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Posted 9/20/16
Should mental illness be considered as such? Or should it be consider part of a vast spectrum of neurodiversity?
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Posted 9/20/16
For a serious answer to your question, I don't think we really understand the human brain enough to start defining good or bad. We know a lot, but there's still so much more to learn.

On another forum I hang out at, my status is,

Insanity, it's the only way to travel.
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Insanity is not a synonym for mental illness. It's a legal term to refer to when someone is incapable of being held accountable for their actions because of their mental state. It's also derogatory to call someone with a mental illness insane.

As someone mentally ill, I'll tell you now: there are some disorders that could just be considered part of normal human life if society were better prepared to handle them, but the vast majority shouldn't. Things get classified as disorders because they're harmful. Feeling like your ears are bleeding because of music over the loud speakers in a restaurant, or feeling completely disconnected from your body, or having a burning desire to take a blade to your skin... those things are awful and it sucks balls to deal with. It's not simple neurodiversity when your mind turns against you.
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Posted 9/20/16 , edited 9/28/16

jtjumper wrote:

Should mental illness be considered as such? Or should it be consider part of a vast spectrum of neurodiversity?


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when will war stop.
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The answer is a bit dubious. Who are now considered some of the greatest minds were once considered insane--interpret it as you will.
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Posted 9/21/16 , edited 9/28/16
For Politicians it is usually noticed to late after they have been voted into office...
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Posted 9/21/16
well insanity helps to understand insane people.Sane people can only make assumptions and deductions from what insane person say and/or do.
Posted 9/21/16
It's so annoying how you have to read political stuff in a thread that's not in the slightest about politics. Really discourage me from posting on these forums anymore.

On topic, yes insanity is bad, and with today's knowledge of psychology, we have some understanding of some illness of the mind, but imperfect understanding. From the way I see it, it's like having no control over your mind, and your mind constantly creates delusions and illusions... I don't think anybody wants to live in a mental state like that.
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Posted 9/21/16
i don't think mental disorders should be considered good sure their seems beneficial side effects sometimes if consider how some of the greatest minds in history had some sort of disorder but i don't think that's a excuse to leave it untreated or try and put it in a positive light.
Posted 9/21/16
If it makes people hurt themselves or others then yes.
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Posted 9/21/16 , edited 9/21/16
Many neurological differences, like ADHD and autism are not considered a 'mental health' issue on their own and are thus considered to be another variation of the human brain (or 'neurodiverse'). Such disorders make life more difficult in today's society, but are not unhealthy on their own. Not to say such individuals do not have co-morbid learning disabilities or mental illness. When you say 'mental illness' you're designating a mental health issue, either for the individual, or for those around them--

The simple answer is no it shouldn't be written off as 'neuorodiverse'. 'Insanity' is considered to be a harmful or unhealthy state of mind--which is why it's a legal defense.

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Posted 9/21/16
Well nobody is sane so..
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Posted 9/21/16
Which would be worse? To live as a monster, or to die as a good man?


Assuming the insanity you speak of is criminal insanity and benign mental health issues.
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Posted 9/22/16
It's neither good nor bad it simply is.
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