Schizophrenia almost always comes with certain other diseases which are prominent in the person's personality, such as biopolar disorder.
Also it is genetically inherited so it would probably be evident in the ill person's heritage.
I firmly believe that I am disease-free, though I respect your scientific approach to the problem. I usually try as hard as I possibly can to disprove any psychic occurance before I go straight to-- "It was a ghost"
After all, there are some things that just cannot be tossed off as to the person having a mental disorder.
One of my friends is very secretive about her family. She doesn't talk about them at all because they're so different from her and they make her uncomfortable. One day she challenged me by having me guess her dead relatives' names-- all of whom I never even knew existed and she'd never mentioned to me.
Well, within a minute all 5 of the names popped up in my head one by one. There was little guesswork. I just "connected" to her family and the names just appeared so easily to me. She could hardly believe it, she was so stunned, so I started telling her memories she had with them.
Well, now she's a firm believer in spirits and me as a psychic, and I like to call these things my small victories.
I mean, I've studied psychology (updated college textbooks and professional medical diagnosis) and taken so many personality and mental disorder tests that I couldn't possibly have any mental disorders. I mean, everyone has their problems, but the ones I have are completely irrelevant to being psychic (poor immune system, for one)...
Have fun ;D
Recarnating would be cool.
When you are reincarnated you are basically trying to find your path in life. You don't remember anything from your previous life, so if we were all reincarnated, we'd have no idea until we dove deep into our psychic selves and tried to view memories from our past lives.
I'd love to be a deer though. In a protected state park, of course xD
Stuff like that's cool.
But I have seen in my past lives, and it's scary because it's like seeing the future, except everything is disconnected and you feel bewildered with all that deja vu stuff. Very unnerving and I don't like looking into the past.
To say the least my most recently viewed "memory" was me in the ocean on a ship with my crew and it was sinking quickly. It wasn't even storming, it smelled strongly of dead fish, and I was blacking out.
Not remotely fun.