reply to post by TheStev
a state of confusion.
"tiresome days of mess and disorder"
synonyms: untidiness, disorderliness, mess, disarray, chaos, confusion; More
the disruption of peaceful and law-abiding behavior.
"recurrent food crises led to periodic outbreaks of disorder"
synonyms: unrest, disturbance, disruption, upheaval, turmoil, mayhem, pandemonium; More
antonyms: order, peace
a disruption of normal physical or mental functions; a disease or abnormal condition.
plural noun: disorders
synonyms: disease, infection, complaint, condition, affliction, malady, sickness, illness, ailment, infirmity, irregularity More
verb: disorder; 3rd person present: disorders; past tense: disordered; past participle: disordered; gerund or present participle: disordering
disrupt the systematic functioning or neat arrangement of.
"she went to comb her disordered hair"
synonyms: untidy, unkempt, messy, in a mess, mussed (up), mussy; More
Disorder implies it is either a disruption of mental functions, a disease, or an abnormal condition.
At what point do you draw the line between disorder and just - type of person? Condition of that person. All people have a condition.
PTSD and ADHD both have marked and consistent benefits (along with dyslexia) and are not abnormal conditions.
Autism, when it does have benefits, has really cool benefits - but that is not always the case. Having known some autistic people, I can see why it
would be classified as a disorder (although I would not be against removing that classification, I can't help but feel bad for autistic children. Of
course, later in life, it may be proven that my feeling bad was unjustified and they should pity me in reality. But, as children their lives are made
difficult. I am not even sure if they are difficult by default, but instead maybe it is the need to conform that is imposed upon them that makes their
lives difficult?). I have known a lot of ADHD/PTSD people as well.
What benefits does PTSD have? I am unsure why you would even have to ask. The depression and anxiety that come along with it are really annoying, but
PTSD itself is not a bad thing. It increases people's sensitivity to potentially harmful circumstances, increases the protective nature of those with
it (you are safer around people with PTSD), and has been linked to other beneficial things but I will stick to what is proven for now.
ADHD is just a different way of thinking. ADHD people think in a way that allows them to understand things that others can not understand as readily.
I never really understood why it was called a disorder in the first place. "You are not like the rest - take this speed and focus on being a normal
person." Define normal? Under control - of others. Everyone is abnormal. It is about control.
I think people with all brain-types should be allowed to embrace their way of thought instead of trying to conform it to what is considered "normalcy"
which is really just a fictitious idea of what the rulers of society have decided is what people should conform to.
In fact, instead of disorder, I think "brain-type" is a much more fitting term for all of the conditions in question in this thread.
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