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Do You Ever Feel Annoyed When People Use Diagnoses As Adjectives/improperly?

Do You Ever Feel Annoyed When People Use Diagnoses As Adjectives/improperly?

I keep hearing people use "depressed" instead of "sad" or "OCD" instead of particular. Friends will say they had a panic attack when they mean they got freaked out over something. A cast member today mentioned schizophrenia while the other girls laughed while she sat on the floor. Does this offend/annoy anybody else? It especially hurts when your friends KNOW you have mental health problems and still say such insensitive things… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member I'm the same way, but I told myself that one thing I want to do is stand up and speak out for mental illness (despite my anxiety). So sometimes I correct them, and other times, like you, I don't say anything because I don't want to gain attention (in a negative way).

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Well I hate for the ones that know me the best like family to say something like, will you know is your condition. Or something like, you being paranoid again.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member Exactly!

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

God yeah, that makes me mad because I hear it too often. People at school will do this and I want to correct them but then it lowkey raises suspicions and I don’t need people worrying about me like that.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

No it's not. When I have panic attacks my eyes roll back in my head, but luckily I can usually control them. Definitely not just freaking out. Yes, it's annoying and hurtful. That's why talking to someone like a therapist who can soothe u is so helpful.

posted almost 2 years ago
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