Rosendorn wrote:Why all the mental illnesses?Mental illness sounds like your plot, here, and I tend to caution people very strongly on making mental illness the plot. Unpacking trauma and living with OCD is not something that can happen in a self-discovery-roadtrip.Why does he have to be raped to have a child and look for a better future? Why does he need a deadbeat dad (who will also be a source of trauma and difficulty relating to people)? Why does his best friend have OCD tacked on there like some random quirk that defines him?
queenofscience wrote:Hi, guys.I have heard from several sorcees that Silence of the Lamb's is not a great repensontation of mental illness. I would suggust looking up movies that 'accrutaly protray mental illness'.just goigle it. Have fun reserching.
Rosendorn wrote:If you're looking for sources of research, blogs are a great place to start! You can find firsthand accounts of what it's like to live with those illnesses. For example, you can get this under-represented perspective of antisocial personality disorder that can show how it's used for good instead of evil.
Holysocks wrote:@CarryOnMrCaulfield, a lot of the simple descriptions for mental disorders are taken out of context and perspective by the media and society. The simple description for Antisocial Personality Disorder is that they lack empathy and "only cares for themselves", but nobody asks how much empathy do they lack? do they? It's not as simple as most people's brief understandings of these disorders are.You say you've had experience with personalities like this, and that's great! But just because the potential majority of a disorder is one way, doesn't mean there's a smaller percentage in that same group that has completely different symptoms.For instance, I was diagnosed with Autism when I was sixteen. The simple description that is played up in the media constantly is that Autism means I don't like being social; I don't like people. Of course, this isn't true at all! I love people and spending time socialising! However, being in large groups of being in highly stimulating environments for long periods of time can be very difficult for me. Doesn't mean I don't like people, but it might come across that way when I leave a party before it even gets started or avoid busy stores like heaven help us Wal-Mart.That's the whole point of the "look at blogs and personal stories" approach; everyone's different, and by definition; everyone's disorder is different!
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