PSYCHOLOGICAL DISORDERS. The lines between “crazy” and “normal” are fuzzy Sometimes it’s a matter of degree. Sometimes unconventional people are labeled as crazy when they are creatively challenging conventional wisdom. There is still a strong social stigma attached to mental illness.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision
GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)—an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, global and persistent symptoms of anxiety
As leader of the alternative rock bank Nirvana, Kurt Cobain seemed to have everything: fame, artistic recognition, wealth and adulation from both fans and music critics. But Cobain also had a history of troubling epsiodes of deep depression and had attempted suicide several times. Like other people gripped by deep depression, Cobain focused on the negative during the dark episodes. This negative outlook was sometimes reflected in his lyrics. Just before the release of his album, InUtero, the group’s last album, Cobain pulled a song he had written titled “I Hate Myself and I Want to Die.” Not long after the release of that album, Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head with a shotgun. In his suicide note, Cobain described himself as a “miserable, self-destructive death rocker.”
Unable to “see” thinness
PLEASE read p. 573 and love your friends….
Please seek help if you need it—it is an indication of strength, not weakness