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18th Sep '17 7:45:50 PM zarpaulus
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* While there are plenty of ways to develop mental disorders [[SanitySlippage "normally"]] in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'', the post-Singularity nanovirus that gives asyncs their PsychicPowers [[WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity always]] induces at least one disorder. In addition, many of the lower-level powers resemble savant abilities more than anything supernatural, such as [[PhotographicMemory Hyperthymesia]], HyperAwareness, [[LivingLieDetector Superior Kinesics]], Filter (hyperfocus), and [[CombatClairvoyance Predictive Boost]].
20th Jul '17 11:10:25 PM Kalaong
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Contrast and compare TheMadnessPlace, where the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperfocus hyperfocus]] common to autistics conveys incredible scientific talent, as well as ScienceRelatedMimeticDisorder.

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Contrast and compare TheMadnessPlace, where the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperfocus hyperfocus]] common to autistics conveys incredible scientific talent, as well as ScienceRelatedMimeticDisorder.
ScienceRelatedMemeticDisorder.
20th Jul '17 11:09:47 PM Kalaong
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Contrast and compare TheMadnessPlace, where the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyperfocus hyperfocus]] common to autistics conveys incredible scientific talent, as well as ScienceRelatedMimeticDisorder.
22nd May '17 9:41:22 PM LB7979
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* For much of history, before the advent of modern psychology, many cultures believed that DemonicPossession caused epilepsy and other mental disorders. Though notably, Catholic exorcists didn't believe this and still don't. They ''always'' sent you to a doctor first. If the doctor was stumped, or their diagnosis appeared to be wrong or their treatment didn't seem to be working, then they ''might'' consider exorcism.

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* For much of history, before the advent of modern psychology, many cultures believed that DemonicPossession caused epilepsy and other mental disorders. Though notably, Catholic exorcists didn't believe this and still don't. They ''always'' sent you to a doctor first. If the doctor was stumped, or their diagnosis appeared to be wrong or their treatment didn't seem to be working, then they ''might'' consider exorcism.
21st Mar '17 2:44:05 PM Jake
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* In 2003, a software engineer called Terry Davis had what he considers to be a religious revelation and most other people (including several medical professionals) consider to be the onset of schizophrenia. The end result of this experience was [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TempleOS TempleOS]], a {{Retraux}} operating system built around a program that (at least according to Davis) enables the user to receive direct messages from God through the medium of random number generation.
19th Mar '17 11:06:16 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'', it's implied that a lot of Elphaba's [[AmbiguousDisorder oddities]] are a result of her being a [[spoiler: "child of both worlds", which also comes with immense natural magical talent.]]

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* In ''{{Literature/Wicked}}'', ''Literature/{{Wicked}}'', it's implied that a lot of Elphaba's [[AmbiguousDisorder oddities]] are a result of her being a [[spoiler: "child [[spoiler:"child of both worlds", which also comes with immense natural magical talent.]]
18th Mar '17 4:32:29 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/XMen'', Daniel Dash's apparent severe autism is ultimately revealed to be the result of him being a crude nanotech construct.






* In ''{{Series/Touch}}'', Martin's son Jake appears autistic (though the doctors never could diagnose his disorder). He also has the ability to see complex connections between different people in the world and tell his father how to use those connections to help people.

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* In ''{{Series/Touch}}'', ''Series/{{Touch}}'', Martin's son Jake appears autistic (though the doctors never could diagnose his disorder). He also has the ability to see complex connections between different people in the world and tell his father how to use those connections to help people.



* In the first episode of ''Series/TheExorcist'', it's left ambiguous whether Henry Rance's declining mental health is the result of early-onset Alzheimer's or the demonic presence in his house.

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* In the first episode of ''Series/TheExorcist'', it's left ambiguous whether Henry Rance's declining shaky mental health is the result of early-onset Alzheimer's his severe head injury or the demonic presence in his house.house. [[HumanoidAbomination The Salesman]] gleefully muddies the waters at one point, claiming that he helped cause the accident that injured Henry.




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* In ''Series/SleepyHollow'', Ichabod and Jenny initially overlook Molly Thomas as a potential new Witness because the manifestations of her new status (mutism, anxiety, and depression) initially seem indistinguishable from any number of more mundane conditions.
18th Mar '17 3:14:29 PM Discar
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* ''Series/{{Legion}}'': Played with. David Leeds has believed for his entire life that he was schizophrenic. He was finally admitted to a psych hospital after he trashed his girlfriend's kitchen. A few years later, there was another incident at the hospital, where several people died. This brought him to the attention of the Division, who realized that he is a powerful psychic and try to control him. A group of mutants rescue him and begin helping him untangle the damage the well-meaning doctors did. While doing so, they discover that while he is even more powerful than they thought, he's also schizophrenic, with disturbing visions, extremely distorted memories, and serious emotional issues, all of which make controlling his powers a challenging prospect at best. And ''then'' [[spoiler:it turns out that the "visions" are of a very real psychic parasite which has edited his memories to remove any sign of itself. And then it manages to take control of his body and his powers...]]
-->'''Ptonomy:''' He's schizophrenic.\\
'''Melanie:''' I'm afraid it's much worse than that.
12th Jan '17 7:54:19 PM Discar
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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E19 review]] of ''Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}}''

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-->--'''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' -->-- '''WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic's''' [[Recap/TheNostalgiaCriticS9E19 review]] of ''Literature/{{Dreamcatcher}}''
16th Nov '16 9:50:29 AM Nazetrime
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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' downplays this with Lalli. He's both a mage and the member of the cast with an AmbiguousDisorder. The ISeeDeadPeople aspect of his powers can account for his [[AnOddPlaceToSleep strange choices of sleeping places]] (a preference for small spaces and having other people around), while his cat-like mannerisms may have something to do with his luonto being a lynx. However, there are two other mages in the story. Lalli's older and more experienced as a mage cousin Onni has an overblown and quite possibly justified Big Brother Instinct, but other than that acts perfectly normal. Budding mage Reynir lacks Lalli's quirks as well, but also has been a mage for too little a time for any possible long term effects on behaviour to kick in. In addition, the authors herself has hinted that Lalli could be having some kind of neural issues.

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* ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'' downplays this with Lalli. He's both a mage and the member of the cast with an AmbiguousDisorder. The ISeeDeadPeople aspect of his powers can account for his [[AnOddPlaceToSleep strange choices of sleeping places]] (a preference for small spaces and having other people around), while his cat-like mannerisms may have something to do with his luonto being a lynx. However, there are two other mages in the story. Lalli's older and more experienced as a mage cousin Onni has an overblown and quite possibly justified Big Brother Instinct, BigBrotherInstinct (he got a PromotionToParent at some point in the past), but other than that acts perfectly normal. Budding mage Reynir lacks Lalli's quirks as well, but also has been a mage for too little a time for any possible long term effects on behaviour to kick in. In addition, the authors author herself has hinted that Lalli could be having some kind of neural issues.
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