DSM and cults

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DSM and cults

Unread post by joe sz » Wed Oct 01, 2014 9:31 pm

the DSM 5 is the latest Diagnostic Statistical Manual for mental health and social disorders. It will most likely be replaced soon by another, more scientific system, but this commentary and supplement for DSM 4 is interesting in light of the cult problem, something I will be writing an article about later:

http://www.spiritualcompetency.com/dsm4 ... roblem.pdf
The inclusion in the DSM-IV of a new diagnostic category called "Religious
or Spiritual Problem" marks a significant breakthrough. For the first time,
there is acknowledgment of distressing religious and spiritual experiences as
nonpathological problems. Spiritual emergencies are crises during which the
process of growth and change becomes chaotic and overwhelming. The
proposal for this new diagnostic category came from transpersonal clinicians
concerned with the misdiagnosis and mistreatment of persons in the midst of
spiritual crises. In addition, this course covers religious problems.
This online course covers the history of pathologizing theory regarding
religion and spirituality in the mental health field, the work of Stanislav and
Christina Grof, John Perry, John Mack, R.D. Laing, and many other clinical
approaches for working with religious and spiritual problems including:
* Mystical experience *New Religious Movements and cults
* Psychic opening * Visionary experience
* Kundalini awakening * Near-death experience
* Possession experience * Shamanic crisis
*Loss of faith * Alien encounters
*Terminal & life-threatening illness
*Changes in membership, practices & beliefs
20 examples in the Case Library of Religious & Spiritual Problems

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Re: DSM and cults

Unread post by joe sz » Wed Oct 01, 2014 10:24 pm

and if you were in a cult like RSE, here you are as Folie imposée in the IDC (International Classification of Diseases)
This syndrome is most commonly diagnosed when the two or more individuals concerned live in proximity and may be socially or physically isolated and have little interaction with other people.

Various sub-classifications of folie à deux have been proposed to describe how the delusional belief comes to be held by more than one person.

Folie imposée is where a dominant person (known as the 'primary', 'inducer' or 'principal') initially forms a delusional belief during a psychotic episode and imposes it on another person or persons (known as the 'secondary', 'acceptor' or 'associate') with the assumption that the secondary person might not have become deluded if left to his or her own devices. If the parties are admitted to hospital separately, then the delusions in the person with the induced beliefs usually resolve without the need of medication.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folie_%C3%A0_deux

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Re: DSM and cults

Unread post by David McCarthy » Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:47 pm

Thanks Joe, :idea:
Its good to see the scientific/psychology community trying to get to grips with cults and their fallout.
Folie à deux (/fɒˈli ə ˈduː/; French pronunciation: ​[fɔli a dø]; French for "a madness shared by two"), or shared psychosis, is a psychiatric syndrome
Oh yes.....JZK's R$E madness is certainly a 'shared psychosis' :shock: :sad:

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Re: DSM and cults

Unread post by joe sz » Fri Oct 03, 2014 1:13 pm

'COME, FOLIE WITH ME'...RAMTHA :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

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