Aug 242011

Psychology Test – Are you Troubled? The Truth about Mental Disorders and What is Normal? Dr. Breeding, Ph.D. psychologist discusses the concept of normal, this time examining the fact that we seek to compare ourselves to others and sometimes to ourselves. For example, we are too happy, too sad, too busy, not busy enough, etc. Often modern medicine will direct us to drugs such as anti-depressants if we are not happy enough, but Dr. Breeding poses the argument that without a “normal” state to compare to, there is nothing wrong with us at all. Mental health is defined in terms of normal by psychology and psychiatry. If you don’t fit into the box, you might be labeled with mental illness. Dr. Breeding reminds us in this video that the mental disorders listed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders) are diagnosed subjectively, based solely on emotions and behaviors, NOT with a biological test. Disorders such as bipolar, manic depression, ADHD, ADD, OCD, social anxiety disorder, etc. are voted into existence by the American Psychiatric Association. The underlying assumption of biological psychiatry is that mental illness is biologically based despite the fact that no solid science has been able to identify biological markers for mental illnesses. If we think in terms of troubled or troubling behavior rather than normal/abnormal behavior, we can address what’s troubling us without the use of drugs and without accepting that we have a biological
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  42 Responses to “Psychology Test – Are you Troubled? The Truth about Mental Disorders and What is Normal?”

  1. Very good

  2. @catgumart Why do you expect people to have understanding? We all have a conscience (superego), and we are all free to choose our morals. We all often fail in life, and this often means that we don’t have understanding and empathy. The ethos of victimization is that we never accept our own failings, and we project our own guilt onto other people. This is often the root of mental illness. If we don’t accept our own failings, then we don’t learn from our mistakes!

  3. It gets frustrating to me trying to convince, articulate, point out to people why I have my troubles, difficulties- they simply are not empathetic, or they blame me or they don’t understand, or they compare me to someone else, or they underestimate or overestimate me in certain ways,or wrongly attribute things or say I should do this or that when whatever it is, I may find unrealistic or inappropriate, or dishonest- Its complex & all i can hope for is that people become more understanding.

  4. @cyberpsygen7 yup

  5. i thought dr john was the guy with the weird outfits

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  7. Corporate hegemony is the dry rot of American civilization and the Monsanto Company is a prime example of extreme corporate hegemony. If the people of this country are really stupid enough to allow a bully, toxic chemical company to genetically morph the world’s seed supply, then we all deserve the consequences. We grow our own food – I suggest everyone reading this do the same, unless you believe your body will mutate into one that can safely consume and digest Monsanto’s “creations”.

  8. The only true test of whether I am troubled is: “am I watching this channel?”
    Since I am, I am troubled, demented, deranged, psychopathic, sociopathic, schizophrenic, manic-depressive and passive-aggressive.

  9. @Eliminator293
    I’m sorry you have lost me-
    Why would replying to your comment indicate that I’m reactionary or disrespectful?
    I disagreed with you and explained why.

  10. @Eliminator293
    “chances are..a person has problems with others because they offend “.This is one possibility of many why one may have difficulty with others,if it the reason or part of it, what is or isn’t offensive is often subjective & a topic of debate & does not warrant discrimination or antagonism
    “never tell anyone they are wrong”- We all have a right to articulate our view, to discourage people from being able to disagree is repressive.

  11. @Eliminator293
    Respectfully sir, your assessment is inaccurate & simplistic-
    “You seem to blame other people for your problems” -Though there are times when individuals should bear accountability in certain matters, I usually don’t blame others but acknowledge the dysfunctional nature of the relationships & circumstances.
    “People are just like you” – people are quite different in many respects & have unique experiences & face problems that are particular to them.

  12. @catgumart Usually people become psychologically stronger when they have many good friendships and love. You seem to blame other people for your problems when in fact they are just like you. Chances are that if a person has problems with others it is because they offend them. For example, it is a very good idea to never tell somebody they are wrong, or blame them.

  13. I essentially agree. But the body needs infusions of vitamins and minerals, and not to be flooded with toxins. The greatest medical invention of the 20th century is the JUICER. As you put less poisonous food into your body (processed & genetically modified food, refined carbohydrates, high-fructose corn syrup, pesticide-ridden, and, yes, cooked foods) and more raw foods and vegetable juices, especially dark leafy greens, you’ll be amazed at your uncovered potential.

  14. Im often troubled & I get thrown from a point of equilibrium easily, I don’t like discussing it in too much depth openly- all though I have gone in depth in the past- the reason is that people don’t understand & they label you, or dismiss the problems, or do everything that you are saying here (too negative,big ego, your angry etc.) If I’m well rested, in safe low stress environment where I have what I need to eat well,sleep,exercise,practice,study,self express I can keep myself centered-

  15. @cyberpsygen7 Obviously I’m not saying that understanding “can’t” curb fear, but only that it would be illogical to assume that understanding is generally a good a remedy for fear. An off topic story worth reading – See the article: “Where is its mind? What the battle over the ‘bible’ says about psychiatry.” at The Globe And Mail newspaper web site.

  16. @Eliminator293 i disagree that “no understanding can curb extreme fear”. i also think our culture here in america is a death cult.

  17. I believe that Guantanamo was a psychological and/or ESP human experiment. By varying the torture and circadian rhythms of the victim, they wanted to study the brain. The enhanced attributions of the victim would surely be interesting to them. A terrorist is prepared to die and would not reveal his information anyway.

