Let's Talk: Mental Illness

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my reaction to what you just said

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I wouldn't call that self diagnosing. It's perfectly cool and helpful to check online for the symptoms and stuff, and what the possible issues may be, as well as what any possible sulutions to the issues, but if you're not exploring it any further and consider your own diagnoses to be 100% legit- nonono! Especially when Tumblrs these days make up the most ridiculous self-diagnoses... Pfft.. Headmates... Ugh.

I found out about a lot of issues of mine by checking online first, and then I went to a proffessional telling them about what I found, and if further research and checking are needed.

 

Unfortunately, Tumblrs don't do that stuff to troll people. They legit think that having issues makes them interesting- they base their whole existence on their weird fake and self-diagnosed niche illness.

I mean, who even needs a personality?

 

Haha yeah that's what I read, except for the discrediting part. It was another ruse to mess with Tumblrites, just like Baldforbieber.

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Wasn't it "Cut for

Wasn't it "Cut for beiber"?
Or did they do that AND " bald for beiber"?

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They were both separate things. Bald for Bieber was the funniest, though~

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It was both on two different

It was both on two different occasions, I'm pretty sure.

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Yeah, that's what I generally

Yeah, that's what I generally consider it to be, too. On step in a process to a professional diagnosis.

 

Unfortunately Tumblr likes to call it self-diagnosis as soon as someone says 'gee, I think I have this thing' and leaves it at that without further research. 'I think there's a remote possibility I have this thing, I'm self-diagnosed, don't shame me!'

 

I have definitely seen too many troll accounts, but you're totally right that legit blogs far outnumber troll blogs with this kind of nonsense. It's a serious problem.

 

It's all a part of a crowd mentality sort of thing. Everyone wants to seem special and have an excuse to fall back on when they begin acting out. Everyone wants to play at being oppressed or downtrodden without actually having to live with that oppression or the condition that goes along with it.

 

On the internet you can be anyone, and unfortunately far too many people want to be some kind of special snowflake.

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And that's completely fine! It's just that it doesn't count as an official diagnosis, which people tend to make it out to be. Nothing wrong with exploring.

 

Hehe, Tumblr is a breeding ground for awful habits and mindsets. I lost good friends to that website, and I'm not even kidding.

Tumblrs 'self diagnose' and then whine at everyone for not walking on their tippy toes around them. "Wah, muh OCD, change your theme!!!" or "My headmate doesn't like this thing." hahaha

 

Yeah, what you said. They want an excuse to be terrible. "I did an awful thing? Not my fault, it's my self-diagnosed autism."

Opression olympics also ticks me off. Especially when they say they're being opressed because of some fake illness... There was this chick who said that dog leashes were oppressive because uhh... Yeah. She identified as a dog.

 

I don't understand the snowflake thing. I understand that people want to be unique, but copying this whole mental illness/bunself/transethnic stuff from others kind of makes people less unique than they were before that.

I think they're so into mental illnesses because they're edgy "I am different from the other kids" thing, though most of them tend to be in their 20s. 

Ironically, every tumblr snowflake is just like every other tumblr snowflake. It's like a weird clique.

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Nyeh.

I don't get why people want to be diagnosed, I mean, life would be easier for me if I didn't get a diagnosis -_-
So what youre saying is that by faking an illness instead of becoming "speshul" they just become MORE generic?
Oh the irony.

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Some people just want to know what's wrong with them, and they also tend to want an important thing: Medication.

I understand where you are coming from, though! My boyfriend might have a thing. He refuses a diagnosis for the reason that the wrong result might ruin his life.

 

Haha, yes, I am! It's kind of a flock mentality. If everyone calls themselves 'bunself', it ain't special anymore.

 

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Wow... I don't use social

Wow... I don't use social media because it's primarily used for self glorification. It's full of mini Donald Trumps!

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How many diagnosed issues do I have?
1: social anxiety
2: sensory issues
3: as.pergers
4: I had extreme depression last year(as in; almost sui.cidal), but I'm doing much better.
And that's all I know of for now -_-
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Edit: forgot ADHD.

