Schizophrenia, Materialism, and Psychology

In several posts over the years, we have seen that psychologists are struggling to understand the mind and the brain. (No, the brain is not the mind — the mind uses the brain.) There are numerous approaches to psychology, and they are based on evolution and atheistic materialism.

There are many reasons to think that psychology is not actually a science at all, especially since it does not follow the same rules that are expected of the "hard" sciences. Psychologists do not understand mental illnesses such as borderline personality disorder, and schizophrenia is under scrutiny.

Psychologists have their basis in atheistic materialism and Darwinian evolution. It is no surprise that they cannot understand or treat schizophrenia.
Psychology puzzle, assembled from graphics at Openclipart and with Paint.Net
Schizophrenia is a large category and several other problems are under that umbrella. A very small percentage of the population is diagnosed with it, so that means there are also undiagnosed people trying to live their lives with that condition. Several possibilities for the cause are offered, but no one really knows. People with schizophrenia may see or hear things that are not there, feel persecuted, have bizarre behavior, and other things.

Can psychologists tell the difference between those labeled as schizophrenics and people with exuberant or quirky personality traits? How about quiet people who are introverted compared to schizophrenics who can sit quietly for long periods of time? It seems to this child that psychologists should hold off on diagnosing and prescribing something that is not understood. However, there is also a human interest conflict: Someone may need something to alleviate symptoms, even if the medication itself is not fully understood.

When researching things for this post, I came across an article that discussed the spiritual basis of schizophrenia. It made things worse with some New Age-like "spirituality" (including reincarnation) that was as unfounded as secularism. Let me suggest that Creation was perfect, but this is a result of the Fall of Man as a result of sin. Biblical treatments should be developed.

Many people act strangely; that is beyond doubt. Observation proves it. Patients who seem out of touch with reality cause “normal” people great distress. Watching irrational behavior in patients challenges scientific views of the mind, and challenges the best specialists to figure out how to help those who suffer. Psychologists give it a label, “schizophrenia,” but naming something is not as good as explaining it or solving it. Has materialistic Darwinism been a hindrance or a help?

As they say, "spoiler alert": Darwinism is a hindrance. To read it all and see several examples, go to "Is Psychology Schizophrenic?" Also of interest, "Understanding Mental Illness Confuses Psychologists."