By L. Winslow
Is it possible to cure schizophrenia? Well, many of the students graduating today with Psychiatric Degrees believe it is possible and they are primed to do it. Indeed curing Schizophrenia would be an incredible gift to humanity.
Most people do not realize just how prevalent this is in our society. I often wonder if this has anything to do with all the “Cults” which spring up. I have often wondered if completely curing Schizophrenia is a good idea because it is widely believed that those with even mild schizophrenia have a greater IQ than the average person in the population by 15 pts. Ever think of that?
If Schizophrenia were cured would that mean that our society would have less “high-intellegent” people in it? Could our society survive in that case if a percentage of the high-IQ people were removed due to a cure in Schizophrenia? Obviously those with severe Schizophrenia need help. But those who have mild Schizophrenia seem to function and you meet them every once in a while in society.
What are the statistics of those with schizophrenia? About 1-2 per hundred or something like that have schizophrenia and that does seem to be quite high. What are your thoughts on the impact on this? What about Religion, as if you stop schizophrenia then will religion disappear? Will the number of followers drop off? This is something that has been discussed in some recent articles.
This is not to say that those who are religious are schizophrenic, but if they are hearing voices in their heads or talking to invisible friends then there are some psychological issues that probably should be addressed. Something to think on.
L. Winslow is a Social Research Advisor to the Online Think Tank, a Futurist and retired entreprenuer. Currently he is planning a bicycle ride across the US to raise money for charity and is sponsored by www.Calling-Plans.com and all the proceeds will go to various charities who sign up.
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