Was anneliese michel possed or schizophrenic?

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I was watching " the exorcism of emily rose" . I was scarring but raised the other side of concern to me.
Could she have had Schizophrenia or Dissociated personality?
While doing some research I found it was a true story of anneliese michel ... and even the court was in a great confusion whether it was demonic possession or mental illness.

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Here is an article debating on it could have been a Psychiatric illness rather than possession.


answered Apr 28, 2014 by Sujit Shrestha Medical Officer (1,796 points)

Anneliese michel was not schizophrenic even though her symptoms greatly come in accordance with schizophrenia and delusions of grandeur. She was possessed. However, such has not been proved since science does not believe it. It all comes down on what you believe

answered Oct 11, 2016 by SOMEBODY

I highly believe that she suffered from schizophrenia .After all she showed all the symptoms of the disease such as incoherent speech, fatigue,hallucination etc... She was exorcised to death.Medical help could have helped her and rumours such as her eye turning jet black were just mere rumours

answered Aug 10, 2017 by Ankita Roy