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Mental disorders. True or false?


I was taught my entire life that mental disorders do not exist and that they are a thing of the mind and after all... you control your own mind. Depression is a weakness, just simply choose to be happy. A.D.D is an excuse to not pay attention. Anxieties and stress is a decision. So I got it drilled in my brain to NOT be weak, or make excuses and just concentrate harder. I was taught to believe that mental disorders are simply a sign of weakness and that I can choose whether to have one or not... Is this true? I'd like to discuss this with someone.

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    Virginia Davis (Virginia Lea) 4 years ago

    I suppose your right, every time I would mention anything about it I was told I was faking it. So ever since I would just use willpower to get over it. Now I believe there is nothing I can't handle unless it's an extreme case.

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    Virginia Davis (Virginia Lea) 4 years ago

    I understand, I have dyslexia and some other things. It makes me angry as well when people don't understand and just tell me it is in my head. I believe you.

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    Virginia Davis (Virginia Lea) 4 years ago

    I understand... Although I still feel like I may have something but don't want to admit it fear of others thinking I am faking it. My "best friend" actually accused me of that a few months ago.. shes no longer my best friend though.


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