Is it normal to assume that half of the users on this site aren't really ill?

Half the time it's autism. PTSD because someone got shouted at a few times when they were a child. Depression and anxiety is another one. The illnesses and disorders that members claim to suffer from is truly atounding.

"I'm a girl but I identify as a demi sexual crayfish and I also have a histrionic personality disorder because my cat winked at me three times in quick succession. I'm soo ill".

My personal favourite is misphonia. For fucks sake certain noises make me rage too, all I do is avoid those noises as much as possible and there you go. I don't have to stick a label on it in my head so I can justify the rage that I feel because someone snorts and eats with their mouth open when they consume a burger.

Are most of these maladies all in people's heads because we are breeding a generation of weaklings who spend far too much time in front of a PC and the rest of the time dreaming bullshit up to make themselves stand out, garner sympathy or to justify their flaws and neuroses that every other human being has to a lesser or greater degree.

I am in no doubt that there are users on this site who have genuine mental health issues both past and present. My intention is in no way to belittle or offend them or their ilnesses. For the record I have suffered with mental health issues all my life and have spent time voluntarily in psychiatric hospital on three separate occasions.

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  • I study a lot of social-cultural history of the USA. In the 80s it was hip to do coke. In the 90s it was hip to be dark, grunge and goth. In the 2000s it was hip for everyone to get a trophy. In the 201xs it seems hip to have asocial disorders (aka be shy), be asexual (be a virgin)...etc. if there really was so much mental illness on the planet, society would come to a complete and utter standstill. Too many doctors hand out meds instead of telling patients it’s normal to be shy once in a while, you’ll get laid eventually, and mommy yelling at you to clean your room does not equate to PTSD.
    Up until the late 70s, corporal punishment was the norm for throwing a tantrum, now it’s a promise of the latest gen of Xbox and a trip for ice cream if you’ll be good. Bad behavior gets attention and rewarded and kids clue right into that and sadly expect it in adulthood. IMO.

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  • I stopped reading at the hackneyed "LOL DAE 2 GENDERS" but A lot of the multi account trolls on here had neglectful or abusive parents growing up or are the result of slutty moms and therefor multiple "father figures", these people likely do have a personality disorder but are too afraid to look inward so they hide behind phony personas and stereotypes they learned off youtube videos, because the only way they can fit in is by sharing the opinions of similar losers.

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  • There are some people that genuinely seek help, but their posts are usually drowned out by scat posts, weird fetishes and posts about incest. I wonder if trolls ever get tired of the same crap over and over...

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    • I couldn't have put it better myself.

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  • I'm not sure but this site seems to attract unusual people. I talk about my diagnosis sometimes and these kinds of things irritate me because you cannot diagnose people online. I do think some people over self diagnose. I actually had no idea I had autism until I was diagnosed. People in real life tell me it's obvious but online people question it because my typing is above average skills, which autism typically does not effect online communication.

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    • "PTSD for being shouted at as a kid." I do not know anyone who thinks they have PTSD for that. People who think PTSD is a joke have been sheltered from real problems. I do not have PTSD but my room mate does. It is not a joke and not due to normal problems. I mentioned her situation here before and people didn't even believe it because people don't like to believe those things happen to people, which is sad that others choose to live in ignorance.

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      • The problem comes in when ppl say I have PTSD because I was abused as a child. PTSD usually comes from seeing/doing horrific things (like combat or first responders), rape, severe and prolonged mental abuse, and things the normal mind doesn’t know how to handle. It doesn’t come from typical sibling or parent/offspring relationships - and the latter is posted here much more frequently than the former with claims of PSTD. Every human on the planet gets anxious at one time or another too. That doesn’t mean they suffer from PTSD and/or need to be medicated. People have to learn to live, handle or deal with some hard situations without seeking therapy. Life simply isn’t puppies and ice cream every single day.

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        • People do get PTSD from child abuse. The person I mentioned was severely abused as a child and has PTSD as a result. If you think being yelled at occasionally or typical punishments is abuse then you don't even know what you are talking about. I wouldn't say I have PTSD, but I have seen horrific things including stuff you mentioned. It is nothing compared to what others experience, such as someone who was raised as a feral child.