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I don't have a professional

I don't have a professional diagnosis, but I have a sneaking suspicion I may have a mild case of depression.

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No you dont!

Want to know why?
Because I'm here for you, and I won't let you have depression!
What's wrong?
Telling other people usually helps

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I'm just super tired all the

I'm just super tired all the time and have zero motivation to do anything ever. I'm also always like super irritable and angry or no good reason. Depression runs in the family so that's what I'm figuring it is until I get anything professionally looked into.

 

It's been mentioned in passing a few times to a few people, but that's about as far as it goes. Unless it's diagnosed people usually seem to brush it off or else they don't want to discuss it because it's a bit of an awkward conversation to have with someone.

 

I need to schedule a physical soon and they always stick a depression check-list over the sign-in sheet. I've haven't been up to dealing with that nonsense the past few years, but I figure I'll fill it out properly this upcoming appointment and see what comes of it.

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It sounds like REALLY mild

It sounds like REALLY mild depression, so I'm sure you could get over it quickly
I'm not saying you're not trying, because I am sure that you are
But that's your choice, I can change you.

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Oh, I know it's something

Oh, I know it's something really mild, if it's anything at all. I wouldn't never claim to have a condition more serious than it really is.

 

I'm not even sure if it's anything serious enough to need meds to even out or if it's just the kind they'd advise you to manage on your own, but I'm assuming it'll probably be the latter. In either case getting a professional opinion is just sort of a thing that would be nice to have just to know that there's potentially a reason behind the nonsense.

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Well, I'm no psychologist XD
All I can do is talk, but I don't really know how to deal with others depression.
The funny thing is, when I was put on meds the situation was MUCH worse, but now I'm off meds and I actually feel better.

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Not all despression responds

Not all despression responds to meds and not all meds are suitable for each person's particular "flavour" of depression. There is a high tendency for comorbidity in depression. So someone with depression and anxiety might find that a certain medication works well, but if someone has depression and ocd, it could make it worse.

 

A lot of people will completely dismiss all antidepressants because their GP once put them on Prozac and it made them feel worse or they didn't get better after a month. There are so many other antidepressants that work in so many other ways. Unfortunately to find the right one or combination can be a bit of a rigmarole that most people aren't willing to go through. And it's a rigmarole that not all people need to go through.

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My psychiatrist/schools

My psychiatrist/schools solution was "pile dru.gs onto her until she becomes a zombie" luckily I was able to convince them to take me off(the medications) before I became one.
I hate how people are like: "you're upset? Have some dru.gs!" Or "you have a realistic personality? Quick! Give her the dru.gs before she has an opinion!"

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Conversely, I find it can be upsetting when people dismiss meds.

 

Oh come, it's all in your head. You don't need medication. Do yoga. 

 

Or... she's on medication? She must not have a realistic personality or be capable of forming her own opinions.

 

What a strange assessment. 

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No no, its just my

No no, its just my personality is TOO realistic, and I'm bold enough to share my opinions.
But yes, meds can help; it just depends on the person.

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Acknowledging your depression is the first good step you can take. 

 

Seriousness is subjective, but you can always try out some meds for a few weeks. See if they make you feel better, or worse. If it doesn't do anything for you, at least you've tried!

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Trying is one of the most

Trying is one of the most important parts.
Don't lose hope!
(Sorry, I HAD to add something about hope.)

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Normally I wouldn't post on one of these threads, but I suppose I can make an exception. I have aspergers syndrome, but I don't usually tell people that. It's my little secret :P

...I think people can tell though -_-

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........ Why am I not surprised that this got so many posts on it overnight?

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Would anyone like to talk

Would anyone like to talk about how scientologists view mental illness as possession by alien ghosts? It's not really far off to how many mainstream religions have viewed mental illness as demonic possession.

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I would! People who think

I would!
People who think it's possession are idiots.
'Nuff said.
Okay, maybe not.
Do people actually believe this stuff...?

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Scientologists are seriously

Scientologists are seriously messed up. They've allowed or directly caused the deaths of so many mentally and physically ill individuals. It's disgusting.

 

They literally teach their members that psychiatrists are Nazis that caused 9/11 and the Holocaust and that they will drug, paralyze, r.ape, and m.urder people.

