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Not a diagnosis: Voices in head more common than thought
NBC ^ | 17 hours ago | JoNel Aleccia,

Posted on 09/18/2013 7:33:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin

As more details emerge about Alexis, Lieberman said he was concerned that the shooting renews worries for people with mental illness and once again raises questions about how society treats disorders.

“I think it immediately arouses fears and enhances stigma about people with mental illness, that they’re psychotic killers and wackos running amok,” Lieberman said. “It’s unfortunate.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: aaronalexis; disorders; mentalillness; psychiatry
Yikes!
1 posted on 09/18/2013 7:33:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Smart. Better dead than sorry, I always say.


2 posted on 09/18/2013 7:36:42 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: BenLurkin

The voices in my head said not to worry about it. They also said the aliens are our friends.


3 posted on 09/18/2013 7:36:44 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: BenLurkin
I get along OK with the voices in my head.

I'm not buying it.

4 posted on 09/18/2013 7:38:22 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: BenLurkin

“I think it immediately arouses fears and enhances stigma about people with mental illness, that they’re psychotic killers and wackos running amok,” Lieberman said. “It’s unfortunate.”

No, no - clearly it wasn’t this guy’s mental state that caused this, it was the GUNS! Please place the stigma where the stigma belongs!


5 posted on 09/18/2013 7:39:11 AM PDT by bolobaby
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To: bolobaby

Exactly.


6 posted on 09/18/2013 7:39:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: All

" I kept hearing voices, then I found out it was Michele nagging
me about buying new diamonds and a Vineyard house with our
Syria war profits. Was she ever mad when Putin weighed-in."

7 posted on 09/18/2013 7:40:23 AM PDT by Liz
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To: BenLurkin
So, if I can't get a particular tune out of my head, am I having hallucinations?

Someone posted the lyrics to a song by the Atlantic Rhythm Section yesterday, and I "heard" it for the rest of the day.

This is one of the problems with restricting the civil rights of people with "mental illness": there's no agreement on what constitutes "dangerous".

And, everyone is entitled to due process. That decision can't be made by someone, with no opportunity for a fair and speedy appeal.

[There are similar problems with protection orders, which are routinely abused in divorce proceedings]

8 posted on 09/18/2013 7:42:39 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: BenLurkin; wideawake

This is just to defend the fact that both the VA hospital psychs and the people responsible for giving him a security clearance dropped the ball.


9 posted on 09/18/2013 7:45:25 AM PDT by livius
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To: BenLurkin
Around thirty years ago, it was determined by our “leaders” that it was not humane to confine anyone in a mental institution against their will.
Tucson, Aurora, Sandy Hook even going back to Columbine and others all have one thing in common. Mental illness.
Add in Ft. Hood and you find Political Correctness and affirmative Action.

These are just more examples of Liberal policies and their unintended consequences. Just their Chickens are coming home to roost.

10 posted on 09/18/2013 7:48:10 AM PDT by Tupelo (There are no Republicans or Democrats in Washington. Just Millionaires protecting their turf.)
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To: BenLurkin

The voices in my head told me not to tell anyone about the voices in my head.


11 posted on 09/18/2013 7:49:32 AM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: BenLurkin

Good ole NBC helping out Obama regime by telling the nation this garbage.


12 posted on 09/18/2013 7:54:49 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Tupelo
Around thirty years ago, it was determined by our “leaders” that it was not humane to confine anyone in a mental institution against their will.

...Pushed in large part by the Kennedy's trying to assuage their own guilt over the treatment of Rosemary.

13 posted on 09/18/2013 7:55:01 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: BenLurkin

the assumption in all these mental health cases is that the people have already seen someone, and are in the mental health system somewhere. what if this s the first time for someone? someone undiagnosed?


14 posted on 09/18/2013 7:55:33 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: justlurking

“So, if I can’t get a particular tune out of my head, am I having hallucinations?”

Depends. Were you just remembering, or were you sitting 10th row, center seats at an ARS concert?

Also, if the voices are more common than your thoughts, as the title says, that might be a problem.


15 posted on 09/18/2013 7:55:48 AM PDT by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: BenLurkin

I find it odd that a guy who’s voices told em it was okay to run WIth AL GORE...is bringing this up.../s


16 posted on 09/18/2013 7:56:03 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( Un-Documented Journalist / Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team)
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To: chrisser

The first rule of voices in your head is do not talk about voices in your head. The second rule of voices in your head is DO NOT TALK ABOUT VOICES IN YOUR HEAD.


