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7th Mar '16 2:56:05 AM Pichu-kun
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* "Spies" by Music/{{Coldplay}} is about someone who believes spies are watching everything but most other people are oblivious to the danger.
23rd Feb '16 3:33:36 PM rjd1922
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}: Lab Rat'', a companion comic to the game, Aperture Science researcher Douglas Rattman has this type of schizophrenia. Without medication, he experiences hallucinations such as that his CompanionCube is talking to him and that the AI MasterComputer in charge of the laboratory is out to kill him. Of course, the latter is [[ProperlyParanoid actually true]], which allows him to be the sole survivor of [=GLaDOS=]'s purge of the scientists. Hidden away, he manipulates the system to put protagonist Chell into a position to enact the events of the two games.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Portal 2}}: Lab Rat'', a companion comic to the game, Aperture Science researcher Douglas Rattman Doug Rattmann has this type of schizophrenia. Without medication, he experiences hallucinations such as that his CompanionCube is talking to him and that the AI MasterComputer in charge of the laboratory is out to kill him. Of course, the latter is [[ProperlyParanoid actually true]], which allows him to be the sole survivor of [=GLaDOS=]'s purge of the scientists. Hidden away, he manipulates the system to put protagonist Chell into a position to enact the events of the two games.
22nd Dec '15 9:43:06 PM Llygodenfawr
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* ''Literature/InsideOut'' by Terry Trueman is narrated by a fellow who went into a schizophrenic state and, essentially, never came out. Voices often interrupt the narration to taunt him, and there's rhyming nonsense in the margins of the pages. ("Squish-wish, squish-wish, don't you wish you could squish a wish?") It should be noted that Trueman is a psychologist, so this is presumably an accurate depiction of some form of the illness.

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* ''Literature/InsideOut'' ''Inside Out'' (not to be confused with [[Literature/InsideOut the other book of the same name]]) by Terry Trueman is narrated by a fellow who went into a schizophrenic state and, essentially, never came out. Voices often interrupt the narration to taunt him, and there's rhyming nonsense in the margins of the pages. ("Squish-wish, squish-wish, don't you wish you could squish a wish?") It should be noted that Trueman is a psychologist, so this is presumably an accurate depiction of some form of the illness.
24th Jun '15 2:51:34 PM Prfnoff
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* ''The Journal of Polymorphous Perversity'' had the one-page magazine-within-the-magazine ''Journel [sick] of Schizophrenic Processsssssssss'', full of misspelled and irregularly spaced paranoid ramblings.
-->We anticipate their will be five (five) issues for each
--->of
-->the seasons but they may TAKE one of them away from me.
22nd Apr '15 9:28:03 AM drone5
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** To develop his character, Pitt observed real-life real-time interactions of people who (at that time) had been treated for mental illness. From a first-person account (no longer present at [[http://www.dontdwell.org/blog/sample-chapter/ this link]], except from [[http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:DSNGj8KV6E4J:www.dontdwell.org/blog/sample-chapter/ Google's cache]]) of a man with bipolar disorder:
-->My doctor heard from the producer of the movie that Brad wanted to research the role and was looking for people to interview...I said yes. [A]t that time I was still mentally unstable... Brad walked into the room with a stack of 3×5 cards. He said he had some movie lines on the cards and wanted to know how we would act out the situation on the card. I remember show[ing] him how I would act... Watching the movie it turned out to be a classic scene. Brad giving the tour in the psych ward was fairly close to me at this time.
30th Nov '14 1:22:29 PM LahmacunKebab
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** An interesting side note is that some neurobiologists think that some forms of schizophrenia may actually be caused by a malfunction in the part of the brain responsible for filtering information for significance and this could potential causes the afflicted to try and process ALL information equally, looking for patterns and correlations, similar to what Seven experienced. In fact, some scientists even [[http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-05/computer-scientists-induce-schizophrenia-neural-network-causing-it-make-ridiculous-claims tested this theory with a computer]] and got pretty convincing results.

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** An interesting side note is that some neurobiologists think that some forms of schizophrenia may actually be caused by a malfunction in the part of the brain responsible for filtering information for significance and this could potential causes potentially cause the afflicted to try and process ALL information equally, looking for patterns and correlations, similar to what Seven experienced. In fact, some scientists even [[http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-05/computer-scientists-induce-schizophrenia-neural-network-causing-it-make-ridiculous-claims tested this theory with a computer]] and got pretty convincing results.
30th Nov '14 1:20:38 PM LahmacunKebab
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode ("The Voyager Conspiracy") where Seven of Nine goes temporarily crazy from information overload and links most of the major events of the series up to that point into a massive Federation conspiracy to capture her, a Borg Drone. This is easily dismissed until you realize that, even though her conclusion about it being all about her was flawed and delusional, several of her premises were, in fact, quite grounded and made for some tantalizingly uncomfortable questions that were completely swept under the rug by the show. One can't help but wonder if there really WAS a conspiracy going on there: specifically, why was a glorified scout ship on a reconnaissance mission armed with several banned WMDs?

