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but a part of me wonders how much diagnosing is being done on behalf of the big pharma money making machine.
That would depend on a number of factors.
As it relates to the thread, how does therapy, drugs and the socially acceptable crutch enhance the dynamic in styles of higher learning.
Depending upon what you mean by that, I don't think anyone or anything can do so.
How do you teach someone to open their mind?
originally posted by: JinMI
Also to be fair, I'm here to learn far more than I am to teach as I'm not qualified to do so. Perhaps learning can in and of itself be therapy.
originally posted by: the2ofusr1
In psychology, cognitive dissonance is the mental stress (discomfort) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values, when performing an action that contradicts those beliefs, ideas, and values; or when confronted with new information that contradicts existing beliefs, ideas, and values
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: JinMI
Some will always use weakness/illness as an excuse for not achieving, for not succeeding.
I've seen men and women with missing limbs that were twice the people that some of these pussy's are.
Prevalence of Mental Illness Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.8 million, or 18.5%—experiences mental illness in a given year.1 Approximately 1 in 25 adults in the U.S.—10 million, or 4.2%—experiences a serious mental illness in a given year that substantially interferes with or limits one or more major life activities.2 Approximately 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18 (21.4%) experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. For children aged 8–15, the estimate is 13%.3 1.1% of adults in the U.S. live with schizophrenia.4 2.6% of adults in the U.S. live with bipolar disorder.5 6.9% of adults in the U.S.—16 million—had at least one major depressive episode in the past year.6 18.1% of adults in the U.S. experienced an anxiety disorder such as post traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias.7 Among the 20.2 million adults in the U.S. who experienced a substance use disorder, 50.5%—10.2 million adults—had a co-occurring mental illness.8
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: namelesss
Though a fine writer, I would not take Fitzgerald as an authority in the field of cognition.
Booze can be fun. To a point.
You can learn a lot faster if you're willing to swallow your preconceptions.
Again, from personal experience the youth don't have it as simple as you think.