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          • I will say I have witnessed murder, I have lost many people close to me to horrible things, I have been in many emotionally abusive situations, I was severely bullied as a child, I have had a few other tragic experiences that were not normal.
            I probably do not meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD. I did develop some anger management problems and trust issues.
            I do know a few people with actual PTSD and their experiences were much worse than my own. It is not a bullshit thing caused by small problems that everyone has.

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          • If you think everyone has a good childhood you are incredibly ignorant. It annoys me that people refuse to believe actual horror stories when they clearly see them in the news.

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          • I said rape and mental abuse so cool your fucking jets. I also said ppl on here - read my comment and try not to be incredibly ignorant.

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        • Being called a few names and getting slapped about by a class mate once or twice does not cause PTSD. Cutting half dead people out of cars and then cleaning up after those horrendous road traffic collisions causes PTSD. Both of which I know of only too well.

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          • I don't know anyone who claims being called names and problems with a classmate caused PTSD. You have obviously lived a sheltered life.

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            • Just because you personally haven't met anyone doesn't mean they don't exist. I know they do, I have friends whose kids are claiming they have PTSD for exactly that! I've sat and listened to them tell everyone round the dinner table, more than once.

              I'm very impressed. You gleaned all that information regarding my 'sheltered life' from a few blocks of text on a very specific subject on this site. Your powers of telepathy are astounding.

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          • Are you from the UK?

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          • Agreed, that’s my point exactly.

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  • I figure some people nowadays are self diagnosed. Sure they could be completely wrong with their diagnosis of autism, schizophrenia, bipolar and BPD but they're obviously still hurting so it doesn't really matter.

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  • Why do you choose to let this bother you?

    There are lots of damaged, pathetic, messed-up, attention-seeking people who have real problems figuring out life and how they should deal with it. You can't do anything about them, but you can decide how much attention you pay to them and how you react.

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    • This doesn't bother me in particular, It simply seems a recurring theme on this site and I was garnering other user's opinions on the matter.

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  • Just what we need. Another psuedo internet doctor diagnosing people they don't know.

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    • Just what this site needs, more shit from you..

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      • LMFAO. “😂😂😂”.

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  • Someone once told me on this matter that part of the problem is that doctors nowadays are more than willing to diagnose people with mental illnesses if it means they can make more money from their patients. I havent done much research into this so I wouldn't know.
    Anyway, I used to feel like everyone around me was being 'too overtop' and maybe thinking they had a serious mental illness when they didn't. I then got closer to them and realized that most of them DID have real, deep-rooted problems. It only felt like everyone around me was like this, because those tended to be the kinds of people who surrounded me. Maybe I attract those kinds of people because I'm friendly, idk honestly. I do not doubt that there are people who ARE being too overdramatic though, I've definitely seen a few. I would say it's a normal thing to assume that people around you are faking illnesses, though in my experience, they tend to think they actually have them.
    On the topic of therapists though, I don't think there's anything wrong or 'going overboard' about scheduling sessions with a therapist, regardless of whether or not you have a mental illness. It's a healthy way to get things off your chest and discuss your problems.

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  • To be fair, some people who post like that truly ARE ill, just not in the way they say they are. They could have very neglectful family and friends and cope with it through the internet, or they could be a compulsive liar (which can also be caused by neglect or being ignored enough that a person feels a need to lie to get attention). Not to say your claims are invalid (I agree that many people online and on this site probably lie about their experiences or disorders), I just thought I’d point out that that can be an illness in its own way

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  • I also don't find it very comfortable when people think they have mental disorders they don't have and they try to compare themselves with me, however, they do actually have something wrong with them if they're willing to seek that type of attention. You should consider that even though they don't know what they're talking about, there is something unwell when people do disturbing things for attention. There is a legitimate sickness there, it just isn't the one they present to the world and themselves. Just think- when you talk to them, you're thinking 'There's something wrong with you..' Look deeper into that.

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  • It's kind of a good forum for people to dish out their human experience issues. So, they've probably been to a therapist, or used Dr. Google. Better for them to have some safe safe place to vent, and get feedback, than none at all.

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  • Well this site isn't like Psych Forums or other sites specifically for mentally ill people; anyone can ask about literally anything here.

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  • oh yeah baby

    whos your craw-daddy?

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    • Craw-daddies are best served boiled with lemon and Old Bay. Don’t forget to suck their heads.

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  • Your therapeutic assignment while you are here at IIN is to go take a dump. Got it? Good.

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