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Posted by trablano on Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 09:38:22 :
In Reply to: Re: shizophrenia is just the name of many things posted by allstardust on Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 01:26:16 :
It's quite simple, just look at the common use of the word "mad" or "crazy". In order for someone to really be mad he must be unhealthy mentally ... but in order for the ability to define this you must know first what mental health is. I'm sure there are some people out there who are mentally healthier than others, but there are also a lot of mentally defected ones who just perceive their own "madness" as healthy enough. I think it's just a matter of standards, they're needed, no doubt, but you're better off if you're defining them yourself and live according to them. It's hard to create yourself that way ... but move your ass and the rest will follow, at least that's my experience, and I have shizophrenia, with its symptoms getting weaker each day.
: They used to call them mystics. Now it's people that sort of don't fit in with the masses. People that see through the delusions the masses walk around in. They are the ones with the power-tread carefully. True schizophrenia by their own definition is way bad weird stuff, but there is a pop trend to label lots of people that simply because they don't fit the description of average bla, bla, bla, bla....
: Look in the DSM-4, it's a bit reassuring to not recognize yourself therein. But they are getting to where they don't even follow their own criteria.
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