  18. When a mind is tortured by fear it searches for solutions. It enhances this searching by expanding its attributions like a machine. In other words, the victim becomes more imaginative. If he still can’t find a solution he will shutdown because there is no other option. The more pain and fear, the more likely it is that this will occur.

  19. One last point: At Guantanamo they varied the torture, feeding times, sleeping time, etc….. so that the victim couldn’t predict the future and it was unknown, so that he was made to be afraid of the unknown. However, the keyword is still “fear”.

  20. Prisoners at Guantanamo Bay were psychologically and physically tortured because fear is so painful and mind altering. People who “fear the worst” (learned helplessness), are the most likely to suffer mental illness. Contrary to what psychologists believe, it is not the “explanatory style”, but the actual amount of fear that the victim has that determines helplessness. See Wikipedia (learned helplessness.)

  21. @cyberpsygen7 Although we fear the unknown, we fear it because it can potentially kill or hurt us! No amount of understanding can curb the extreme fear of a convict on death row! Besides, it is our culture, in other words religion, that alleviates our fear of death. Our culture represents our fear of death, and not our lack of understanding.

  22. @Eliminator293 its not just death. humans are wired to fear anything unknown. understanding things, like death, takes the fear out of it. that’s why understanding is important.

  23. The truth is that the world is ruled by fear. At first I thought that everybody was evil until I suffered extreme mental illness and realized that the fear is so bad that we can’t control ourselves. It is like trying to be a good person as your fingernails are being pulled out . I didn’t empathize just how bad life can be for everyone. I now empathize for every creature , love and care them, and I’m fully conscious of their pain. It isn’t religion that is the problem. It is fear.

  24. @cyberpsygen7 Psychologists say that the world problems are not a product of lack of understanding, but are caused by our fear of death. Search “Denial of Death” by Sheldon Solomon on Google and you can watch a great video. It’s shown on Vimeo web site.

  25. @Eliminator293 everything you are talking about is what im calling “the world” and why im saying its against “us” the ones with greater levels of understanding.

  26. @Earth420Hippie With that said: you really don’t know how bad a mental disease can be unless you are personally experiencing one or maybe even multiple at the same time, and they are all equally scary/painful (depending on the disease and the symptoms) and they all feel it in one way or another and to different degrees. All should be taken seriously. Not one over the other.

  27. @Earth420Hippie Therefore ALL illnesses should be taken seriously because all can lead to death in one way or another if left unchecked, ignored, or not taken seriously enough. If anyone has an illness, no matter the illness, they should seek help and get guidance for it, so they can deal with it properly and know how to get the proper support.

    I have generalized anxiety disorder which may help induce phobias or sustain them, cause insomnia, hyper activeness (often mistaken for ADHD), ect.

  28. @Earth420Hippie Just because your dad has it, does not make you an expert. I am majoring in social work and minoring in psychology so I can tell there are different types of schizophrenia with different symptoms. There’s a lot to be learned about it, a lot we don’t know. Number one thing is you can’t compare schizophrenia to this disease because the symptoms and causes are much different. Also, it varies in degrees from person to person. Minor to severe.

  29. Wow, this made me think deeply about race… particularly sucks to be Asian. People keep stereotyping them as short and weak. A lot of them I met at the gym suffer from BDD. I feel really bad for them. They were tall, average height, and short. It’s a range of heights. None of them were thin either.
    My Asian friend talks to me about it sometimes.

  30. @Earth420Hippie Does it even matter which mental illness is worse? Regardless, nobody wants to live in any kind of mental dysfunction. Being crucified is worse than drowning to death, but either way you don’t want to die.

  31. I ended up with BDD because I was mentally abused as a child. I was so filled with anxiety trying to be “perfect” at such a young age that I became obsessed with my appearance as an adult. Right now I have the BDD in control. I took the initiative to make lifestyle changes to combat the disease. I worked out, found peace in my spiritual life, and found a great therapist to put things into perspective for me.

  32. @thyrael41 the comment got removed that mentioned schizophrenia, i am pretty insensitive, and being a schizo is the definition of being crazy a fuck :D

  33. @Earth420Hippie dont know what your point is, since no one is arguing that this is worse than schizo. it just seems insensitive to say that this mental condition -w/c is backed by science and research- is “stupid as fuck” and just another name for “being pathetic as fuck” ..i mean we wouldnt say being a schizo is also being crazy as fuck now would we. :s

  34. @miroku8386 no but i do know alot about schizphrenia because my dad has it, and its wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy worse than this. i mean for the love of god you hear voices. that seems a little worse then 20 boob jobs

  35. @Earth420Hippie Oh is it? And I would assume you would know everything about it, giving you the right to say that…

  36. @Earth420Hippie …you really must not know anything about this mental illness… this video really doesnt explain it

  37. Very helpful overview of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Thanks for sharing this as a resource. Feel free to come over to my Channel for more ways to build body image confidence.

  38. @LAURAM0822 schizophrenia is wayyyyyyyy worse than boob jobbing yourself to death hahahahaha XD

  39. @nmtg9 damn right im nasty haha

  40. @Earth420Hippie that is just nasty. I hope no one you know ever suffers a mental illness

  41. that’s pathetic :/

  42. this is stupid as fuck, BDD is just another name for being a pathetic fuck

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