AngelicView: As a student of consciousness, I have always wondered about the true reality of Schizophrenia, and even more about things like Multiple Personalities Disorder. Where do the voices really come from? Who’s voices are they? Where do the other personalities come from? Who’s personalities are they?
While this inspirational TED Talk video does not provide us with any definitive answers, it does give us hints.
One day, Eleanor Longden heard voices in her head. They would basically “say” (out loud in her head) what she was doing. Not negative or positive – just mirroring what she saw or what she was doing.
Then she told people about the voices and people were scared for her, and worried. She went to a Psychiatrist. As her self-esteem crumbled, the voices became negative and mean.
Eventually, she worked her own way out of her slump and began feeling good about herself again. The voices then became positive and uplifting. She says they even gave her the answers to a test.
Take a look.
Video Description: At 17, Eleanor Longden had a promising future ahead of her; then she was diagnosed with schizophrenia. After a lifelong battle with the voices in her head, today she has a Masters in psychology and a second chance.