contacted by
no less then eight paranormal or ghost
hunting groups with similar problems.
All with degree's of various stages
of "evil ghost possession."
Then just in 2008 alone I have investigated
and am still in the process of dealing
with a new cases every few months.
In 1999 and recent years, there were
one or two cases of "evil possession"
reported to me once in a blue moon.
But since the advent Of Jason Hawes
And Grant Wilson, and Most Haunted
it is now off the scale.
Individuals with DID demonstrate
a variety of symptoms with wide fluctuations
across time; functioning can vary
from severe impairment in daily functioning
to normal or high abilities. Symptoms
multiple mannerisms, attitudes and
beliefs that are dissimilar to each
headaches and other body pains
distortion or loss of subjective time
Patients may experience an extremely
broad array of other symptoms that
resemble epilepsy, schizophrenia,
anxiety, Mood disorders, posttraumatic
stress, personality, and eating disorders.
I get many calls from parents saying
their child had gone ghost hunting
with friends and was brought home
that evening crying in pain as they
suffered from seizures and shortness
of breath. Many have been brought
to emergency rooms and even drug tested
or put into mental hospitals for less.
Some go into fits others become near
comatose. Yet still not all people
show symptoms as soon as the possession
takes hold. It might take days or
To all this there is just one solution.
Leave Ghost Hunting Alone if your
doing it just for the kicks. And just
because you think it can't happen,
be so warned that when it does happen
to you, or someone on your team. Your
on your own. Who would believe you
anyway for Paranormal researches such
as myself feel that you need a dose
of this haunted reality to realize
that you because of Television programs
like SCifi's Ghost Hunters and Most
Haunted is turning out a generation
of ignorant people who think ghost
hunting is something fun to do on
a friday and saturday night.
The diagnostic criteria in DSM-IV
Dissociative disorders section 300.14
The presence of two or more distinct
identities or personality states,
each with its own relatively enduring
pattern of perceiving, relating to,
and thinking about the environment
At least two of these identities or
personality states recurrently take
control of the person's behavior.
Inability to recall important personal
information that is too extensive
to be explained by ordinary forgetfulness.
The disturbance is not due to the
direct physiological effects of a
substance (e.g., blackouts or chaotic
behavior during Alcohol Intoxication)
or a general medical condition (e.g.,
complex partial seizures). In children,
the symptoms are not attributable
to imaginary playmates or other fantasy
play. A patient history, x-rays, blood
tests, and other procedures can be
used to eliminate symptoms being due
to traumatic brain injury, medication,
sleep deprivation, or intoxicants,
all of which can mimic symptoms of
Diagnosis should be performed by a
psychiatrist or psychologist who may
use specially designed interviews
(such as the SCID-D) and personality
assessment tools to evaluate a person
for a dissociative disorder.
The psychiatric history of individuals
diagnosed with DID frequently contain
multiple previous diagnoses of various
mental disorders and treatment failures.
The belief by some doctors that the
diagnosis is fallacious may contribute
to the frequency of its misdiagnosis.
DID is frequently misdiagnosed as
bipolar disorder due to mood changes
between alter states being mistaken
for the cyclical mood changes accompanying
bipolarity. Another frequent misdiagnosis
is psychotic disorder as dialogues
between alters may be mistaken for
What If The Ghost
Will Not Go Away?
There are a few case where these
possessed individuals are now locked
up in institutions or heavily sedated
under lock and key. In all understanding
the ghost has actually moved on to
greener pastures to haunt. But the
person who hunted ghosts for fun is
now a lost individual for the rest
of their unnatural life. Not all possesions
or diabolic demons they might be just
a ghost. And if your not qualified
in the first place to understand that
then what are you doing hunting for
I suggest if you think a person you
know is a possessed by a real ghost
get help right away. First bring them
to an Emergency Room hospital. Have
them screened for drugs and a psychological
profile done. Call your local clergy
and have them come in and speak to
An intense interest in spiritualism,
parapsychology, and hypnosis continued
throughout the 19th and early 20th
centuries, running in parallel with
John Locke's views that there was
an association of ideas requiring
the coexistence of feelings with awareness
of the feelings. Hypnosis, which was
pioneered in the late 1700s by Franz
Mesmer and Armand-Marie Jacques de
Chastenet, Marques de Puységur,
challenged Locke's association of
ideas. Hypnotists observed second
personalities emerging during hypnosis
and wondered how two minds could coexist.