 

There's a video floating around about a kid named Kyle Brennan, a severely depressed and suicidal kid with a scientologist father. The father took away his antidepressants and left the kid with a loaded gun which allowed him to commit suicide.

 

They're a disgusting bunch of people and should be treated as a hate group. They have a huge laundry list of revolting things they've allowed or directly caused to members and non-members alike.

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0-o ...oh my.

0-o
...oh my.

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...If that video is still

...If that video is still around, where would I be able to find it? I actually want to watch it.

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I'd like to see it too.

I'd like to see it too.

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Here is a news article about

Here is a news article about the mother suing over the death of her son

 

A Google search is only bringing up videos of news stories for me, but that may be what was being referred to as the video

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Sounds kind of like hardcore Christianity (among others, probably) and the idea of non-hetero being posessed by the devil, indeedy.

 

It's all bull. In my opinion.

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Hardcore christian: HE IS

Hardcore christian: HE IS EATING HIS OWN ARM HE MUST BE POSSESSED! MY DADDYS POPE SAID SO! IT CANT BE LOW LEVEL AUTISM; DAT AINT A THING!
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What is a mental illness?

What is a mental illness?

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A wide range of conditions

A wide range of conditions that affect mood, thinking, and behavior.

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Ok, but how do you define

Ok, but how do you define which conditions are an illness and which ones are not? Being homosexual affects behavior but is not an illness, social anxiety on the other hand is. I'm asking because the concept always seemed so arbitrary to me.

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So what your'e saying is that

So what your'e saying is that you think homosexuality is an illness?

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No

No, but consider that psychologists in the past did. Who's to say the mental illnesses of today are still going to be called an illness in the future?

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I hope autism goes extinct.

I hope autism goes extinct.

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I'm going off of what you put

I'm going off of what you put as an example here.

Being homosexual is something you decide to be; you aren't diagnosed with it, you don't need to have it confirmed by a doctor, it's your own choice. Having a social anxiety; it is not something you chose to have, you are diagnosed with it, and you don't have the choice of having it and not having it.

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You're wrong. Being LGBT+ is

You're wrong. Being LGBT+ is not a decision anyone makes. LGBT+ individuals are born that way, just like straight people don't make a conscious choice to be straight, they just are.

 

Saying an LGBT+ person has made a conscious choice to be LGBT+ is incredibly insulting.

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Oh..sorry. I thought it was a

Oh..sorry. I thought it was a decision made over time (e.g six-eight years), I didn't know it came with being born. Sorry.

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'tis not a decision.

True.

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100000+ This

I didn't wake up in the middle of the night and think "You know what? I'm gonna be a Bisexual from now on!" because that's not how it works.

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I agree it's not a desicion

I agree it's not a desicion but I don't think it's possible to establish a universal cause for it.

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People don't just 'decide' to be homosexual.

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An illness would be something that negatively affects your mind.

Homosexuality is not an illness because it's not a negative thing. 

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Definition By Mayo Clinic
 

Mental illness refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.

Many people have mental health concerns from time to time. But a mental health concern becomes a mental illness when ongoing signs and symptoms cause frequent stress and affect your ability to function.

A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. In most cases, symptoms can be managed with a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy).

 

 

Signs and symptoms of mental illness can vary, depending on the disorder, circumstances and other factors. Mental illness symptoms can affect emotions, thoughts and behaviors.

Examples of signs and symptoms include:

  • Feeling sad or down
  • Confused thinking or reduced ability to concentrate
  • Excessive fears or worries, or extreme feelings of guilt
  • Extreme mood changes of highs and lows
  • Withdrawal from friends and activities
  • Significant tiredness, low energy or problems sleeping
  • Detachment from reality (delusions), paranoia or hallucinations
  • Inability to cope with daily problems or stress
  • Trouble understanding and relating to situations and to people
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Major changes in eating habits
  • Sex drive changes
  • Excessive anger, hostility or violence
  • Suicidal thinking

Sometimes symptoms of a mental health disorder appear as physical problems, such as stomach pain, back pain, headache, or other unexplained aches and pains.