Mental Disorders?

2 years ago

I was just reading someones post about psychosis and it made me think…..

Who is to say mental disorders exist? Just because some people think differently than most? Who is to say that is wrong( In cases not involving drugs)? Usually the “cure” is sedatives. Does anyone here know what I mean?

December 16, 2012 at 5:29 pm

You must sign in or join to reply!

1
Profile photo of Michael Michael (@peacefulmotivators) 2 years ago ago

@mimic, I never said that I define myself via others opinions. In fact I’d say was trying to make the opposite point. I don’t know about being different from everyone else, but I often do feel very different.

[Hidden]
1
Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 2 years ago ago

I never said that you said.

I said it, since you labelled yourself “paranoid schizophrenic”. I don’t know many schizos who inherently believe themselves to be schizos without someone else telling them.

I’m glad you responded. I was thinking about cripples earlier, and wondered whether a cripple would overcome his disability through sheer force of will if other people didn’t break it with their stupid opinions. This isn’t to suggest that your delusions are a disability, but that believing they are delusions is a disability.

“It is proposed that happiness be classified as a psychiatric disorder and be included in future editions of the major diagnostic manuals under the new name: major affective disorder, pleasant type. In a review of the relevant literature it is shown that happiness is statistically abnormal, consists of a discrete cluster of symptoms, is associated with a range of cognitive abnormalities, and probably reflects the abnormal functioning of the central nervous system. One possible objection to this proposal remains–that happiness is not negatively valued. However, this objection is dismissed as scientifically irrelevant.” – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1619629

Food for thought.

[Hidden]
Reply to this topic

More Posts Like This

4

Existence

Yeah, existence it’s something so hard to explain, Religion,...

2

Connected Dreams?

So, I dont sleep, when i do my dreams are usually jumbled madness....

1

Looking for some really crazy, imagination stretching novels

As the title says, I’m looking for the titles of books that really...

1

Does the universe allow free will?

This is a question I’ve been pondering lately. Neurological...

1

Everything is Empty

A short background: diagnosed depressed in 6th grade, bipolar in college...

2

Shrooms trip, specific advice please

I was hoping people could shed light on this matter, based on their own...

5

Why do we even have the ability to lie?

LIES. They are deceptive communications that have little to no merit on...

1

how do you practice mindfulness meditation?

How do you do it, by concentrating on an object or by breathing?

1

Members

How the hell do I find other members in here. If I wish to search for...

2

Keep dreaming about this person I've never met

For the past week or so I’ve been dreaming about this woman...

1

Thoughts on the Military?

So I am in a bit of a predicament, I am basically being force to join...

3

Looking for friends to help me on my mission for self discovery!

I’ll start off by saying I’m extremely shy and socially...

9

Awareness without a brain.

It’s always fascinated me as to where our awareness goes after...

1

Studying Abroad

Hey ya’ll, my name is Paul and i go to Louisiana state university....