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Originally posted by omega1
Tom Sawyer- your character is very similar to mine except that I am extremely lazy on school and other boring activities.....
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
This isn't a typical topic for this board, and it's nice to see it being talked about.
anxietydisorder isn't just a user name, it's my reality. I've been trapped in my home for years now. ATS has given me a voice to the outside world.
As some have pointed out, not all mental disorders are bad. It just depends on how negetivley it effects your life. The love of my life has OCD and cleans all the time. Cleans the floors, walls, carpets, laundry, dishes etc..... I could probably wear the same underwear every day, because it just came out of the dryer again.
Every label on every item in the kitchen cupboards faces outward with the english side out, and my toothbrush is always sitting to the left of the tube of paste.
So the point I wanted to make was: OCD has brought order into our lives, and has been good for us. So what if you have to touch the wall seven times when you come down the hallway or tap on the light switches once in a while. The good always seems to outweigh the bad.
Tom Sawyer sez:
They are simply different. Their brain does function differently, but that is how they are, how they were ment to be.
Originally posted by Tom Sawyer
No, you should find someone who knows how to do psychoanalysis and diagnose mental disorders. I can not do that, although i know alot about it.
Originally posted by CyberKat
Anyway, I think that it is good that someone (Tom Sawyer) started a thread dealing with the realities of mental illness, because even with the majority of society becoming more open-minded about the subject, still, it is something that makes many people uncomfortable to talk about, whether it is them with the mental disorder, or someone that they are faced with talking to who has it. I believe that the members, on balance, of this online community tend to be more open minded than some others, therefore, it is a good place to have a forum for those of us who either have a mental disorder or know someone with one to be able to discuss it openly, and without emabarassment.
Because if you make it clear that you are not a Phychiatrist, or any other sort of mental health professional, that you are simply one of us who has done some reading, then I think that it's great that you have opened up a forum for people who have such disorders to be able to open up and comfortably talk about them.
Originally posted by Tom Sawyer
It is known that people who have mental disorders have rare talents. Some are artistic. Others can be abnormally intelligent. It is always true that we take the good with the bad.
It is known that people who have mental disorders have rare talents. Some are artistic. Others can be abnormally intelligent. next test
Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental illness characterized by pervasive instability in moods, interpersonal relationships, self-image, and behavior. This instability often disrupts family and work life, long-term planning, and the individual's sense of self-identity. Originally thought to be at the "borderline" of psychosis, people with BPD suffer from a disorder of emotion regulation. While less well known than schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness), BPD is more common, affecting 2 percent of adults
Schizoid personality disorder is a condition in which people avoid social activities and consistently shy away from interaction with others. People with the disorder are generally loners with a profound inability to connect with others and form personal relationships.
To others, people with schizoid personality disorder may appear aloof, dull or humorless, and they are often ignored in social settings. People with the disorder show a flattened or restricted range of emotions, and can appear indifferent to what's going on around them. However, their inner life can be rife with a deep emotional need, sensitivity and confusion about the world around them.