Demonic Possession and Disorders

French, Christopher C.. 2022. Demonic Possession and Disorders. In: Stephen Hupp and Richard Wiseman, eds. Investigating Pop Psychology: Pseudoscience, Fringe Science, and Controversies. New York: Routledge, pp. 130-138. ISBN 9780367620684 [Book Section]

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Written by an anomalistic psychologist, this chapter examines claims related to demonic possession in both the Christian and Muslim faiths. The chapter focuses on possession as an explanation for some conditions including epilepsy, Tourette's disorder, and schizophrenia. It includes a section on pop culture and public perception. The chapter concludes by attempting to understand beliefs.

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13 December 2022Published

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