When you are seventeen years old, it's common to listen to your younger siblings running rampant throughout the house squealing at the top of their lungs and respond by getting irritated with how loud they're being. For some of us, noises that annoy the majority are noises like the clicking of pens, the tapping of fingers on a table and (strangely), in a vast majority, Nickelback’s music. I personally enjoy Nickelback. I find it fascinating, but that’s besides the point. Irritation comes naturally.
It may seem like a crazy idea to think always being happy can be sad. I'm not entirely happy with my life, but in recent years, it's been rather peaceful.
So, before we go on with this, I would like to give a quick warning. If you are sensitive to topics about mental illness and everything that goes with it, please don't read on. We will be discussing intrusive thoughts, something people seem to never mention.
PTSD. The definition as said from Google translation is "a condition of persistent mental and emotional stress occurring as a result of injury or severe psychological shock, typically involving disturbance of sleep and constant vivid recall of the experience, with dulled responses to others and to the outside world. It is a disorder in which a person has difficulty recovering after experiencing or witnessing a terrifying event. It is a very common disorder with more than 3 million cases in the US per year. It is treatable by a medical professional and the condition itself may last months or years, with triggers that can bring back memories of the trauma accompanied by intense emotional and physical reactions. The symptoms may include nightmares or unwanted memories of the trauma, avoidance of situations that bring back memories of the trauma, heightened reactions, anxiety, or depressed moods. Finally, treatment includes different types of trauma-focused psychotherapy as well as medications to manage symptoms as well as medication. (Google)
Unexpressed emotions will never die. They are buried alive and will come forth later in uglier ways. - Sigmund Freud
DISCLAIMER: I am not a psychologist and I am writing from personal experience. This is NOT to be used as a diagnostic tool but a stepping stone to better mental health habits and is a biography rather than a step by step process. Please do not neglect if you believe you have D.I.D, contact a psychologist and or go to GoodTherapy.org
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I went through a period in my life where my thoughts became extremely obsessive. I would repeat certain phrases in my head over and over again until I felt a peace wash over me. I thought the phrases were causing the peace, but they were actually creating an obsession. Later, I found out that I actually had obsessive compulsive disorder.
The vast majority of people will never come across the term 'maladaptive daydreaming'. Indeed, until recently, neither had I. By chance, I stumbled across an article online which looked vaguely interesting, so naturally I read on. In short, it changed my life.
What does it mean to be insane? Someone who commits a terrible crime, or possibly someone who is an enigma of society? What about you, when you jokingly plan to push your least favourite teacher down the stairs to avenge a poor mark by swiftly granting this teacher paralysis. To suggest that being called insane as an insult is a flawed notion. To be insane is to think outside the box society has built around you, in turn making you a more innate member of society.
My story is not a unique one. Almost everyone suffers from some sort of eating disorder in their life.