By Juan Cocina

               The medical definition of schizophrenia is, “A brain disorder in which people interpret reality abnormally.” In the most severe cases, patients may see or hear things that are not real. Other symptoms include, but are not limited to: a constant feeling of being watched, different ways of speaking and writing, and bizarre behavior. A theory in the field of theoretical physics, the string theory, offers a possible reason for these “abnormal” behaviors schizophrenics exhibit. The idea that our universe is like a bubble that exists among other bubbles or universes, and that they may come in contact at certain points. This means that schizophrenia patients could actually be a bridge to other universes.  Although it isn’t mathematically proven, let us look further into the idea of patients being the bridge to another dimension.

               One symptom of schizophrenia is “hearing voices” and/or having multiple personalities. There are cases in which patients may have psychopathic voices that tell them to kill. But then they also have voices that are friendly and mean no harm. Therefore, it may be that there are actually two sets of beings talking to them, connecting to the schizophrenic from separate dimensions. Those who are diagnosed with schizophrenia never claim to have thought those thoughts; they always claim it was someone/something else telling them. Patients diagnosed with schizophrenia and multiple personality disorder may well have been partially taken over, or share parts of reality with a “twin” from another dimension.

               There are multiple types of diagnoses under the term “schizophrenia,” but the treatment usually includes mental rehabilitation, with lots of antipsychotics and anti-tremor pills. Maybe, these treatments simply bring the person back to our version of reality; our dimension. But let me ask these last questions: If people believe in Heaven and Hell, why can’t there be other places too… And if these places all exist who is to say that schizophrenics are not, at least partially, there… Will it ever be possible to prove what they see is truly a mental delusion?