How do you know if you are crazy?

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  1. elayne001 profile image82
    elayne001posted 6 years ago

    How do you know if you are crazy?

  2. ThatYossarian profile image61
    ThatYossarianposted 6 years ago

    You'll want to seek professional medical advice. It's never a good idea to self-diagnose, and mental illness is no exception.

    Think about it this way, you wouldn't trust your own opinion on a suspicious lump, chest pain, or persistent nausea. So don't do it with regard to mental health, either. It's always better to seek help from a professional, and, although there can be a stigma around mental healthcare, one shouldn't be discouraged from seeking a consultation if he or she thinks it might be necessary.

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    Emer420posted 6 years ago

    I believe that everyone is "crazy" in their own way.  Mental health wise you might want to go get a professionals opinion.

  4. Sunshyne1975 profile image83
    Sunshyne1975posted 6 years ago

    I think everyone is a little crazy. I always say the people that are really crazy are pretty lucky that they probably don't even know that they are crazy. If someone does recognize that they have some serious issues I would advise them to talk it over with someone that they trust and seek out help.

  5. feenix profile image60
    feenixposted 6 years ago

    You know you're crazy when you have no doubt that you are not crazy.

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    Larry Wallposted 6 years ago

    Never think you are crazy. Always assume that everyone else, except me, is crazy and you, as well as me, are the only two that are sane.

    Everyone else may think we are the crazy people, but we will know better.

  7. Twilight Lawns profile image81
    Twilight Lawnsposted 6 years ago

    Crazy?  Who are you calling crazy?
    There's nothing wrong with me, at all.
    The voice (My voices) tell me that every day.
    I'm completely sane.  get it?
    The world me be crazy, but there's nothing wrong with me, with me, with me, with me.
    Ha ha!

  8. Seeker7 profile image94
    Seeker7posted 6 years ago

    I think when you are able to ask the question of other folks and yourself - 'am I crazy' really points to you not being crazy, as you are still able to rationalise. You may have mental health problems, but this is not being crazy.

    The best thing to do is to speak to a professional about your concerns. Mental health issues are the same as any other medical condition - so don't feel stigmatised or feel that in some way you are different to other people. Your not.  The brain needs help on occasion like every other organ in the body and the best folks to do that for you is a health professional.

  9. Nare Anthony profile image69
    Nare Anthonyposted 6 years ago

    First if you are really crazy, you probably don't know about it. Second, much better look for God then any psychologist!

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    kelluckyposted 6 years ago

    I ask my unicorn to do my homework in Korean so the boxes don't get jealous.

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    kdawsonposted 6 years ago

    the classic answer is - if you think everyone else is crazy and you're the only sane person you know you'd better seek help.

  12. CR Rookwood profile image80
    CR Rookwoodposted 6 years ago

    I think 'crazy' is a derogatory word and you probably shouldn't be calling anyone, including yourself, 'crazy'.

    Mental illness can be roughly divided into two types: 1) organic--that is, illnesses that seem to have a clear physical or biological cause, and 2) adjustment disorders--illnesses that are the result of maladaptive coping skills.

    If you have an organic mental illness, you might not know you are sick, but in some cases you will know but won't be able to sort out what to do about it. Schizophrenia is a good example of an organic mental illness.

    If you have an adjustment disorder, you probably realize you have a problem but may be afraid to seek help because of the social stigma attached to having a mental illness.

    About half of all Americans will have to deal with a mental illness at some point in life--usually a depressive disorder or an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are far and away the most common mental illnesses in the US and most under-treated. But does having one of these problems make you 'crazy'?

    No. It just makes you a human being.

    There are also a wide variety of anomalous experiences that many people have that are not associated with any mental illness but which provoke other people who are uncomfortable with these strange experiences to use the word 'crazy when talking about them. That reaction is kind of the problem of the person using the word, not the person having the experience.

  13. freemarketingnow profile image59
    freemarketingnowposted 6 years ago

    You start asking questions about whether you're crazy smile. No, just kidding, you're not crazy.


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