By sabtraversa
296 days ago

Mental disorder as an insult?

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"Don't get offended, but I think you may have*insert mental disorder*".
"Are you saying that person has a mental disorder? That's offensive".
And so forth.
That's what I've been hearing and reading recently. 🀨

I've seen it many times: mental disorders get either vilified or glorified, but rarely taken for what they truly are.
The definition would be "a mood, personality or behavior that causes distress and/or inability to perform daily tasks and activities", more or less.
That means any mood, personality or behavior that DOES NOT cause distress, or major struggles in someone's life, is not a mental disorder. Why bother then?
What if it does? There are times it can be fixed, times it can be controlled. When a mental disorder is under control, it is no longer out of order, i.e. a disorder. Call it "tendency", but again, not a proper "disorder". And we all have tendencies: some people can cope, others need help.

I don't really get how mental disorders can be used as an insult, yet I see it happening more and more often. πŸ˜’

That's a relatively old photo of me, with a snapchat filter, nothing to worry about. πŸ˜…
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frenchqueen β€Ί I call myself crazy all the time. People don’t know what mental disorrder is actually.
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Explorer2017 β€Ί Well, anybody may say we're crazy when we behave inordinate or abnormally. For me, it's but natural to be offended especially when the person making the remarks is not closed to you.
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Justin β€Ί Very interesting
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maca1 β€Ί Interesting dear
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Deliana β€Ί Interesting point of view, my dear! About this picture what can I say...I like you smiling!!! 😘😘😘
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sabtraversa β€Ί @Explorer2017 Crazy is fine, I guess. Psychopath, bipolar and so forth, too detailed perhaps. πŸ˜…
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sabtraversa β€Ί @Deliana Hehe, thanks πŸ˜„
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Explorer2017 β€Ί @sabtraversa πŸ˜‰
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carmen3521 β€Ί Interesting one!😊
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dorageorg β€Ί πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ
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Violeta β€Ί Very interesting article
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NyishaHv β€Ί Fantastic article. The sad thing is there is a large stigma and many misconceptions about what it is to be 'mentally ill'. From a pyschiatric perspectives depression can be recognised as a mental illness, but usually refers to a chemical imbalance in ones brain. Moreover, depression can start to affect our lives, the way we see things and can make us become very apathetic, withdrawn. In a similar way, a perhaps 'mental illness' or 'mental disorder' is something that people can experienced when they have a diminished capacity to cope with everday life, so things like depression, disassociation, ptsd can be characterised as mental illnesses. But to take this further, when people use pyschiatry terms to diagnose people it's just well it can very much be offensive or even taken out of context.
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DAIANAGABAR β€Ί Good article dear
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Shavkat β€Ί I think it shouldn't be
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