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      Quote Originally Posted by Zhaylin View Post
      Generalized Anxiety Disorder here and/or I'm a "Highly Sensitive Person" (16 Habits Of Highly Sensitive People Not all of that is me though. I don't outwardly express most emotions because of childhood/natural inclination).
      Damn I didn't even know I had that
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      Quote Originally Posted by Zhaylin View Post
      Yeah, you're right Anju. Grats (or condolences) on being HSP. I added that because all medical people say I have an anxiety disorder but I'm still not so convinced I think HSP covers most of my problems.
      Actually, we HSPs (I'm another) ought to be well positioned to make the most of our dreams because of the higher sensitivity.

      On the flip side, my experience is that the slightest sound will awaken me rapidly and render me completely awake.

      At any rate, I consider high sensitivity a psychological advantage, and certainly not a disorder.
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      Btw, after reading that article, i guess i need to reconsider my assumption.
      Most of those points don't apply to me.
      I'm not more emotionally reactive. I don't take things personally. I don't work well in team environments. I have no problem with violent movies. I don't have above-average manners. In fact, I don't really care much about other people.

      I'm not emotionally sensitive; I'm only sensitive to stimuli. Is there a different term for that?
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      There's another - more detailed - HSP-test here: Self Test
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      I've taken that test before. Came positive.
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      I checked 22 out of 27.
      I'm almost immune to caffeine and I LOVE horror movies Now, make me watch a chick flick and I can turn into a basket case (disquieted, broody, angry, not weepy). I don't handle emotional situations well. I don't care for drama much at all for that reason.

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      Post traumatic syndrome or something of the sorts...chronic depression. Two separate things. One is caused by the other though.

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      Well, y'know. I'm still a pedophile, so there's that.
      I also definitely have some anxieties, have trouble handling many social situations.
      I can identify with a lot of the descriptions of HSP, but I hate the term. I'd much rather just say "I'm a sensitive person."

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      Quote Originally Posted by Maeni View Post
      Well, y'know. I'm still a pedophile, so there's that.
      I also definitely have some anxieties, have trouble handling many social situations.
      I can identify with a lot of the descriptions of HSP, but I hate the term. I'd much rather just say "I'm a sensitive person."
      I remembered a few guys attacked you for this in some extended discussions post a few years back, think it was mainly Warheit though... a narcissist if you ask me.
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      Passing off nonsense as profound wisdom is not an uncommon happening around these parts unfortunately.

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      Social Anxiety. my life is a living hell

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      Paranoid Schizophrenic. DON'T LOOK AT ME! j/k

      I've been hospitalised several times for it and on meds for the rest of my life. Technically it's drug induced psychosis, but I think because it's happened multiple times they re-evaluated it to paranoid schizophrenic.

      The psychotic state can be a very frightening experience but at other times it can be quite enjoyable. I've experienced so many things which could be classed as spiritual or other-worldy although doctors say its all delusion.
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      I'm diagnosed with ADD, I always found myself daydreaming, couldn't concentrate well, et cetera.
      Got Ritalin and it really worked, motivation for schoolwork was up, concentration was a lot better. But I stopped taking it because I found that other people actually like me better when I don't take it.

      Now I don't really suffer from ADD anymore. I learned meditation and mindfulness.
      I now have this idea that maybe I have concentration problems because I never thaught myself how to concentrate on something for a long time. I didn't need to concentrate a lot in primary school, because it was just a piece of cake for me. I daydreamed so much because I was bored to death in primary school, for me it was all easy, so I didn't have to. Only now I am almost done with high school I just need to concentrate more because it just gets a bit harder.

      I think that many people are diagnosed with these kind of disorders, and they just give you pills. Helping you to actually improve yourself? Teach you how to train your concentration skills? No way.
      Here, lucid dreaming helped me, I started practicing mindfulness for lucid dreaming, and it stops me from daydreaming when I shouldn't. I learned from meditation how to actually concentrate on something.

      So if anyone here is eating these pills like candy; how about actually improving yourself?

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      Paranoid schizophrenia...

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      ADD predominantly inattentive diagnosis moved to Bipolar II, or it's being seriously investigated now anyway. Guess I take after my uncle :v

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      Don't self-diagnose, guys
      Go to a doctor if you rly think you have a problem
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      I really don't like this labeling thing. Don't let psychiatry/psychiatrists fool you, label you with freshly invented disorders and poison you with drugs. Sometimes it is just you being you. Accepting this, changed/saved my life. Wish you all the best.

