@cadey what is a tulpa?
@cadey > mdBook
oh yes this is a good book
@espectalll There's even eBook files generated by pandoc :D
@flowman177 that's about the most wrong assumption you can possibly make btw
@flowman177 i disagree it's a disorder. By definition a disorder like the ones you mentioned cannot be self-induced. There's been studies by Stanford to find out more about it (I was part of it), but currently it lacks a scientific or medical classification.
From my personal experience, you can induce symptoms similar to an illness like Schizophrenia or DID through the use of drugs, but it’s still not that illness since Schizophrenia is genetic (mostly) and DID/OSDD usually happens in early life due to enviromental things such as repeated trauma. No psychiatrist worth their salt would diagnose a perfectly healthy Tulpamancy system with DID/OSDD or Schizophrenia just for having a tulpa since it is not clinically impairing.
DID/OSDD are dissociative disorders with the byproduct of alters in order for the brain to continue growing despite serious issues that are most commonly caused by trauma. Really, the only diagnostic criteria a Tulpamancy system would meet is the plural aspect, and that’s it. With Schizophrenia, it’s not just hearing voices, but a load of other symptoms, nor are Schizophrenics even plural because of their illness. Without clinical distress, there isn’t a need for a diagnosis.
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