By awkwardology - 27/09/2013 07:56 - Australia - Brisbane
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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..."
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 out there that truly have it and really need the help, because that's just being completely oblivious, but for some reason people love to say they have a certain disorder as an excuse to get away with shit. I wish you the best, OP, you have a battle ahead of you.
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.
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.
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.
Show her to a doctor, it sounds like she has a case of being an idiot.
Awesome!! Now we know for certain all those other schizofrenics are lying assholes! Except they're not. Your mom is.