• Quote of the Day
    "In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived,
    and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you."
    The Buddha, posted by David Baxter


Oct 15, 2004

I want to know what tests there are to see if one is S/Phrenic...?

Just that I thought what was a spiritual thing, seeing lights, hearing voices may not be a spiritual gift at all but a sign of being S/Phrenic...'

I have looked at a few of the symptoms, lack of friends, unable to socialise mix with family, show emotion, and I have these....I have not read fully upon this and so do not know if I have the other things associated with this, I do think people are looking at me all the time...'

My father was S/Phrenic, and so I worry if this has been passed on either genetically or psychologically....in many ways I am also like him staying in, avoiding others, etc....

Look forward to your replies....

The Light

David Baxter

Mar 26, 2004
The symptoms or behaviors or traits/characteristics you mention specifically, TheLight, could be many different things, including depression, social anxiety, shyness, etc., etc., rather than necessarily schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a pretty specific and rather extreme disorder.

There are a few tests which can be detect some of the more subtle signs of schizophrenia. When a person is in an acute schizophrenic state, tests really aren't needed because the behavior is so extreme.

Some of those things could also be the result of drug or alcohol use... could that apply to you?

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