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Splitzophrenia - A Study on the Consequences of the Splitzer Addiction

Warning! Use the Splitzer at your own risk lest you contract a very, very contagious but ridiculously cool virus known as Splitzophrenia

Splitzophrenia (pronounced /spliɪtsəfriniə/), from the Greek roots schizein (“to split”) and phrēn, phren- (“mind”), is a Lomographic diagnosis that describes a visual disorder characterized by impairments in the perception or expression of reality, most commonly manifesting as visual hallucinations, bizarre delusions or disorganized representations of the life and thinking of the individual. Diagnosis is mainly based on the patient’s self-reported experiences but also on observed behavior.

Studies suggest that genetics, early environment, neurobiology and psychological and social processes are important contributory factors. Current photographic research is focused on the role of Lomography and the addictive usage of Splitzer. Due to the many possible combination of symptoms, there is debate about whether the diagnosis represents a single disorder or a number of discrete syndromes. For this reason, Professor Grenoouille termed the disease the splitzophrenias (plural) when she coined the name. Its etymology tends to prove that splitzophrenia can be associated to dissociative photography disorder, previously known as multiple photography disorder or split photography, as well as to double photography, also known as Double Layer Syndrome; in popular culture the two are often confused.

The disorder is primarily thought to affect vision, but it also usually contributes to chronic troubles with behavior and emotion. People diagnosed with splitzophrenia are likely to be diagnosed with passionate conditions, including clinical elation and euphoria; the lifetime prevalence of processing chemicals’ abuse is typically around 40%. Social symptoms, such as long-term friendship, excitement and happiness, are common and life expectancy is increased; the average life expectancy of people with the disorder is 10 to 12 years more than those without, owing to decreased physical health problems and to reach a high pleasure rate.

Considering the numerous positive aspects of the disorder, researches are made to spread the virus either via contagion or through intensive therapy. Group therapies are often organized from two up to four participants. The mainstay of treatment is Lomotherapy with antidigitalic medications, such as strong doses of LC-A+; recent studies have shown a positive epidemic effect of the disorder rather than its limitation, probably because dosages of antidigitalics have become higher and stronger in the last decade, creating a certain form of dependence.

Quite a few celebrities have been diagnosed with Splitzophrenia: Pr. grenoouille herself, but also Vicuña, weechonghooi, lyocell, lomodirk, maxpinckers, etc. What a wonderful crazy world, I tell you!…

written by grenoouille


  1. riki_87


    yeeeaah i love to splitzer my photos!!

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  2. mephisto19


    beautiful, beuatiful, beautiful! amazing shots and the splitzer is like lomography a good thing to suffer from ;)

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  3. panelomo


    love the first photo - i gotta get one of these toys!

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  4. leela_dark


    Fantastic article with a wonderful gallery of Splitzer art! Reading was so much fun.

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  5. cyan-shine


    Hahahaha coolest article in a while, well done! Phantastic pics! Kudos!

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  6. breakphreak


    I like this salad, where is the soup?! :P

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  7. satomi


    I definitely suffer from Splitzophrenia....great and fun article and gallery.

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  8. dogma


    Amazing shots!

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  9. vicuna


    Fantastic review and with such scientific references and picture proofs... ;))) And you're right, I'm suffering from this disease with all it's symptoms.... ;))

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  10. paramir


    this is great!! wow, well written, and an amazing gallery!! very well done! :)

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  11. disdis


    Viva la Splitzophrenia!

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  12. born-to-ruin


    Awesome pics and such a great article!

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  13. comment


    Just bought one of these today at the new LA lomography store! Woo! Excitement!
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  14. stouf


    Thank you Professor Grenoouille for these enlightenments. I'm glad there are sick people around... Fantastic gallery !!!!

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