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2010-11-19 11:29:40 AM
I'm married to someone who's bi-polar so I'll be getting a kick out of this thread
 
2010-11-19 11:48:36 AM
After opening a few TFD "what meds are you on" threads, I'm inclined to agree.

/yeah, there's an unbiased sample
 
2010-11-19 12:12:33 PM
I guess they didn't poll TFers. Those numbers would scare the crap out of people.
 
2010-11-19 01:18:57 PM
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2010-11-19 01:34:45 PM
Life is nothing but the right balance of chemicals. The same is true of happiness.
 
2010-11-19 01:42:14 PM
I'm just finishing up my Masters in Community Agency Counseling so I'm getting a kick out of this thread and with the prospect of a growing sector of the job market in general
 
2010-11-19 01:42:28 PM
This study is flawed. Women make up more than 50 percent of the population.
 
2010-11-19 01:42:48 PM
TFA is blocked at work, but my guess is that 1 in 5 are diagnoised with mental illness.
 
2010-11-19 01:43:12 PM
Isn't 20% of the US Libs? So that makes sense then
 
2010-11-19 01:43:22 PM
oblig?
www.mindfully.org
 
2010-11-19 01:43:33 PM
They're not smoking crack! They're straight-up mentally ill!

/not even close to obscure
 
2010-11-19 01:44:03 PM
wage0048: diagnoised

Is that worse than regular noise
 
2010-11-19 01:44:04 PM
[political commentary goes here]
 
2010-11-19 01:44:18 PM
Everyone seems normal until you get to know them.

1 in 5 is totally wrong. It's 5 in 5.
 
#2 [TotalFark]
2010-11-19 01:44:50 PM
"I think that we're all mentally ill. Those of us outside the asylums only hide it a little better - and maybe not all that much better after all."

- Stephen King

\Fun Fact: Insane people are rarely lonely due to all the voices.
 
2010-11-19 01:45:38 PM
The voices in my head say I'm perfectly fine.
 
2010-11-19 01:45:49 PM
Where do they do these surveys? Just seems they pull new ones out of no where every day now.
 
2010-11-19 01:47:14 PM
If you have ever seen the queue in TFD then you know what that 20% is doing with their time.
 
2010-11-19 01:47:19 PM
Pfft. None of my four other personalities has a mental disorder. This is bunk.
 
2010-11-19 01:47:24 PM
This is retarded.
 
2010-11-19 01:48:26 PM
Roses are red
violets are blue
I'm a schizophrenic
and so am I
 
2010-11-19 01:48:52 PM
I'm not crazy. Everyone else is crazy. I'm perfectly normal.
 
2010-11-19 01:48:57 PM
The All-Powerful Atheismo: wage0048: diagnoised

Is that worse than regular noise


Much, much worse. Imagine an old-style steam radiator humming a pitch just higher than an A-flat when you're trying to sing to a song in the key of E major.
 
2010-11-19 01:49:22 PM
Just wanted to make sure someone pointed out that the SAME 20% of Americans who self-identify as Liberal are EXACTLY THE SAME 20% of Americans who have been diagnosed with mental illness. Good on you, Squawker! Real America™ is proud of you.

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2010-11-19 01:50:57 PM
mental health professionals are pushed for diagnosis for several reasons. The obvious one is med. companies want people to be given drugs. A less obvious one is that some people have problems that don't fit a diagnosis but that still require counseling. For example, being molested as a child is not a diagnosis so if you show up and need a professional to talk to, your insurance isn't going to pay for you to talk about being molested so you get stuck with a diagnosis unless you're willing to pay out of pocket $50-$100 an hour.

Something people don't realize about Obamacare is that if you get a mental health diagnosis you can no longer be excluded by insurance companies now. Before if your teenager got diagnosed with schizophrenia you better hope they never get physically ill because no insurance company is going to cover them
 
2010-11-19 01:51:24 PM
Sadly, 2/3rds of all people who go into the mental health system come out worse then they started or undergo many expensive completely useless treatments.

TheRapists are not scientists. They do not use science. they do not understand or care about the scientific method. They never have. This is why their shining light, the most famous TheRapist ever believed that ALL mental illness comes a mans desire to crawl back into his moms vagina.
 
2010-11-19 01:51:45 PM
wage0048: TFA is blocked at work, but my guess is that 1 in 5 are diagnoised with mental illness.

Diagnosed? No but they do mention that only 4/10 get treatment, thus I concluded that 12% of Americans suffer from a mental illness in any one year but do not get treatment, while 8% get treated.

I wonder how many aren't really "ill" but still get therapy? I also wonder how broad the net is in this study; do they include ADHD?
 
2010-11-19 01:51:47 PM
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2010-11-19 01:51:48 PM
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EVER FIDGET IN YOUR SEAT DURING LONG MEETINGS?

YOU NEED CRAZYBGONE! CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN TODAY!

F*ck you big pharma. F*ck you.


Decaf.
 
