This section is
meant to describe and connect
the condition known as psychosis to the notion of mucker.
The real goal is to convince the readers of this section that it is possible
for people to induce psychosis in others in such a way
that they are driven either to kill themselves or others.
his propagandistic schemes may have induced an entire nation
into a psychotic state where they found themselves doing things
that they would not have thought themselves capable of doing.
genocide was also caused by propagandistic schemes
which induced mass paranoia and possibly mass psychosis.
definition of a mucker is that of a vulgar, ill-bred person;
one who often does or says the wrong thing.
friend of mine induces psychosis in others.
John F Brunner, "Stand on Zanzibar".
The first section describes what psychosis is. The second section details how one can be induced into a psychotic state.
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A general term referring to any significant mental disorder that has a physical or emotional source; characterized by a loss of contact with reality.
Psychosis is a severe mental condition characterized by a loss of contact with reality. Neurosis is a similar condition but milder. A neurotic person knows he or she is ill, whereas a psychotic person usually does not realize that he or she cannot think, perceive, or judge clearly. Psychosis is what is commonly thought of as "madness" or "crazy" behavior.
Psychotic illnesses have a physical or emotional cause. They include such disorders as:
Psychological evaluation and testing helps to pinpoint the exact diagnosis related to the psychosis. Laboratory or radiological testing is usually not helpful. However, sometime such tests can help to pinpoint the exact diagnosis. This may include:
Treatment varies depending on the cause of the psychosis. Care in a hospital is often needed. Drugs that affect mental functioning or behavior, called psychotropic drugs or antipsychotic drugs, are sometimes helpful. Psychotherapy is helpful for some psychotic disorders.
Prevention depends on the cause. For example, minimizing alcohol use avoids alcoholic psychosis. Some causes, such as schizophrenia, have no known prevention.
For a person to induce psychosis into someone else, he or she must first drive that person into a paranoid state where psychosis is triggered when the paranoia starts feeding on itself. Psychosis can be induced in several different ways:
Several drugs are reputed to be able to induce psychosis, the most commonly known is Cocaine. Below is an abstract of a paper describing the effects of cocaine on a group of regular users.
SL Satel and WS Edell, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Conn.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to determine whether individuals who experience transient cocaine-induced paranoia are vulnerable to psychosis.
METHOD: The subjects were 20 cocaine-dependent men who had been using more than 5 g of cocaine per week and were undergoing substance abuse treatment; half reported binge-limited cocaine-induced paranoia. The men were assessed with the Perceptual Aberration Scale and the Magical Ideation Scale, self-report measures of symptoms thought to precede the development of functional psychosis.
RESULTS: The combined scores on the Perceptual Aberration Scale and Magical Ideation Scale were strongly correlated with a history of cocaine- induced paranoia. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive power were 80.0%, 90.0%, 88.9%, and 81.8%, respectively.
CONCLUSIONS: Heavy cocaine users who experience transient paranoia while intoxicated may be at higher risk for development of psychosis than cocaine users who do not experience paranoia.
Illness can also induce psychosis, especially fever and all its related diseases, which can provoke delirium, hallucinations, etc.
Conditioning induced paranoia comes in many forms. It can be through the use of propaganda, hypnosis, verbal conditioning or suggestion. In order to be successful at inducing psychosis in someone, one must know which behaviour of the subject one must target.
In a group setting (cult, clan, tribe, ethnic group, or nation), propaganda is the most effective tool, see the history of the Nazi regime and their final solution (Holocaust) and the genocide in Rwanda.
When an individual is targeted, the most effective tool is behaviour modification through the use of verbal cues. The first goal is to induce paranoia.
The verbal cueing must be constant and varied on most things, but the same on a few. It is more effective if it is in the form of a sideways aspersion; that is a statement said to one person but that is really directed towards the subject. Someone who is already on a threshold between paranoia and psychosis (undergoing psychological treatment) can easily be pushed into a psychotic state, by using these means. Highly stressful environments can be conducive to a paranoid state of mind. This kind of verbal conditioning most easily works with individuals that already have a paranoid world view, either political or social. It is better if that paranoid world view is combined with hatred for others. Muckers, who usually have this type of personality, are easily created in places with easy access to guns and other offensive type weaponry. Teenagers are also an excellent source of mucker material.
The more intrusive ways of inducing psychosis, willfully,is through either the use of drugs, psychotropic or not,or the use of hypnotic or suggestive techniques. Hypnosis can take place while the subject sleeps,and once again verbal cueing is used. The subject is fed a series of keywords that trigger a mnemonic response. For example, a patient under anesthesia, can be made to obey verbal commands, such as, raising the left or right arm, as if they were under hypnosis, or sleeping; that is why care is now taken to make sure that patients undergoing surgery are fully anesthetized.
The obvious way, a criminal one, is to install visual and audio surveillance devices in the subject's appartment, especially where the subject sleeps. The verbal cues or keywords are most easily inserted into the subject's mind below his/her cognitive frame of mind or more commonly referred to as subconcious. That is usually when the subject has not reached the REM or dream state of sleep. Everything that happens outside the boundaries of the REM state have very little chance of being registered at a conscious level
theorists even point to the possibility of mind control and
manipulation, through telepathic means. Instead of verbal cues,
you use instead mental ones. The simple analogy is of a drug
directly injected into the veins of a subject for a more potent
effect. The more potent psychosis inducers in this case are the
mental cues; whereas the verbal ones could be viewed as juicing
up the subject or alcool induced psychosis.
For example, once something is found to be a weakness, perceived or not, in the individual; then everytime a reference is made to the particular weakness, directly or indirectly, by anyone or anything (t.v. or radio) in the subject's immediate vicinity; then change the mental focus of the subject towards the person or thing making the reference or to the reference itself.
This exercise tends to induce paranoia.