Basically if a psychotic episode is intense enough and the astral body has very rigid crystallizations, it can be cracked by the sudden raise in vibration. If the damage is not too bad and the astral body is fairly well balanced the person may be able to heal. The support network of family and friends will be vital in the healing process. A much greater chance of recovery will exist with good social supports. If the astral body is cracked or damaged severely it will not work well enough after the episode for adequate healing to take place. The person may be left very confused and with hallucinations and delusions continuing for longer periods because the astral body never slows down enough. With large cracks present, some higher frequency forces may continue to shake up the astral body which leads to continued confusion. Another problem is that this state can lead to a very open aura with holes and weak spots. Malevolent non-physical beings and entities will be able to disrupt the subtle bodies and the person will easily resonate with negative astral planes. Hallucinations and delusions may continue, especially if the Third Eye remains activated while other chakras are blocked and the chitta is unclear and unstable.
During prolonged episodes of psychosis such as those experienced by schizophrenics, there is a possibility that some astral shattering may occur. This usually happens at death but in advanced Alzheimer's and schizophrenia it can occur while in the body. If shattering does occur, the parts of astral body lost cannot be replaced. When this occurs the patient will seem to have lost large portions of their personality and will become even more confused and lost. When this type of damage is done to the astral body, the etheric body and nervous system will also suffer greatly. The brain loses its contact with astral forces in the chitta which make its cognitive functions work. This leads to loss of brain tissue and brain damage as the physical brain needs the chitta to keep it healthy and functioning. Many doctors and scientists assume that the brain damage is the cause of the symptoms and that therefore the disease is based in biology. I believe that the truth of the matter is that the mental and emotional disharmony and chaos (in the astral body and chitta) lead to the physical brain damage. If you could stop the deterioration in the astral body and chitta the brain damage would not occur.
One of the physical consequences of advanced schizophrenia is that the three brain ventricles become enlarged as the tissue around them deteriorates. The ventricles are located roughly in the middle of the brain and are filled with cerebrospinal fluid. Nobody really knows what they are for or what they do because they do not study