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25, some video games can trigger a seizure if someone has epilepsy already - especially if it has flashing lights

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To be fair, some parental figures do this all the time about the electronic doohickeys... "You've got a stomachache? It's that damn Facebook." "You feel like your about to throw up? Stop using that Twitter thing then!" "Aww, your arm fell off, there's 4 sharks in the bathroom and the house is on fire? Damn laptop..."

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My parents always blame my console or my laptop "Oh you have a headache? It's cause if the computer." "Dehydrated? It's because of the computer."

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my mom does this all of the time. "your stomach hurts? it's because youve been playing that game for too long."

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Anyone who thinks mental illnesses are "made up" must be pretty fucked up in the head themselves. To a certain degree I think some are just a crock of shit, but schizophrenia is definitely not one of those. The problem is nowadays it seems like it's a cool thing to be diagnosed with something like OCD or bi polar disorder. A lot of people "self diagnose" themselves with shit like that to get away with being generally, a piece of shit. I'm not going to say there isn't people o

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I agree, 40. My friend had severe depression, actually we both did. Her more than I though. Her mother blamed it on me and proceeded to tell her she neede to "grow up". She finally got to a therapist, and is almost back to normal. Fucking parents. She was 13 when she "self-diagnosed" herself, but as it went on, it got worse, so there was no doubt what it was. She finaly got help at 18 when she could pay for it on her own.

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Back in 6th grade, my whackjob psychiatrist overdosed me on a shit ton of different meds, and I ended up hearing voices as a side effect of their interactions. I'm glad the effects weren't permanent like OP's though - it was scary enough having that for a month... I can't even imagine how horrible never being sure of what voices are real and which ones aren't for the rest of my life. Sounds like your mom needs a dosage of Fisttofaceolin.

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Yeah. Schizophrenia is a SERIOUS condition. I took a mental health class and schizophrenia should not be dismissed.

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That is what I meant, though it came out badly for which I apologize. Yes, every mental disorder is important. What I'm saying is Schizophrenia is one of the more serious ones. I have an anxiety disorder, and although it is important, it is easily treated. Schizophrenia is hard to treat and there isn't a true way to get better if you don't want to be drugged all the time, making therapy the only viable option.

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I have diagnosed schizophrenia, and I agree with you. Mental disorders shouldn't be taken lightly, and OPs mum is just plain disrespectful.

I know how you feel. When I was in 5th grade, I got this virus and my family said I was faking it even though the doctor diagnosed it.

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There's kind of a big difference between having a virus and having a mental illness. One does not simply "get over" schizophrenia. Consider yourself lucky.

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My parents did the same when I was about six. I was getting sick and asked to go to the doctor but they thought I was faking to get out of school. Turns out I had the early symptoms of TB and had to go into two months of medicines and antibiotics. I could have died.

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My mom is the exact opposite. Through school I rarely got sick, maybe once every 2 years. So if I got sick more than once in the sane year my mom treated it like I could die the next day.

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Or... It could make her end up in a mental asylum... On the bright side, at least the mum would know that OP does indeed have a mental problem.

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What were you listening to, OP? "Crazy for You" by Madonna? "Go Insane" by Fleetwood Mac? Or perhaps you're more a fan of Madness.

I'd try to convince her as best i could. If she doesn't take this seriously, you should call someone of authority. It may not be considered abuse but the longer aaaany mental health problem goes untreated, it gets worse over time. Good luck!

Take her to your next appointment with the psychiatrist. Perhaps they may he able to show her the seriousness of your mental illness OP. I understand how you feel, as an anxiety sufferer, my mum has played it down most of my life, which in turn has caused more problems.

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