I recently finished a book that most people in my line of work haven't read. The Unquiet Dead. In it the author explores a topic that is completely spiritual in nature, but the effects of the condition have much more far reaching circumstances for the physical and emotional states that most everyone in this world who has experienced bouts of depression, recreational drug use, alcohol use and abuse, as well as losing loved ones in our lives. That challenge being discarnated spirits of people who have passed on and their physical bodies have died, but their spiritual body is still on this plane of existence because they didn't step into the light when they had the opportunity to, or even worse, they may be avoiding the light on purpose. Either way, the result is the same, they spend some time roaming around aimlessly trying to get the attention of their loved ones with little to no success, believing they must be insane, then they do something that while having sometimes fairly positive intentions, is always catastrophic. That being they incorporate themselves into the auric field or spirit body of a living person!! Now, that said, there is a very real effect on the person that is quantifiable and incredibly disorienting. Then the spirit once alive, but now dead cruise in the driver's seat of most of the vehicles they take a ride in. Especially if the person that is taking on the spirit is a child. In that case there is very little the child's personality or "spirit" would be able to do to combat such an attack. And at that point, it's said that the incorporating entity is in control in most situations they share from that moment forward. he goes on to explain around 80% if her clients are possessed with some person's spirit they have encountered in the past and presently is slowly driving the person crazy and destroying their lives!!! There is hope though, with the protocol she outlines in the book with a little help from a trained professional and hopefully several spirit guide friends people who carry these burdens can shed them and they can clear disembodied spirits or souls out of their auras and get their minds, lives and bodies back from the spirit or spirits that have been running the show. That usually accounts for people being dented, bruised, whipped, beaten, bloodied and blacked and blued. That said, with the tools in today’s wide world of psychology NO ONE is EVER broken. They just may think they are.