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode ("The Voyager Conspiracy") where Seven of Nine goes temporarily crazy from information overload and links most of the major events of the series up to that point into a massive Federation conspiracy to capture her, a Borg Drone. This is easily dismissed until you realize that, even though her conclusion about it being all about her was flawed and delusional, several of her premises were, in fact, quite grounded and made for some tantalizingly uncomfortable questions that were completely swept under the rug by the show. One can't help but wonder if there really WAS a conspiracy going on there: specifically, why was a glorified scout ship on a reconnaissance mission armed with several banned WMDs?[=WMDs=]?



* Boyd Cooper from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''? His mind was a...nice...''normal...neighborhood...'' except no, oh no. Streets were twisted, and if you stood in one place, cameras popped up from parking meters and took pictures, and the only inhabitants were either the Rainbow Squirts, [[spoiler:girl scouts who were behind the conspiracy,]] and the G-Men, men with red eyes, green skin and long, brown trench coats, who tried to figure out the conspiracy. [[spoiler:And the level didn't end with you curing his sick, sick mind, but ''unleashing'' his psycho pyromaniac alter ego so that he would unlock the gate to the mental asylum. And then burn the asylum to the ground.]]

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* Boyd Cooper from ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}''? His mind was a...nice...''normal... nice... ''normal... neighborhood...'' except no, oh no. Streets were twisted, and if you stood in one place, cameras popped up from parking meters and took pictures, and the only inhabitants were either the Rainbow Squirts, [[spoiler:girl scouts who were behind the conspiracy,]] and the G-Men, men with red eyes, green skin and long, brown trench coats, who tried to figure out the conspiracy. [[spoiler:And the level didn't end with you curing his sick, sick mind, but ''unleashing'' his psycho pyromaniac alter ego so that he would unlock the gate to the mental asylum. And then burn the asylum to the ground.]]
28th Nov '14 4:52:30 AM LahmacunKebab
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* The novel ''Dec'' treats FrancisDec's less racist ramblings this way.

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* The novel ''Dec'' treats FrancisDec's Francis Dec's less racist ramblings this way.



* Gene Ray, creator of Website/TimeCube, is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. It...shows.

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* Gene Ray, creator of Website/TimeCube, is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. It... shows.
6th Oct '14 6:15:34 AM HoursGoneBy
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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode ("The Voyager Conspiracy") where Seven of Nine goes temporarily crazy from information overload and links most of the major events of the series up to that point into a massive Federation conspiracy to capture her, a Borg Drone... this is easily dismissed until you realize that, even though her conclusion about it being all about her was flawed and delusional, several of her premises were, in fact, quite grounded and made for some tantalizingly uncomfortable questions that were completely swept under the rug by the show... One can't help but wonder if there really WAS a conspiracy going on there... Specifically, why was a glorified scout ship on a reconnaissance mission armed with several banned WMD's?

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* ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'' had an episode ("The Voyager Conspiracy") where Seven of Nine goes temporarily crazy from information overload and links most of the major events of the series up to that point into a massive Federation conspiracy to capture her, a Borg Drone... this Drone. This is easily dismissed until you realize that, even though her conclusion about it being all about her was flawed and delusional, several of her premises were, in fact, quite grounded and made for some tantalizingly uncomfortable questions that were completely swept under the rug by the show... show. One can't help but wonder if there really WAS a conspiracy going on there... Specifically, there: specifically, why was a glorified scout ship on a reconnaissance mission armed with several banned WMD's?WMDs?
10th Aug '14 11:16:42 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''[[TwelveMonkeys 12 Monkeys]]'', BradPitt plays a paranoid schizophrenic, while BruceWillis plays a man sent back in time to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong save the Future from a viral plague]] but everyone assumes he's a paranoid schizophrenic because he claims he was sent back in time to save the Future from a viral plague.
** Additionally most of the other patients at the hospital BruceWillis's character was at were quite paranoid or [[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/12_Monkeys#Dialogue delusional]].
* Used in the movie ''Conspiracy Theory''. As it turns out, [[ProperlyParanoid everything the seemingly paranoid schizophrenic says is true]].

