Real-Life Vampires, Vampirism, & Mental Illness

BrainScanConsider the following study and please answer the polling question below as applicable:

‘Vampirism’ In A Case Of Dissociative Identity Disorder & Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Journal of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics; 2012 – Issue 81: Pages 322-323
Link:  http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=128321&CultureCode=en

Full PDF:  http://www.researchgate.net/publication/230598656_%27Vampirism%27_in_a_case_of_dissociative_identity_disorder_and_post-traumatic_stress_disorder

Please note that ‘Clinical Vampirism’, ‘Autovampirism’, and ‘Renfield’s Syndrome’ do NOT appear in the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV + TR; 1994/2000) and ‘Vampirism’ will NOT be included in the forthcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V; 2013) as a mental disorder, listed paraphilia, or under ‘Paraphilias Not Elsewhere Classified’.

If you personally self-identify as a “real vampi(y)re” please take a moment to answer the following question (divided for both Primary Practicing Sanguinarian (Blood Feeding) and Psychic (Energy Feeding) Self-Identified Vampires).
If you identify as sexual, pranic, elemental, hybrid, eclectic, adaptive, living, or other identifiers sometimes ascribed to vampirism please choose the the category which best encompasses your primary feeding method: Sanguinarian (blood consumption, physical fluid-blood exchanges, etc.) or Psychic (psi/chi/qi/life energy feeding or manipulation, metaphysical, spiritual, etc.).

VCN POLL CLOSED FEBRUARY 15, 2013 – ANALYSIS BELOW & AT LINK:
http://www.suscitatio.com/images/DiagnosedMentalConditionsAmongVampires-VCN+VEWRSAnalysis2013.jpg
Note:  Sanguinarian and Psychic responses to the VCN poll indicated no statistically significant differences in condition reporting and thus are combined as Total Self-Identified Vampire Response Count (TVC).  The same observation was made for the majority of responses to Question 037B (Mental Conditions) of the VEWRS; a sample size three times that of the VCN poll.  There was greater variation in feeding method response as correlated to certain Physical Conditions (VEWRS Question 037A) and this will be the subject of future comparison polling.

Question Only For Sanguinarian (Blood) Or Sanguinarian-Primary Practicing Self-Identifed Vampires:  *Psychic Feeding Vampires Please Skip To The Next Question

As a primarily Sanguinarian Vampi(y)re which of the following conditions have you ever been diagnosed with by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist? (Check All That Apply)

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Asperger's Syndrome (Pre DSM-V) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Bipolar Disorder (Type I or II) (12%, 15 Votes)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (8%, 10 Votes)
  • Depression (Clinical/Acute/MDD) (31%, 38 Votes)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID/MPD) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Gender Dysphoria (GID DSM-IV) (6%, 7 Votes)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (16%, 19 Votes)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (10%, 12 Votes)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Panic Disorder (Attacks) (14%, 17 Votes)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (15%, 18 Votes)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (3%, 4 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Disorder (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder (2%, 3 Votes)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAnD) (8%, 10 Votes)
  • I Suspect Myself To Suffer From One Or More Of These Mental Disorders But Have Not Been Officially Diagnosed (14%, 17 Votes)
  • None Of The Above (37%, 45 Votes)

Total Voters: 121

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Question Only For Psychic Or Psi/Pranic/Energy-Primary Practicing Self-Identified Vampires:  *Sanguinarian Feeding Vampires Please See The Above Question

As a primarily Psychic Vampi(y)re which of the following conditions have you ever been diagnosed with by a licensed psychologist or psychiatrist? (Check All That Apply)

  • Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Asperger's Syndrome (Pre DSM-V) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Bipolar Disorder (Type I or II) (11%, 14 Votes)
  • Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Depression (Clinical/Acute/MDD) (33%, 43 Votes)
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID/MPD) (5%, 6 Votes)
  • Gender Dysphoria (GID DSM-IV) (6%, 8 Votes)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (7%, 9 Votes)
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Panic Disorder (Attacks) (16%, 20 Votes)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (15%, 19 Votes)
  • Schizoaffective Disorder (4%, 5 Votes)
  • Schizophrenic Disorder (2%, 2 Votes)
  • Schizotypal Personality Disorder (1%, 1 Votes)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAnD) (9%, 12 Votes)
  • I Suspect Myself To Suffer From One Or More Of These Mental Disorders But Have Not Been Officially Diagnosed (17%, 22 Votes)
  • None Of The Above (36%, 47 Votes)

Total Voters: 129

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Additional Survey & Research Reference:

