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Schizophrenia/The Problem With Self-Diagnosis Part 2

The other day, I published a post about a recent brush I had with inaccurate self-diagnosis. After reading a book about schizophrenia and personally identifying with most of the symptoms it described, I worried intensely that the disease had gone undiagnosed in me for years. However, once I got ahold of my psychiatrist, he reassured… Continue reading Schizophrenia/The Problem With Self-Diagnosis Part 2

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Schizophrenia/The Problem With Self-Diagnosis Part 1

I recently thought I might be schizophrenic. I was reading a book about the disease out of personal interest, since I’ve toyed with the idea of focusing on it professionally once I have my degree. (It's a fantastic book called The Complete Family Guide to Schizophrenia, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone looking for help.) But… Continue reading Schizophrenia/The Problem With Self-Diagnosis Part 1

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“The Right People Will Get This”

Today's video: I talk about psych medications. Until last year, no one knew how I really feel about anything. Most of my feelings are informed strongly by symptoms of borderline personality disorder. It makes me see in black and white. I seem to either care too much about something, or I don’t care at all.… Continue reading “The Right People Will Get This”

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Problems With The Term “Personality Disorder”

I’ve talked to multiple doctors who vehemently dislike the label “personality disorder”. In their view, this type of mental illness is more like a set of maladaptive coping mechanisms. In other words, they argue that personality disorders are better described as unhealthy techniques for dealing with a world that’s hard to understand and fit into.… Continue reading Problems With The Term “Personality Disorder”