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#4 - blacktothefuture (03/02/2013) [-]
Then there will always be someone who says mental disorders are imaginary.
Then there will always be someone who says mental disorders are imaginary.
User avatar #580 to #4 - TardytheTurtle ONLINE (03/03/2013) [-]
I do believe that a bunch are real
I have suffered from depression but I fought my way out of it and because of that, I lose all respect for people who kill themselves because of depression, namely kurt kobain, he had more to live for than just about anybody else and he just threw it all away, I just can't listen to nirvana the same anymore
but then there's ADD and ADHD
I have to call ******** on those two, I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was 5
I never took any medicine, my grandparents whipped my ass until I stopped being a little ****
it was almost exactly like the south park commercial for curing ADD
User avatar #562 to #4 - gorginhanson (03/03/2013) [-]
a lot of them are, it makes the rest of them look bad.
#475 to #4 - Xepheros (03/03/2013) [-]
Depression is precisely as physically real as a brain tumor. The very notion of mental illness not existing is insane.
#296 to #4 - Womens Study Major (03/03/2013) [-]
I actually think most mental disorders are imaginary, totally serious, I am ready for red thumbs plus a debate.
#408 to #296 - Womens Study Major (03/03/2013) [-]
Technically they are, since their in your head.
User avatar #330 to #296 - blacktothefuture (03/03/2013) [-]
Go on then, debate.
#581 to #330 - Womens Study Major (03/03/2013) [-]
Well say you're afraid of dogs because one bit the **** out of you when you were 5 or something, and then you become scared of dogs well into adulthood. If you avoid dogs do you have some mental disorder? No its just a fear, and it may be hard to overcome but it is entirely under your control.
User avatar #586 to #581 - blacktothefuture (03/03/2013) [-]
Well yes, it's a phobia that can be controlled. But with something like Schizophrenia, no one truly understands how it works. Mental disorders are usually treated with medication and therapy, which takes care of biological causes and psychological causes. If medication can help a condition, it must mean the condition is partly physical, like Alzheimer's is. Now with depression medication may be a placebo effect, we don't know, but even if it is, there is something abnormal with the mind that causes you to not conform to social norms. So mental disorders can be considered 'just in the head', but they still exist, and you can't 'think yourself better'. Some people can because they don't have a condition they think they do, it's mild, or they just could handle it better. With a phobia, no matter what has caused it, it still produces an emotion that inhibits normal behavior and can limit life. Treatment of mental disorders is only to help improve life.

INB4 tl;dr
#601 to #586 - Womens Study Major (03/04/2013) [-]
Short and simple here, first I neglected to mention I don't think EVERY mental disorder isn't real, for instance I believe Schizophrenia is real, but for most conditions I do think you can "think yourself better" (depression and stuff like that)
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#148 to #4 - drastronomy has deleted their comment [-]
#377 to #148 - thessalonaki (03/03/2013) [-]
You're not funny.
You're not funny.
#266 to #148 - funkyrednipples (03/03/2013) [-]
You think you're 						*******					 funny?
You think you're ******* funny?
User avatar #250 to #148 - enorus (03/03/2013) [-]
no u
#83 to #4 - FJisGAY (03/03/2013) [-]
mental disorders are imaginary
#7 to #4 - insanefreak (03/02/2013) [-]
It mostly depends on how you define it though.
For example, if you imagine something, it's inside your head.
If it's a mental thing, it's also inside your head. In other words, it's similar, yet not quite the same, but can easily be misinterpreted.

And I understand his feels somewhat. I have a female friend who has been raped by a group of guys (who later got caught, then went free because they were illegal in the country and that makes them immune in Belgium). Since then, she has a trauma of men with a brownish skin color. (unrelated to racism, related to a trauma), and avoids them with tremendous fear whenever she sees even a single one walking in the street. It's gotten to the point where she barely goes out, except when she's with at least four friends.

Traumas aren't a joking matter. Or 'fake'. It's something that can land a crippling blow on your mental health, and leave a scar no physical injury could match, for the pain won't ever heal entirely, and will leave you limp for the rest of your days.
User avatar #445 to #7 - spysappinmysasha (03/03/2013) [-]
something less physical happened to me that has left me with many mental problems. In Elementary school I had bad anxiety, but took pills to make it go away. I had gotten used to not using pills and was almost completely over the anxiety disorder. I had a crush on a girl in my 5th grade class and gave her a Heart shaped box of chocolates on Valentines day. But then everyone started teasing me, even my parents "HE LOVES HER HE LOVES HER". I also had a bit of a social disorder, so the teasing made me relapse back into all of that.

When Middle school came around all my elementary school friends abandoned me and treated me like I didnt exist. All but two, but they had been friends with me since before I was ever in school. We were like brothers.

But then High school came around and my last two friends I had abandoned me as well developing the complex that they were "too cool" for me or something.

So now here I am, 3rd semester of college, crippling anxiety and social disorders. No one knows of them, and my grades are starting to completely fall apart. Already been dropped from two classes because my anxiety causes me to have a bit of a panic when I get overwhelmed by work loads. I also have no close friends.

aint life a bitch.
#240 to #7 - Womens Study Major (03/03/2013) [-]
Having a really rough depression, with strong suicidal thoughts and mother and father are like "cheer up you stupid bitch"... that really doesn't help.
#23 to #7 - Womens Study Major (03/03/2013) [-]
Sorry, we didn't mean for it to do that to her.
#8 to #7 - Womens Study Major (03/02/2013) [-]
Oh god FEELS
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