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10th Feb '16 10:20:57 AM Katsuhagi
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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 bamboozled, 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 bamboozled, stumped, or their diagnosis appeared to be wrong or their treatment didn't seem to be working, then they ''might'' consider exorcism.
10th Feb '16 10:20:07 AM Katsuhagi
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* Among the Hmong people epileptics believed to act as an intermediary between the spirit and material world and so they are often made into shamans. The book "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]]" chronicles how one Hmong family in California ran into issues with the medical establishment when they attempted to treat their daughter.

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* Among the Hmong people epileptics are believed to act as an intermediary between the spirit and material world and so they are often made into shamans. The book "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]]" chronicles how one Hmong family in California ran into issues with the medical establishment when they attempted to treat their daughter.
10th Feb '16 10:19:25 AM Katsuhagi
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* Among the Hmong people epilepsy are believed to act as an intermediary between the spirit and material world so epileptics are often made into shamans. The book "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]]" chronicles how one Hmong family in California ran into issues with the medical establishment when they attempted to treat their daughter.

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* Among the Hmong people epilepsy are epileptics believed to act as an intermediary between the spirit and material world and so epileptics they are often made into shamans. The book "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]]" chronicles how one Hmong family in California ran into issues with the medical establishment when they attempted to treat their daughter.
8th Feb '16 12:41:52 AM rainbowstalin
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* Murray, the werewolf main character of ''Webcomic/BloodyUrban',' suffers from sensory processing disorder as a result of having hyper-acute senses and an inability to filter out sounds and smells beyond normal human perception.
29th Jan '16 7:54:21 PM Katsuhagi
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* Among the Hmong people epilepsy are believed to act as an intermediary between the spirit and material world so epileptics are often made into shamans. The book "[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Spirit_Catches_You_and_You_Fall_Down The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down]]" chronicles how one Hmong family in California ran into issues with the medical establishment when they attempted to treat their daughter.
11th Jan '16 11:11:47 PM Specialist290
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* Many of the symptoms of [[DemonicPossession Possession]] in ''VideoGame/CrusaderKings'' and its sequel resemble those of certain real-world mental illnesses like schizophrenia, meaning that it's possible many of these instances are simply [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane dysfunctional people in a world that views them through a supernatural lens]].
6th Dec '15 12:34:33 PM zarpaulus
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* In Peter Watt's ''Literature/{{Blindsight}}'' autistics and psychopaths are descended from vampires. Which were a HumanSubspecies that had a deficiency in a protein found only in humans and evolved several traits to prey on them. Such as a complete LackOfEmpathy and super-savant mathematical abilities. However, their hyper-savantism caused them to develop seizures when they saw right-angles, and they died out millennia ago. Until a biotech company experimented with gene therapy "cures" for autism and psychopathy and accidentally turned them into vampires.
25th Nov '15 8:48:29 PM Stormseed
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* ''Mutant City Blues'': Mutants with force field powers have a significant chance of developing adult-onset autism.
21st Nov '15 2:39:54 PM zarpaulus
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Strange conditions spark the imaginations of writers, leading them to imagine otherworldly forces behind them. Just as MostWritersAreMale, so are most writers neurotypical.

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Strange conditions spark the imaginations of writers, leading them to imagine otherworldly forces behind them. Just as MostWritersAreMale, so are most writers neurotypical.
neurotypical. Though non-NT writers are by no means unknown and they might use this trope as well for various reasons.
21st Nov '15 11:29:15 AM MagBas
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Strange conditions spark the imaginations of writers, leading them to imagine otherworldly forces behind them. Just as MostWritersAreMale, so are most writers neurotypical, and this trope sometimes extends to the point of UnfortunateImplications in that it presents something perfectly human as the result of something non-human. In doing so, it essentially isolates non-neurotypical people from "normal" humans even more than they already are. It can also fall into the trap of PositiveDiscrimination.

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Strange conditions spark the imaginations of writers, leading them to imagine otherworldly forces behind them. Just as MostWritersAreMale, so are most writers neurotypical, and this trope sometimes extends to the point of UnfortunateImplications in that it presents something perfectly human as the result of something non-human. In doing so, it essentially isolates non-neurotypical people from "normal" humans even more than they already are. It can also fall into the trap of PositiveDiscrimination.
neurotypical.
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