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Social Anxiety and Depression >_<
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autism is a spectrum condition NOT a mental disorder (on it's own).
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Aoikihen wrote:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/library/Site_Rules

3) Be respectful of other users and assume goodwill. Don't insult other users; don't troll, don't flame, don't offer up flamebait.

Also a person medical condition and medical history is private topic, no one is required to talk about it.


^ bringing up these rules after someone posts their experience is very insulting. I need a moderator!!!! (J/K I'm not a liberal)

Get rid of the trolls and 70-80% of posts and threads would not exist. It would be the end of CR as with many of my past forum communities.
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I'm bipolar as hell. Bipolar type 2 to be exact, with a nice helping of major depressive disorder and anxiety to go with it.

Been battling it since I was 10.
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Posted 8/19/16 , edited 8/19/16

PrinceJudar wrote:


Ryulightorb wrote:

fair enough but the large majority still do xD


Maybe on forums dedicated to identifying with it.



Nah i have met tons of people with it who identify as Aspies outside forums.
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Posted 8/19/16 , edited 8/20/16

rafezkal wrote:

autism is a spectrum condition NOT a mental disorder (on it's own).


Nope! Autism Spectrum Disorder IS a mental disorder! Different symptoms of differing severity for each person on it but still a disorder. *throws the DSM at you*


I have autism, gender dysphoria, & major depression. Used to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder (don't remember what type) but it went away thankfully.
I could write a wall of text about my personal experiences but suffice it to say that we're 99% sure that my disorders are primarily genetic. And those whose disorders happen primarily because of environmental factors (e.g. getting depression after a death) have something genetic that predisposes them to the problem. (Empirical evidence is still being worked toward in this field but we already know things like schizophrenia and depression have genetic basis & have genetic testing available to show people's risks for various things)

Yes, there's stigma. No, I don't trust the system we have in place. All they ever want to do with people with "scary" symptoms is stick them in a hospital but not actually TREAT them once there (and booooyyyyy psych hospitals are the worst!). And although I've been lucky enough to have a supportive family (mom was a therapist for a decade) and we have the money for treatments, there are a lot of people who lack that and it sucks. And the stigma (as well as poor treatment options) prevents a lot of people from seeking help. It turned out my dad was depressed but never reached out and he ended up killing himself a few months ago.

Diagnoses are just words to describe reality. It's like calling an apple red. Nothing wrong with putting a word to a thing (in this case a person's psyche and behavior) so long as it's well thought out and once the problem has a name it's used to get the person help. Too often though people think that instead of treating us like people, those with mental illnesses should be removed from society and barred from normal life. So there are times when hiding a diganosis is important to peoples' wellbeing.
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Posted 8/19/16

Lifthrasir wrote:
Are mental disorders created due to societal norms?
Is it right to diagnose people and say that they have a problem?


Those are pretty good questions.

I have obsessive-compulsive disorder and some of its common comorbidities. I was rather surprised when I learned this as my situation was not at all like how OCD is portrayed in culture. I tend not to care if the average person has a stereotypical understanding of OCD, but I fume when celebrities like Katy Perry say horrible things like this.
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It's not technically a mental disorder but I have dyslexia, and I'm at peace with it. Fortunately, my talent in art negated any reason to pursue a formal education. Success in passion is success in life
Posted 8/20/16 , edited 8/23/16

:)
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I'm circumcised, which would be considered a mental illness worthy of being gassed back in Nazi Germany, probably. Also labeled by others as schizoaffective disorder and depressed, I guess.

When I find out what body of people is responsible for these labels placed on me which have hurt me so much I will label them right back.
Posted 8/23/16
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