I Think Psychologists Are Full of Crap, Do You Agree?

Question by anonymous: I think Psychologists are full of crap, do you agree?
*I took a psychological evaluation. The psychologist thinks I am bi-polar. He says I have “Hypomania”. I don’t think it should be considered a mental illness to be tired when you haven’t been sleeping, or anxious because you’re going to be moving, or sad/stressed because someone you loved died. They are making it seem like emotions ARE illnesses.*

Triggers and risk factors for bipolar disorder:
Triggers can set off a bipolar disorder or prolong an existing mood episode. Many episode of mania or depression occur, however, without an obvious trigger.

Stress – Severe stress or emotional trauma can trigger either depression or mania in someone with a genetic vulnerability to bipolar disorder. Stress can also worsen a bipolar mood episode or extend its duration.

Major Life Event – Major life events both good and bad can trigger an episode of bipolar disorder. These events tend to involve drastic or sudden changes, such as getting married, going away to college, starting a new..
job, or retiring.
Substance Abuse – While substance abuse doesn’t cause bipolar disorder, it can bring on an episode and worsen the course of the disease. Drugs such as cocaine, ecstasy, and amphetamines can trigger mania, while alcohol and tranquilizers can trigger depression.

Medication – Certain medications, most notably antidepressant drugs, can trigger mania. Other drugs that may induce mania include over-the-counter cold medicine, appetite suppressants, caffeine, corticosteroids, and thyroid medication.

Seasonal Changes – Episodes of mania and depression often follow a seasonal pattern. Manic episodes are more common during the summer, and depressive episodes more common during the fall, winter, and spring.
Sleep Deprivation – Loss of sleep—even as little as skipping a few hours of rest—can trigger an episode of mania.
* http://www.helpguide.org/mental/bipolar_disorder_symptoms_treatment.htm ***I want to point out that I don’t use drugs. I have 4 kids and so OF COURSE I get tired. And I am never REALLY energetic for more than about 10 minutes and it’s usually only when I see a friend I haven’t seen in a while and I’m excited, but excited and “manic” are not the same! And yes, I like sex, but not promiscuous sex, I am married and faithful, what’s wrong with liking sex with your husband!? And yes, I was sad, I was very tired and not keeping up on housework and so my husband and I were arguing a lot, so the lack of sleep (due to caring for my baby) was the root of it all, the cause. Now that I get more sleep, I’m FINE! “Cyclomia” is diagnosed if you get sad at some point in 2 years…that is BS!!!!!
I want to add something else**** I use to believe I had depression. I was very sad for years, I had good reason to be, but doctors told me it wasn’t normal so I thought that there was something wrong with me. I used it as an excuse. I even considered getting SSI for it. BUt then I met my husband, who convinced me that I was just a normal person reacting to the life I had been living. Once I realized I didn’t have a problem, I was able to pay more attention to what I did so I could get out of the rut I had myself in. Part of the problem with the psychologist was that I told him about my past so he assumed things were the same. But they aren’t. Yes, I was sexually abused. Do I care..NO! Yes, I was neglected, I was miserable and lonely growing up…but am I miserable TODAY…NO. Psychologists let people believe they have a problem instead of letting them be themselves. The only time I could say a person was mentally ill is if they tried to kill people!

Best answer:

Answer by versantly
those who can’t take responsibility for their own actions blame others.

Answer by FerneyZan
Why did you even bother going to a Psychologists if you sounds just like one…?

and no, they are not full of sheeet, but am sure there are a few out there that dont read between the lines so they just assumed things..

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