The psychiatrist who diagnoses mental illness and demonic possession. 

Here again is the claim of demonic possession. This one is genuine though, he’s a psychologist and a Catholic therefore how could he be wrong. 

This was at the height of the national panic about Satanism. (In a case that helped induce the hysteria, Virginia McMartin and others had recently been charged with alleged Satanic ritual abuse at a Los Angeles preschool; the charges were later dropped.) So I was inclined to skepticism. But my subject’s behavior exceeded what I could explain with my training. She could tell some people their secret weaknesses, such as undue pride. 

I’m inclined to skepticism that the author is inclined to skepticism! 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/07/01/as-a-psychiatrist-i-diagnose-mental-illness-and-sometimes-demonic-possession/?tid=pm_opinions_pop_b

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