2010-11-19 01:52:40 PM
yeah you would be farked in the head too if you listened to WLS 890 AM featuring such mentally stable folks as Sean Hanity, Mark Levin, and rush limbaugh.
 
2010-11-19 01:53:18 PM
If you include depression as a mental illness it's more likely than you think.
 
2010-11-19 01:54:03 PM
fluffy2097
This is why their shining light, the most famous TheRapist ever believed that ALL mental illness comes a mans desire to crawl back into his moms vagina.


I laffed.

But sometimes a cigar is a penis, right Monica?
 
2010-11-19 01:54:10 PM
lockers: This study is flawed. Women make up more than 50 percent of the population.

Zing!

but seriously, we better watch out. as soon as it's 2.5 out of every 5, by definition we have to re-categorize deviant behaviors as the new norm.

/o bell curve. is there any population trait you cannot account for?
 
2010-11-19 01:54:12 PM
fluffy2097: Sadly, 2/3rds of all people who go into the mental health system come out worse then they started or undergo many expensive completely useless treatments.

TheRapists are not scientists. They do not use science. they do not understand or care about the scientific method. They never have. This is why their shining light, the most famous TheRapist ever believed that ALL mental illness comes a mans desire to crawl back into his moms vagina.


Tom Cruise? Is that you?
 
2010-11-19 01:54:12 PM
Pants full of macaroni!!: Just wanted to make sure someone pointed out that the SAME 20% of Americans who self-identify as Liberal are EXACTLY THE SAME 20% of Americans who have been diagnosed with mental illness. Good on you, Squawker! Real America™ is proud of you.

That's spelled Amurica,, Hippy. Since you seem to think I'm some sort of Redneck
 
2010-11-19 01:54:13 PM
I'm comfortable with my alcoholism.
 
2010-11-19 01:54:16 PM
fluffy2097: Sadly, 2/3rds of all people who go into the mental health system come out worse then they started or undergo many expensive completely useless treatments.

TheRapists are not scientists. They do not use science. they do not understand or care about the scientific method. They never have. This is why their shining light, the most famous TheRapist ever believed that ALL mental illness comes a mans desire to crawl back into his moms vagina.


Broad brush is broad.
 
2010-11-19 01:54:26 PM
IdBeCrazyIf: I'm married to someone who's bi-polar so I'll be getting a kick out of this thread

I'm dipolar, although sometimes I'm j-polar.
 
2010-11-19 01:54:28 PM
I feel fine.
With the exception of dizziness, fever, upset stomach, dry mouth, blurred vision, stomach cramps, hearing loss, muscle spasms and diarrhea.
 
2010-11-19 01:54:38 PM
That's why I went into Psych: growth industry.
 
2010-11-19 01:54:45 PM
I would guess that it would be higher, obviously they have never been to my inlaws for a holiday dinner.

**There is a reason I drink heavily during holidays.... Other than my love of sweet, sweet alcohol...
 
2010-11-19 01:55:33 PM
So, one in five people post on the politics tab?
 
2010-11-19 01:56:03 PM
fluffy2097: Sadly, 2/3rds of all people who go into the mental health system come out worse then they started or undergo many expensive completely useless treatments.

TheRapists are not scientists. They do not use science. they do not understand or care about the scientific method. They never have. This is why their shining light, the most famous TheRapist ever believed that ALL mental illness comes a mans desire to crawl back into his moms vagina.


Wow, I hope you're a troll because if not your ignorance is astounding. 1. therapists use research all the time to help decide what course of action to take 2.citation needed on the 2/3rds statement 3. no one really does Freudian psychoanalysis anymore. He was a cocaine addict that had an uncomfortably close relationship with his daughter. He's just the therapist most people can name
 
2010-11-19 01:56:18 PM
You mad.
 
2010-11-19 01:56:19 PM
fluffy2097: TheRapists are not scientists. They do not use science. they do not understand or care about the scientific method. They never have. This is why their shining light, the most famous TheRapist ever believed that ALL mental illness comes a mans desire to crawl back into his moms vagina.

Freudian theories are passe in modern psychology, at least according to the psychologists I know.

Squawker: Isn't 20% of the US Libs? So that makes sense then

Thus you're saying that you understand the actions of 100% of conservatives in America and view them as NOT crazy? Fascinating. Clearly you've never been to a Wal-Mart in the South.
 
2010-11-19 01:56:27 PM
get off my computer, i'm using it.
 
2010-11-19 01:56:33 PM
dittybopper: I'm dipolar, although sometimes I'm j-polar.

don't get bent out of shape, we all have polar moments sometimes.
 
2010-11-19 01:56:43 PM
Fewer than 4 in 10 received treatment for their mental health condition.

I wonder if the 'reduce your fractions' rape guy from the marriage thread is amongst those .952 our of 2.38
 
2010-11-19 01:57:41 PM
factoryconnection: Thus you're saying that you understand the actions of 100% of conservatives in America and view them as NOT crazy? Fascinating. Clearly you've never been to a Wal-Mart in the South.

Watch out, he'll call you a hippie too.
 
2010-11-19 01:57:43 PM
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