To some experts, hearing voices from afar and complaining about the use of devices to transmit signals into a person’s body are classic symptoms of schizophrenia. “It sounds like a fairly typical case of paranoid schizophrenia,” Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, a professor of psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, told PBS Newshour.
“He clearly thought people were following him. He thought people were using machines to cause vibrations in his body. This is a brain disease — it’s a brain disease like Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease,” Torrey said.