Big Insurance demands a diagnosis, and Big Pharma demands that we cure it with a pill.
What absolute bunk; if you think that this is how mental disorders work, then you probably think that the depictions of LSD trips in movies are of what you see after dropping acid. True, but incidental; there’s something deeper at play.
Ignore the justifications, and look at the behaviour: she’s engaged in self-harm.
To explain why we’re going to have to delve into the pseudo-science which underlies much of modern Psychology.
Some Psychologists are legitimate scientists, trying to better understand how people function, and applying that knowledge to help them improve.
to feel love from; their parents, the peers who are bullying them, it’s a dumping of bad karma on “those who’ve done me wrong.” In most cases there are other solutions – learning better coping techniques, standing up to bullies, and owning up to the things you did to get bullied in the first place – but rather than confronting the problems within themselves, they embrace the model of the victim, and project all their blame onto the outside world.
Suicide is the perfect embrace of the victim mentality, refusing to take responsibility for that she never resolved the issues with her father, ad nauseam.Granted, complex systems (even anti-fragile ones such as ourselves) have millions of ways in which they can go wrong, but only one manner in which they can go right, and in a certain sense this justifies the endless lists which you find in the DSM.But while symptoms might vary between diseases, the fundamental aspects of them do not.Either: The last is deserving of compassion (Aspergers – if you consider that a mental disorder – is comparable [they may need help learning coping techniques]); the second might have been avoidable, but deserves treatment (PTSD from emotional trauma); the first shows a clear moral failing on the part of the individual, and will require moral commitment to cure and prevent in the future.The particularized symptoms might vary tremendously, but the underlying mechanism won’t.She has made the moral decision not to take responsibility for any of her actions, and so long as you are the man in her life, she will pin the blame on you.