Around The World, Schizophrenia Isn't Always Seen As Debilitating

July 31, 2014 2:51 PM

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In the course of her most recent research project, Stanford professor Tanya Luhrmann came across a Hindu woman who claimed to hear messages from God. She told Luhrmann that she wasn't only hearing words, but also feeling vibrations.

Had the woman been born in the West, Luhrmann said, she likely would have been diagnosed with schizophrenia. But instead, she was born in the Indian city of Chennai, where she was never questioned by her husband or father about the sounds that she alone could hear.

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