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The Reality of Mental Illness

2015-09-08 Comments off

A lot of psychology textbooks claim that people with mental illnesses and symptoms, such as delusions, panic attacks, hallucinations, or dissociation, do not know they’re having those symptoms. It’s said that those things feel entirely real to the person having them, that there is no way they can tell the difference between the “true perceptions” and the false symptoms.

Boiled down, it’s the idea that people who are “crazy” don’t know they’re “crazy”.

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