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      figurefly, if someone has a genuine disorder, what's wrong with diagnosing it? After it's diagnosed you can find treatments. Maybe what you are trying to say is don't let people tell you "you're a ...... patient", right? If that's what you are saying I'd say yes. It's much better to say "these things you're suffering from are called .....". If that is what you're trying to say, it isn't clear in your post.
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      Quote Originally Posted by figurefly View Post
      I really don't like this labeling thing. Don't let psychiatry/psychiatrists fool you, label you with freshly invented disorders and poison you with drugs. Sometimes it is just you being you. Accepting this, changed/saved my life. Wish you all the best.
      well
      you can only change if you accept your diagnosis.
      If you don't accept that you have social anxiety but tell yourself that you're just a little shy, you won't be able to get rid of your nervousness and disconnection

      these "labels" are important because it makes it much easier for doctors to help you, so long as you actually let them help.
      They know what they're talking about, they know what to do when someone has ADD, OCD or PTSD
      they had to study for years in order to get where they are now.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Conscience View Post
      They know what they're talking about, they know what to do when someone has ADD, OCD or PTSD they had to study for years in order to get where they are now.
      Well, maybe, but I'm actually not so sure that they do know. The number of possible diagnoses has been increasing to an absolutely insane level. The socalled "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders - IV" includes more than 250 mental disorders. It seems that they are inventing new disorders all the time at the drop of a hat. I seriously doubt that the average psychiatrist has the skills to safely diagnose, when there are so many possibilities.

      How many people go through life having their mental "disorder" replaced every few years - without actually displaying a change in symptoms? Quite a lot, I suspect.

      Personally, I think there are no clear divisions between "disorders" and the state of "perfectly healthy"; we probably all have all the "disorders", only in varying degrees. Moreover, who is to be trusted to say what is "order", and what is "disorder", when the list of "disorders" is in constant flux?
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      Voldmer, perhaps they find more specific ways to name things when they understand them better? Just like it's first called a headache and then it can be called something like migraine or the result of a punch in the head. Maybe it branches? I don't know how they go about naming new disorders, and there is nothing about your post that suggests that you know anything about it other than the increasing number of diagnoses and amount of mental disorders, which I can't take your word for but for the sake of this argument I will.

      Ofcourse there is no clear division between a disorder and a normal person and ofcourse it's hard to pinpoint the exaxt cause of the symptoms and say which disorder it is and then give the person a cure. And these things are definitely not trivial, but they can't be used as an argument against the whole field of psychiatry. Are you seriously suggesting that this field is completely useless and all these names for disorders are just some people deciding on a name at the drop of a hat without having a clue of what they are doing? I don't know how efficient this field is, but I don't think it's useless.

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      I wouldn't say that pyschiatry is useless, because surely some people have benefited from the actions of psychiatrists. But I don't think that you can afford to automatically trust someone to deliver a useful diagnosis, merely by virtue of that person having a degree in psychiatry.

      And it should always be kept in mind that the more people are diagnosed with "mental disorders", the better the career prospects of the psychiatrists look. This could nudge their entire profession towards seeing "disorders" where none really are.
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      So ... is this the real universe, or is it just a preliminary study?

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      Ofcourse, that should raise our suspicions. But I don't have much information about mental disorders and about psychiatrists. I simply can't justifiably form an opinion.

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      I do understand your suspicion Voldmer, and I think being skeptical is a good thing.
      In fact, there are people who accuse APA (the organization that makes DSM) of accepting funding of pharmaceutical companies. I even heard some people of APA were paid more by pharmaceutical companies if they added more disorders to the DSM. So some people believe the pharmaceutical industry is pulling the strings and influencing APA so they can make more money.

      I don't like giving information without evidence, so to back this up, this is a quote from this document

      Enormous financial and political influence has enabled the
      pharmaceutical industry to assume a significant role in
      directing medical treatment (Brennan et al., 2006), clinical
      research, and physician education (Antonuccio, Danton, &
      McClanahan, 2003; Associated Press, 2000; Coyle, 2002b;
      Relman & Angell, 2002; Wazana, 2000).
      Ronald E. Fox (2007)

      note that this is from 2007, it's a little outdated



      but hey, you're from Denmark, you shouldn't be in contact with the DSM anyway
      We use the ICD in Europe, as far as I know, which is made by the WHO
      I think the WHO is relatively trustworthy.

      I know this kind of suspicious attitude towards doctors from my grandparents. They're hypocritical though, because they would never trust a doctor with a degree but they would easily trust a guy who believes in homeopathy and has no education whatsoever in the field of medicine (a 2-week course about homeopathy at best). They would much rather be ripped off by a guy who has no idea what he's talking about just because he preaches that all his oils and ointments are natural. To me that's zealotry. Just make sure you're not a hypocrite like my grandparents
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      To contribute to the thread..

      I may have an extremely mild, almost nonexistent, but still existent multiple-personality disorder. I also have mild PTSD from when my mother thought that the most appropriate way to wake me up, mainly justified by her emotional upheaval, was to bang on the door hard 3-4 times, swing it open and barge towards my bed in loud footsteps. As a result I became super easy to jumpscare.

      EDIT: The multi-personality thing is actually just a way of saying that my mood fluctuates, but what the heck.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Ginsan View Post
      I also have mild PTSD from when my mother thought that the most appropriate way to wake me up, mainly justified by her emotional upheaval, was to bang on the door hard 3-4 times, swing it open and barge towards my bed in loud footsteps. As a result I became super easy to jumpscare.
      That's a rough way to be awoken! Maybe you would benefit from taking up meditation. I saw a reference to a study, from a few years back, where it was found that experienced meditators tended to be highly affected by sudden sounds - but they would return to normal much faster than non-meditators.
      So ... is this the real universe, or is it just a preliminary study?

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