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Deviant, Disabling, and Distressing: ADD

Deviant, disabling, and distressing are the three criteria that psychologists use to define a disorder. If it’s significantly deviant from what’s “normal”, if it causes problems for every day life, and if it is distressing, either to the afflicted or … Continue reading

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Follow-up on Dissociative Identity Disorder: Writing It

Last post was on the difference between Schizophrenia and DID – you might have known it as Multiple Personality Disorder, but the name was changed for reasons I explained in said post. I’d like to talk a little more on this … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, Distressing: Asperger’s

Hello minions! Today I’m going to cover this condition a little differently. You see, I “know” about Asperger’s, but I have less experience than I do with other disorders – I haven’t studied it as much and I’ve never met … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, Distressing: OCD vs Anything Else

If you have ever said the words “I am a little OCD” you are probably wrong. OCD is a terrible mental disorder that doesn’t get the attention it deserves likely in part because so many people claim to have it … Continue reading

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Deviant, Disabling, Distressing: Depression vs Extreme Sadness

Hello Readers! Today is Mental Illness Monday! Okay, it’s just Normal Update Monday but I am going to be talking about a mental illness. Why? Because I want my bachelor’s in Psych to be useful for something! Just kidding – think … Continue reading

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