The Exorcist director's new documentary about a "real" exorcism


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The mentally ill have long been the play things of the clergy, nothing new here.


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if a patient comes in and says they are possessed by a demon or a devil, they don’t tell them that they are not….They do whatever psychiatric treatment they think is necessary, including medication. And they bring an exorcist in.

I am not savvy but is this ethical? I ask purely out of ignorance and curiosity. Should a mental health professional play along with a patient’s delusions?


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As a Dad with a daughter with some serious anxiety issues, I understand damned well why – in the absence of modern science and medicine – someone would think their kid is possessed by demons. Pharma and therapy gave me my kid back, but I can’t look back on into the history of the Church and not see why people turned to it for help.


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Just make sure you pay the exorcist’s bill. You don’t want to get repossessed.


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