17 posted on 09/18/2013 7:57:07 AM PDT by needmorePaine
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To: BenLurkin

18 posted on 09/18/2013 8:01:50 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: BenLurkin

Libs love to quote studies that purport to show that the mentally ill are no more prone to violence than the average population.

What they are not honest enough to quote are the exclusionary criteria for those studies, which usually exclude some combination of patients who, 1. do not take their meds, 2. use drugs, and 3. have no prior history of violence.

Add those patients back in - and they are an enormous percentage - and the mentally ill present a quite violent population.

The rates of job-related death and injury for mental health workers far outstrips that of both the military and law enforcement.


19 posted on 09/18/2013 8:10:03 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Tupelo

Have you forgotten or were you not informed that America’s institutions had conditions worse than prisons? America has a dark and twisted history with mental illness that is well covered. There is a reason that former mental institutions are considered the most haunted places on earth, as most of them closed due to lack of funds, over crowding, and patient abuse.

Im all for bringing back the institutions but they need to be FUNDED.... PROPERLY. That means more taxes.


20 posted on 09/18/2013 8:13:36 AM PDT by drunknsage
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To: BenLurkin

When I was struggling to come to terms with the death of my wife, I went to her church to light a candle for her. As I stood before the Lord on the Cross, I don’t know why but I said out loud, “I don’t know what to do....” I heard a voice in my head say, “You know what to do!” I began taking classes, and the following Easter I received my First Communion at 60 years of age. Finally, I am beginning to find peace. Vivat Jesus


21 posted on 09/18/2013 8:13:50 AM PDT by W.Lee (It took me a long time to learn my elbow from a hot rock.)
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To: BenLurkin

Like a scream but sort of silent
Living out my nightmares
Voices repeating me
“Feeling threatened?
We reflect your hopes and fears”
Voices discussing me
“Others steal your thoughts
They’re not confined within your mind...”


22 posted on 09/18/2013 8:16:02 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (My sweet talk is also savory and creamy.)
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To: BenLurkin
I keep hearing Bammy's voice in my head.

No wait, that comes from audio clips from talk radio.

23 posted on 09/18/2013 8:23:06 AM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: BenLurkin

When the water’s on in my kitchen sink and I’m in the next room, it sounds just like people talking. It’s really creepy. I can never make out what they’re saying, so I guess I’m ok.


24 posted on 09/18/2013 8:23:56 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( Get involved. Because you ARE involved.)
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To: livius
"...VA hospital psychs .."

How would sessions with Hasan help?

25 posted on 09/18/2013 8:25:36 AM PDT by Paladin2 (h)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
please could you stop the noise
im trying to get some rest
from all the unborn chicken voices in my head

What's that?

26 posted on 09/18/2013 8:35:26 AM PDT by corkoman
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To: BenLurkin

The voices in my head always speak out after seeing someone do something extremely stupid. They say “and then they voted” to remind me of why America is where it’s at today. The illiterate are allowed to vote.


27 posted on 09/18/2013 8:35:58 AM PDT by jrg
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To: BenLurkin

So, I guess under ObamaCare, if you tell your doctor that you have guns in your house, that’s bad - but if you tell him that you hear voices in your head, then it’s OK?


28 posted on 09/18/2013 8:48:13 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: BenLurkin

When the voices in my head say to press one for English I’ll know I’ve had enough of the voices in my head.


29 posted on 09/18/2013 8:52:21 AM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: BenLurkin

Well I’m OK and so amd I. :-)


30 posted on 09/18/2013 8:54:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: BenLurkin

I used to think I heard voices in my head until I realized it was just my dog talking to me.


31 posted on 09/18/2013 9:00:26 AM PDT by fruser1
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To: Paladin2

Exactly. They’re probably, in many cases, not very competent to begin with.


32 posted on 09/18/2013 9:15:32 AM PDT by livius
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To: chrisser

But my voices told me all about yours a long time ago.


33 posted on 09/18/2013 9:54:20 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: BenLurkin

There are already laws preventing those who are mentally ill from having guns; federal law regarding prohibited persons implicitly requires a court hearing, as it should be. The individual would have to have been involuntarily committed (requires a court hearing) or adjuticated mentally defective (court hearing also), preserving their right to due process and protecting their God given rights.


34 posted on 09/18/2013 10:04:12 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: BenLurkin

Four out of five voices in my head told me not to click on this post; of course I’ve never been one to run with the pack.


35 posted on 09/18/2013 11:14:35 AM PDT by LambSlave
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