Vampirism & Energy Work Research Study (VEWRS & AVEWRS)
http://www.suscitatio.com
Statistical Response Chart – Question 037 – Diagnosed Physical & Mental Conditions
http://www.suscitatio.com/VEWRSFinalCharts/VEWRS-037-08.29.09-Chart.jpg

Vampires Today: The Truth About Modern Vampirism
By Joseph Laycock, PhD; 2009, Praeger/ABC-CLIO Publishers
http://www.amazon.com/Vampires-Today-Truth-Modern-Vampirism/dp/0313364729

Demystifying ‘Real’ Vampirism For The Rest Of Us
An overview of modern vampirism for the general public
By Merticus; Atlanta Vampire Alliance [AVA] & Suscitatio Enterprises, LLC
February 10, 2013 – This article may be redistributed, translated, or adopted by other organizations provided there are no content modifications and full citation is included.
http://www.atlantavampirealliance.com/educational/demystification.html

Additional News Articles & Blogs:

[01] http://www.livescience.com/26971-real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood.html
[02] http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/08/16902318-real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood-doctors-say?
[03] http://www.counselheal.com/articles/3809/20130208/real-life-dracula-multiple-personalities-addiction-blood.htm
[04] http://www.examiner.com/article/clinical-first-a-true-case-of-vampirism
[05] http://www.examiner.com/article/man-suffers-from-vampirism-turkey
[06] http://www.examiner.com/article/real-life-vampire-addicted-23-year-old-drinks-blood
[07] http://www.inquisitr.com/515971/real-life-vampire-with-blood-addiction-revealed-by-doctors/
[08] http://thestir.cafemom.com/in_the_news/150983/reallife_vampire_addicted_to_drinking
[09] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2276153/Real-life-vampire-stabs-bites-addicted-drinking-blood-doctors-say.html?
[10] http://now.msn.com/vampire-man-found-in-turkey
[11] http://news.yahoo.com/real-life-vampire-addicted-blood-doctors-claim-204633623.html
[12] http://www.themorningstarr.co.uk/2013/02/09/real-vampire-discovered/
[13] http://news.gather.com/viewArticle.action?articleId=281474981848152
[14] http://www.deccanherald.com/content/311157/real-life-vampire-turkey-addicted.html
[15] http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/Europe/Real-life-vampire-addicted-to-drinking-blood/Article1-1009514.aspx
[16] http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/actual-vampire-found-in-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=40797&NewsCatID=341
[17] http://www.turkishnews.com/en/content/2013/02/10/real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood-doctors-claim-livescience/
[18] http://www.enational.ro/online-cocktail/vampirii-exista-are-23-de-ani-si-injunghie-oamenii-pe-strada-pentru-sange-uman-239502.html/
[19] http://www.matichon.co.th/news_detail.php?newsid=1360477064&grpid=03&catid=&subcatid=
[20] http://nownews.seoul.co.kr/news/newsView.php?ref=nc&id=20130210601004
[21] http://www.rtv.net/primul-caz-de-vampirism-din-istoria-medicinei-un-barbat-de-23-de-ani-este-dependent-de-sangele-uman_65712.html
[22] http://dailypioneer.com/nation/126864-real-life-vampire-in-turkey-addicted-to-drinking-blood.html
[23] http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10864687
[24] http://www.opposingviews.com/i/health/addiction/turkish-man-becomes-addicted-drinking-blood-gets-diagnosed-vampirism
[25] http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/you-are-suffering-from-vampirism/article4401547.ece
[26] http://www.newser.com/story/162566/pychotic-vampire-attacked-people-for-their-blood.html
[27] http://variety.teenee.com/foodforbrain/50392.html
[28] http://www.indianexpress.com/news/meet-modern-day-vampire-who-stabs-and-bites-people-to-satisfy-his-blood-thirst/1072468/
[29] http://www.orientaldaily.com.my/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=42412:&Itemid=197
[30] http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/11/real-life-vampire-drinking-blood-_n_2657414.html
[31] http://www.vampires.com/split-personality-vampire/
[32] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRvvdwelNqU
[33] http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/02/11/real-life-vampire-addicted-to-blood-doctors-claim/
[34] http://www.disinfo.com/2013/02/doctors-in-turkey-clinically-diagnose-man-as-real-life-vampire/
[35] http://www.reelz.com/movie-news/15740/stranger-than-fiction-doctors-in-turkey-report-real-life-vampire-with-multiple-personalities/
[36] http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/02/real-life-turkish-vampire-now-cured/