I'm not particularly sure as to whether or not this is the right forum for this, but here I go anyway.
I am fairly well acquainted with a couple of autistic people and am also close to a person with Asperger's. As I've talked with these people, I've really begun to notice a pattern. These particular people I know all hear voices from time to time. Of course, I started doing some research to see if this was indeed a commonality, and it would appear that it actually is. Doctors are really quick to slap these people with the lable of "schizophrenic," but is that really what's going on? Is it really mental illness? I'm not personally convinced. To me, the most likely theory is that their brains are naturally wired and tapped into the spiritual realm.
I was just curious about a few things.
1. Does anyone know someone who has experienced this? If yes, do you believe this person is "mentally ill"?
2. What do you think is the the reason for the link between autism, asperger's, and hearing voices?
3. Do you have any other thoughts or opinions on this topic?