[Fine Line]

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

[Fine Line]

Hai Peeps!

I have something really important to say.

Lets look at some definitions here shall we? 

Neurotic: Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms. 

By all means, Anyone who has/is: 

...anxiety, sadness or depression, anger, irritability, mental confusion, low sense of self-worth, etc., behavioral symptoms such as phobic avoidance, vigilance, impulsive and compulsive acts, lethargy, etc., cognitive problems such as unpleasant or disturbing thoughts, repetition of thoughts and obsession, habitual fantasizing, negativity and cynicism, etc. Interpersonally, neurosis involves dependency, aggressiveness, perfectionism, schizoid isolation, socio-culturally inappropriate behaviors, etc

is neurotic. 

SURPRISE! Half of you are neurotic! Or most of you. Its hard to find anyone now days with a clean mental bill of health. 

Ok. Lets look at another definition: 

Psychosis:  any form of severe mental disorder in which the individual's contact with reality becomes highly distorted.


Psychosis is a symptom or feature of mental illness typically characterized by radical changes in personality, impaired functioning, and a distorted or nonexistent sense of objective reality.

These disorders are like... Schizophrenia and Bipolar.  Malfunctioning brains that the user has little if any control over.  

And Right in the center of the spectrum, where Psychosis and Neurosis meet, is the BORDERLINE.  

Or at least that's where the term came from.  Borderline really doesn't fall neatly in either category, though its severity is similar to that of Schitzophrenia. 

And you know what? I had this idea about where I was going with this post, and now I've lost it. So. Ta-DA. You now get to know the fine line I walk on a daily basis.  Its exhausting. 


1 thoughts :

Anonymous said...

have you looked at the Borderline forum?

discussions on there would be helpful for coping.