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OddityThere are a lot of gray areas in psychology. Diagnosis of a psychologicalillness is often based on meeting the majority of points on a list ofassociated behavior. It is much harder to find, pinpoint, and treatmany psychological issues than it is other medical illnesses. This iswhy it can be relatively easy to make a misdiagnosis, there are veryfew straight “yes”s and “no”s to go off of. Typically when you here about someone “hearing voices in her head,”the first idea to come up is schizophrenia. It makes sense, that ishow people hear about it. And the weirder the situation, the morecrazy she must be. This, when she was sixteen years old, begins thestory of M.'s situation. Even years before then she would hear thingsthat weren't there, but was for the most part alright with it. Shenever considered herself to be “crazy.” It was just anoddity. In her own words:I would hear what sounded likecomplete gibberish when so
Fifth Floor, Second on...The door hinge moaned loud enough for her to open her eyes."Well look who's here. I guess I shouldn't be too surprised."She let out something between a sigh and a cough and readjusted her neck, although you would have a hard time noticing, her face pale enough to blend in with the sheets, save two grey, lackluster eyes and the bags they carry. Even her hair, what used to be such a vibrant strawberry blond, looked dimmed and darkened, almost as if that's what was weighing her head down."Really, you're not surprised to see me?""It was only a matter of time. Now I've slipped to the point where I can't tell what I'm looking at, talking to the visions of my mind.""A vision, hm? Is that all I am?""Of course that's all you are. It'd either be that or my one admiration himself took off from his infinitely busy schedule to travel a quarter of the globe and walk into my room without any sort of notice." She smirked, and almost even laughed, but it wasn't quite a smile. What first appeared