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* In ''[[TwelveMonkeys 12 Monkeys]]'', BradPitt ''Film/TwelveMonkeys'', Creator/BradPitt plays a paranoid schizophrenic, while BruceWillis Creator/BruceWillis plays a man sent back in time to [[SetRightWhatOnceWentWrong save the Future from a viral plague]] but everyone assumes he's a paranoid schizophrenic because he claims he was sent back in time to save the Future from a viral plague.
** Additionally
plague. Additionally, most of the other patients at the hospital BruceWillis's Creator/BruceWillis's character was at were quite paranoid or [[http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/12_Monkeys#Dialogue delusional]].
* Used in the movie ''Conspiracy Theory''.''Film/ConspiracyTheory''. As it turns out, [[ProperlyParanoid everything the seemingly paranoid schizophrenic says is true]].



* "Chief" Bromden, [[UnreliableNarrator the narrator]] of Ken Kesey's ''[[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest]]''. One of the main themes of the novel is the patients' struggle against the "Combine", a vast force trying to control all of society through forced conformity. Not that this was Kesey's commentary on TheFifties in any way...
* ''Inside Out'' by Terry Trueman is narrated by a fellow who went into a schizophrenic state and, essentially, never came out. Voices often interrupt the narration to taunt him, and there's rhyming nonsense in the margins of the pages. ("Squish-wish, squish-wish, don't you wish you could squish a wish?") It should be noted that Trueman is a psychologist, so this is presumably an accurate depiction of some form of the illness.

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* "Chief" Bromden, [[UnreliableNarrator the narrator]] of Ken Kesey's ''[[OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest]]''.''Literature/OneFlewOverTheCuckoosNest''. One of the main themes of the novel is the patients' struggle against the "Combine", a vast force trying to control all of society through forced conformity. Not that this was Kesey's commentary on TheFifties in any way...
* ''Inside Out'' ''Literature/InsideOut'' by Terry Trueman is narrated by a fellow who went into a schizophrenic state and, essentially, never came out. Voices often interrupt the narration to taunt him, and there's rhyming nonsense in the margins of the pages. ("Squish-wish, squish-wish, don't you wish you could squish a wish?") It should be noted that Trueman is a psychologist, so this is presumably an accurate depiction of some form of the illness.



* ''[[Series/{{CSINY}} CSI: NY]]'' even has a doctor get it wrong. A schizophrenic goes off his meds, and without knowing anything about his medical history, she says that after a few days he'd "start seeing the world as a very hostile place". Of course, she's [[TheCoroner a medical examiner]], not a psychiatrist, but still... well, it's [[ArtisticLicense CSI]].

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* ''[[Series/{{CSINY}} CSI: NY]]'' ''Series/{{CSI NY}}'' even has a doctor get it wrong. A schizophrenic goes off his meds, and without knowing anything about his medical history, she says that after a few days he'd "start seeing the world as a very hostile place". Of course, she's [[TheCoroner a medical examiner]], not a psychiatrist, but still... well, it's [[ArtisticLicense CSI]].



* Diana Reid, the mother of Dr. Spencer Reid from CriminalMinds, has been a paranoid schizophrenic most of her son's life. She's a brilliant academic, but also believes the government is after her, accuses her son's FBI co-workers of being fascists, and sporadically lectures about her field of expertise (15th-century literature) to either her fellow mental institution patients or students created from her own mind. Because schizophrenia carries a risk of genetic heredity, Reid fears ending up like her someday in the future.

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* Diana Reid, the mother of Dr. Spencer Reid from CriminalMinds, ''Series/CriminalMinds'', has been a paranoid schizophrenic most of her son's life. She's a brilliant academic, but also believes the government is after her, accuses her son's FBI co-workers of being fascists, and sporadically lectures about her field of expertise (15th-century literature) to either her fellow mental institution patients or students created from her own mind. Because schizophrenia carries a risk of genetic heredity, Reid fears ending up like her someday in the future.



* Kenji from ''KatawaShoujo'' is implied to be schizophrenic, but whether or not he is he is ''very'' paranoid.

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* Kenji from ''KatawaShoujo'' ''VideoGame/KatawaShoujo'' is implied to be schizophrenic, but whether or not he is he is ''very'' paranoid.



* In ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', Liquid is diagnosed as "paranoid schizophrenic" or "total whackjob".

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* In ''TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', ''Webcomic/TheLastDaysOfFOXHOUND'', Liquid is diagnosed as "paranoid schizophrenic" or "total whackjob".



* Gene Ray, creator of TimeCube, is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. It...shows.

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* Gene Ray, creator of TimeCube, Website/TimeCube, is a diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic. It...shows.
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