I don't think I've seen any reference to this academic study on this site. The analysis in question was published in a serious academic journal, The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, in 2012, with the title, The Role of Psychotic Disorders in Religious History Considered.
The authors were Evan D. Murray, M.D., Giles G Cunningham, M.D. Ph.D, and Bruce H.Price,M.D.
It was published online October 01, 2012, Reference link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.11090214
The abstract for the article states (in part):
The authors have analyzed the religious figures Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and St. Paul from a behavioral, neurologic, and neuropsychiatric perspective to determine whether new insights can be achieved about the nature of their revelations. Analysis reveals that these individuals had experiences that resemble those now defined as psychotic symptoms, suggesting that their experiences may have been manifestations of primary or mood disorder-associated psychotic disorders. The rationale for this proposal is discussed in each case with a differential diagnosis. Limitations inherent to a retrospective diagnostic examination are assessed. Social models of psychopathology and group dynamics are proposed as explanations for how followers were attracted and new belief systems emerged and were perpetuated.
If the above link does not work, my original web-link was: http://neuro.psychiatryonline.org.simsrad.net.ocs.mq.edu.au/doi/full/10.1176/appi.neuropsych.11090214
I've read the full article via my university library, if the initial summary appeals to you, you'd probably need the services of a good library to access the full journal article. By the terms of my access, I can't reproduce the full article.
I think its worth reading as an explanation as to how our culture is so deeply mired in an intellectual bog.