you're some stranger trying to mess with me. why do you assume i must be content with this?
how can you know if I'm mentally ill or not
Ok, so the gist here is:
- random strangers try and play mind games on me, and try and implant **** into my mind, when i dopn't know them from Adam.
- it's not OK for me to post naive points when i'm a human and don't know it all.
- there is some "hidden rule" out there that i cannot do this, but then https://able2know.org/user/jgoldman10/topics/ but then because he is white and meets your standard, it's fine for him to post naive stuff and get away with it.
- you gain powers from trying to manipulate people into negative ways online, and possibly in real life too.
- you do this to express your dark personality, and possibly are very aggressive and projecting in real life.
- y0u do this also to try and feed whatever unhealthy impulses you have, and think people universally are fearful of you.
- you reckon that other adults fear you - which isn't the case. but then perhaps where you live.
- the issue here is your own bias and prejudices. and how you project these onto random Web strangers and the world at large.
- you mention mental illness often, again to try and **** with me, but then you don't even get the diagnostic criteria. it's not about being "nice" - it's about being in a happy mental state. Read the actual texts, and you'll see this is so.
so yeah - this situation in a nutshell. perhaps act like grown-ups, and don't project your morals or inner feelings of life.
my observations are correct.
Impaired awareness of illness: Anosognosia
By Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
SUMMARY: Impaired awareness of illness (anosognosia) is a major problem because it is the single largest reason why individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder do not take their medications. It is caused by damage to specific parts of the brain, especially the right hemisphere. It affects approximately 50 percent of individuals with schizophrenia and 40 percent of individuals with bipolar disorder. When taking medications, awareness of illness improves in some patients.
Impaired awareness of illness is a strange thing. It is difficult to understand how a person who is sick would not know it. Impaired awareness of illness is very difficult for other people to comprehend. To other people, a person’s psychiatric symptoms seem so obvious that it’s hard to believe the person is not aware he/she is ill. Oliver Sacks, in his book The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, noted this problem:
It is not only difficult, it is impossible for patients with certain right-hemisphere syndromes to know their own problems …And it is singularly difficult, for even the most sensitive observer, to picture the inner state, the ‘situation’ of such patients, for this is almost unimaginably remote from anything he himself has ever known.
What is impaired awareness of illness?
Impaired awareness of illness means that the person does not recognize that he/she is sick. The person believes that their delusions are real (e.g. the woman across the street really is being paid by the CIA to spy on him/her) and that their hallucinations are real (e.g. the voices really are instructions being sent by the President). Impaired awareness of illness is the same thing as lack of insight. The term used by neurologists for impaired awareness of illness is anosognosia, which comes from the Greek word for disease (nosos) and knowledge (gnosis). It literally means “to not know a disease.”
How big a problem is it?
Many studies of individuals with schizophrenia report that approximately half of them have moderate or severe impairment in their awareness of illness. Studies of bipolar disorder suggest that approximately 40 percent of individuals with this disease also have impaired awareness of illness. This is especially true if the person with bipolar disorder also has delusions and/or hallucinations.
There are five types of symptoms characteristic of schizophrenia: delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized behavior, and the so-called “negative” symptoms. However, the symptoms of schizophrenia vary dramatically from person to person, both in pattern and severity. Not every person with schizophrenia will have all the symptoms, and the symptoms of schizophrenia may also change over time.
A delusion is a firmly-held idea that a person has despite clear and obvious evidence that it isn’t true. Delusions are extremely common in schizophrenia, occurring in more than 90% of those who have the disorder. Often, these delusions involve illogical or bizarre ideas or fantasies, such as:
Delusions of persecution – Belief that others, often a vague “they,” are out to get you. These persecutory delusions often involve bizarre ideas and plots (e.g. “Martians are trying to poison me with radioactive particles delivered through my tap water”).
Delusions of control – Belief that your thoughts or actions are being controlled by outside, alien forces. Common delusions of control include thought broadcasting (“My private thoughts are being transmitted to others”), thought insertion (“Someone is planting thoughts in my head”), and thought withdrawal (“The CIA is robbing me of my thoughts”).
Trying to label some online stranger with conditions -what to just try and embarrass and humiliate me? lol.
Schizophrenia is a mental illness that has a large variety of symptoms and can seem very different in one person from another. It causes an altered experience of reality and affects people's thoughts, perceptions and behaviour.
Someone with schizophrenia will have symptoms for more than 6 months. They may have unusual ideas or beliefs about themselves or the world around them, which may be frightening.
They may hear sounds or voices, or see things that other people can’t see (hallucinations). They might feel someone else is in control of their body or thoughts.
They might find their thoughts are jumbled and they can’t make sense of what other people are saying.
The signs someone you know might have schizophrenia include:
they behave in bizarre or unpredictable ways
they jump from subject to subject – their words don’t make sense
they are very paranoid and distrustful
they do strange things to ‘ward off’ their thoughts
they have trouble concentrating
they may be violent (although this is very rare)
they may be unpredictable, either not responding or moving in a very strange way
they can’t function normally – they may neglect their personal hygiene, withdraw and lose interest in everyday activities
they may seem to lack emotion, not making eye contact, not changing their facial expression and speaking in a monotone
See a doctor if you or someone you know seems to be experiencing any of these symptoms.
Signs and symptoms
Hallucinations, such as hearing voices or seeing things that others do not experience.
Beliefs that are odd or that others do not share.
Trouble thinking logically.
Agitated or repetitive body movements.
Lack of emotional expression when talking.
Lack of pleasure in everyday activities.
Difficulty paying attention.
Trouble applying information to make decisions.
Problems with working memory (a type of short-term memory involved in processing information).
A sizable proportion of people with schizophrenia have to rely on others because they are unable to hold a job or care for themselves.
Many may also resist treatment, arguing that there is nothing wrong with them.
Some patients may present clear symptoms, but on other occasions, they may seem fine until they start explaining what they are truly thinking.
The effects of schizophrenia reach far beyond the patient - families, friends, and society are affected too.
Symptoms and signs of schizophrenia will vary, depending on the individual.
The symptoms are classified into four categories:
Positive symptoms - also known as psychotic symptoms. For example, delusions and hallucinations.
Negative symptoms - these refer to elements that are taken away from the individual. For example, absence of facial expressions or lack of motivation.
Cognitive symptoms - these affect the person's thought processes. They may be positive or negative symptoms, for example, poor concentration is a negative symptom.
Emotional symptoms - these are usually negative symptoms, such as blunted emotions.
Below is a list of the major symptoms:
Delusions - the patient displays false beliefs, which can take many forms, such as delusions of persecution, or delusions of grandeur. They may feel others are attempting to control them remotely. Or, they may think they have extraordinary powers and abilities.
Hallucinations - hearing voices is much more common than seeing, feeling, tasting, or smelling things which are not there, however, people with schizophrenia may experience a wide range of hallucinations.
Thought disorder - the person may jump from one subject to another for no logical reason. The speaker may be hard to follow or erratic.
Other symptoms may include:
Lack of motivation (avolition) - the patient loses their drive. Everyday actions, such as washing and cooking, are neglected.
Poor expression of emotions - responses to happy or sad occasions may be lacking, or inappropriate.
Social withdrawal - when a patient with schizophrenia withdraws socially, it is often because they believe somebody is going to harm them.
Unawareness of illness - as the hallucinations and delusions seem so real for patients, many of them may not believe they are ill. They may refuse to take medication for fear of side effects, or for fear that the medication may be poison, for example.
Cognitive difficulties - the patient's ability to concentrate, recall things, plan ahead, and to organize their life are affected. Communication becomes more difficult.