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OftenBen  ·  548 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: As a psychiatrist, I diagnose mental illness. Also, I help spot demonic possession.

One claim - The patient is suffering from a psychiatric/psychological malady for which we have no easy explanation or efficacious treatment.

The other claim - The patient is host to a demonic entity who is solely responsible for their suffering and whose presence can only be removed by an ordained member of the correct kind (Roman Catholic) of clergy acting according to the will of the correct (Roman Catholic) God.

If someone gets exorcised while also receiving appropriate psychological care and they feel better - fine by me.