Some of these hypnotherapists reported
treating people with symptoms that
might now be diagnosed as DID. The
19th century saw a number of reported
cases of multiple personalities which
Rieber estimated would be close
to 100. Epilepsy was seen as a factor
in some cases and discussion of
this connection continues into the
By the late 19th century there was
a general realization that emotionally
traumatic experiences could cause
long-term disorders which may manifest
with a variety of symptoms. Between
1880 and 1920, many great international
medical conferences devoted a lot
of time to sessions on dissociation.
 It was in this climate that Jean-Martin
Charcot introduced his ideas of the
impact of nervous shocks as a cause
for a variety of neurological conditions.
One of Charcot's students, Pierre
Janet, took these ideas and went on
to develop his own theories of dissociation.
In the early 20th century interest
in dissociation and MPD waned for
a number of reasons. After Charcot's
death in 1893, many of his "hysterical"
patients were exposed as frauds and
Janet's association with Charcot tarnished
his theories of dissociation. Sigmund
Freud recanted his earlier emphasis
on dissociation and childhood trauma
Freud, a man who actively promoted
his ideas and enlisted the help of
others, won out over the "lone
wolf" Janet who did not train
students in a teaching hospital. Psychologists
found that science was hard to reconcile
with a "soul" or an "unconscious".
In 1910, Eugen Bleuler introduced
the term "schizophrenia"
to replace "dementia praecox"
and a review of the Index Medicus
from 1903 through 1978 showed a dramatic
decline in the number of reports of
multiple personality after the diagnosis
of schizophrenia "caught on,"
especially in the United States. A
number of factors helped create a
large climate of skepticism and disbelief;
paralleling the increased suspicion
of MPD was the decline of interest
in dissociation as a laboratory and
Starting in about 1927, there was
a large increase in the number of
reported cases of schizophrenia, which
was matched by an equally large decrease
in the number of multiple personality
reports. Bleuler also included multiple
personality in his category of schizophrenia.
It was found in the 1980's that MPD
patients are often misdiagnosed as
suffering from schizophrenia.
The public, however, were exposed
to psychological ideas which took
their interest. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein,
Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case
of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and many
short stories by Edgar Allan Poe,
had a formidable impact. In 1957,
with the publication of the book The
Three Faces of Eve, and the popular
movie which followed it, the American
public's interest in multiple personality
was revived. Multiple personality
disorder began to emerge as a separate
disorder in the 1970's when an initially
small number of clinicians worked
to re-establish MPD as a legitimate
In 1974, the highly influential book
Sybil was published and six years
later the diagnosis of multiple personality
disorder was included in the DSM.
As media coverage spiked, diagnoses
climbed. There were 200 reported cases
of MPD from 1880 to 1979, and 20,000
from 1980 to 1990. ] Joan Acocella
reports that 40,000 cases were diagnosed
from 1985 to 1995. The majority of
diagnoses are made in North America,
particularly the United States, and
in English-speaking countries more
generally with reports recently emerging
from other countries.
One of the primary reasons for the
ongoing recategorization of this condition
is that there were once so few documented
cases (research in 1944 showed only
76) of what was once referred to as
multiple personality. Dissociation
is recognized as a symptomatic presentation
in response to trauma, extreme emotional
stress, and, as noted, in association
with emotional dysregulation and borderline
personality disorder . In one study,
DID was found to be a genuine disorder
with a constant set of core features.
The DSM-II used the term multiple
personality disorder, the DSM-III
the diagnosis with the other four
major dissociative disorders, and
the DSM-IV-TR categorizes it as dissociative
identity disorder. The ICD-10 continues
to list the condition as multiple
And very best words of warning is
don't start looking for ghost sin
the first place. But you probably
won't listen because if your reading
this it might just be too late.
About The Ghost Man
Known very well in the inner circle
of international Ghost Hunters The
Ghost man is a leading investigator
in the field. He has hunted for ghosts
and all that is paranormal for over
35 years. Many seek his input on specific
hauntings and paranormal manifestations.
Publicly he does not wish to be known
to the general public for he wishes
no attention to be drawn to himself,
or to reap any benefits by use of
his name or likeness. The Ghost Man
has been a consultant on many documentaries,
books and articles for many years.
He might seem like a myth or as a
ghost in the night but his work and
status amongst those who are in the
field set their standards by him.
The Ghost Man will continue to write
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