Wednesday, August 10, 2011

08/08/11 lecture

Are psychological disorders a myth? Absolutely not, psychological disorders effect many people in many ways. There are many misdiagnoses I'm quite sure, but that happens even in the medical field in diagnosing physical illnesses. We humans are complex creatures and we learn from experiences and they can be positive, and they can be negative. We have many complex chemicals that our body produces, as with any chemical, to have too much, or too little can create complications or in the human brain it can cause mental illnesses such as depression, ADHD, and so on. Why in our chemistry class in high school can we create an adverse reaction by using too much or too little of a chemical, if it happens in the brain is it not safe to assume that we would experience adverse effects as well? I personally experience depression, and have been diagnosed with ADHD, as well as a panic disorder. I know for a fact that mental disorders are real. I have suffered from each of my disorders for as long as I can remember and was only recently diagnosed. Many people are suffering from such disorders and have never received any treatment. If mental illness is a myth, why are people who have no idea they have a disorder suffering? My quality of life has improved so much since I have had my diagnoses, I am even able to attend school, and finish assignments.