do you feel disturbed when you read that depression is a mental disorder
• Seagoville, Texas
14 Jan 07
I don't feel disturbed, I feel angry. Society doesn't understand that the brain is an organ, just like your heart or your stomach. But any disorder of the brain is seen as a character flaw instead of an illness. My friend has epilepsy, and she gets snide remarks from people when she has a rare seizure in public. That burns me up, because you don't choose your brain chemistry. And I am bipolar, and people are always telling me to buck up and get over myself when I am in a depressive cycle, and to slow down and chill out when I am manic. I make sure I tell them that I don't control this, my brain chemistry does.
• United States
14 Jan 07
Being a walking education doll for the shrinks around here I look at them as mood disorders or emotional disorders, Your mentality is fine its your moods and emotions that arnt behaving the way that you want. Pick up a book on Abnormal psychology and you will see that it falls under behavior or mood not mental. the only way to get others to see it differnt is to see it different ourseleves. work on seeing it different yourself then quietly and non obstrusively if you can work on others. dont think I a mentally ill. think i have a mood disorder or a behavior disorder its not my mind thats injured its my emotions and feelings. Its a bit of cognative therapy and if i talk alot on this subject you will hear it out of my mouth every other word. how we speak of something is how we think about it. so if we change how we speak about it in time our thinking changes as well. Ok I have run on way to long as usual so will shut up now lol. My friends are going to love the fact i dont talk to them as much now that i am on mylots. Hugs and smiles. remember once your down its easier to look up and see the sun and grab a hold of the rainbows.
15 Jan 07
I see the brain as a super computer & it only takes the slightest change in chemicals to cause all kinds of problems. such as stress, depression, anxiety etc. Even physicals symptoms to more or less of a degree, so to stigmatise people with such illnesses is wrong & arrogant. It can happen to anyone, at any time, with little or no warning.