reply to post by 8311-XHT
To say it more specifically, I simply don't think it exists in such wide a range as is being said. The extremes of the condition are obvious, but the
medicines for them should only be for those extreme cases, and I think the not-so-extreme cases are salvageable and damaged from improper use of
The core reason for this goes back to when I was a child and, after an allergic reaction to aspartame and a few other problems, I was in many ways
more or less OCD and borderline Aspergers. For a while they even looked into tourettes.
But I fought through the problems.
One day in prayer, the thought came to me that there was no reason why I should listen to the forces of my mind that suppress my potential and caused
me to touch things an even number of times, repeat sentences, and other ticks. So, I began to personify them in my imagination. After successfully
making them my invisible friends, I made them my invisible adversaries. Things to be locked up into cages in my mind, fought, defeated, and indeed
killed for some of them. I learned to control them, and enslave them.
I can certainly say it made me have many good story ideas.
In the end, the result was what it was. Those parts of my mind were quarantined, and over time, more or less rewritten. I forced my mind to be its own
king and to slay its demons.
Today, the only time I see the ticks return is when I am heavily under stress, and because the patterns in my mind of how to deal with them are so
deeply part of my consciousness, they are quickly dispatched and destroyed.
So personally, I have a tendency to think that the same is possibly for many others. While I say this, I also note that I don't know everything and
there may, in fact, be cases too extreme to salvage. I know not. I simply say that many, if not most, of the cases are self-induced over inflated egos
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