mental illnesses are perfectly natural reactions to the unnatural world we find ourselves in: Short word to a friend.

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Non-Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic


"Hit the nail on the head with "the age of consumers". "how much it can squeeze out of you before you shrivel up and die." would be an honest slogan for all corporations.

WAR IS PEACE
FREEDOM IS SLAVERY
IGNORANCE IS STRENGTH

I have hope too, I guess, but I doublethink, and I doubt myself a lot, and I begin to wonder if people are right in their attitudes towards me. In my mind I want to be honest. But there's more to it than that. I'm biased. Everyone has an ego. tbh most of the time I am completely cynical of practically everything. Depressive episodes suck. I'm also cynical of mental illnesses fundamentally being pathologies. Like that book "The Myth of Mental Illness". I haven't read it. Makes sense for stuff like autism and dementia where there's clear symptoms. But current understanding of depression, anxiety, PTSD, schizophrenia, ADHD etc is lacking. The barrier between the therapist and the patient is too great. The more you know, the more you realise you don't know.

My belief is that mental illness is not a dysfunction in homeostasis, like current scientific theories all focus on - academia always approach mental illness with the supposition that it's a disease state of the mind. For example an earlier theory, the basis for the prescription of SSRIs/SNRIs (first-line treatments for depression and anxiety) (they make a shit load of money off these and that's a discussion for another post), is that depression is simply a lack of monoamine neurotransmitters in the brain (mainly serotonin and noradrenaline).

My belief is that mental illnesses are perfectly natural reactions to the unnatural world we find ourselves in. We're abruptly hoisted from eternal unconsciousness and just adapt given the random circumstances we found ourselves in."


Submitted: April 22, 2021

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