Evil Villains and Cheap, Lazy Tropes
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Post No.: 0999   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Hackneyed stereotypes are frequently perpetuated in fictional media like movies and videogames. Those with psychosis – or something unspecific concerning them mentally – are too often cheaply and lazily deployed as tropes for … Read More

Social Media and Mental Health
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Post No.: 0969   Furrywisepuppy says:   Social media can be both helpful and harmful for our mental health. It seems to depend on what sorts of posts we generally see or gravitate towards and how much we ourselves post … Read More

Paedophiles and Child Sex Abuse
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Post No.: 0956   Fluffystealthkitten says:   This is a sensitive and controversial topic to discuss – but that has never stopped me from exploring what different people with different viewpoints think. Meow.   Okay, if whom a person is … Read More

Innocent Deviance or Perturbing Degeneracy?
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Post No.: 0933   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Deviance, or diverging from commonly accepted norms, especially regarding social or sexual behaviour, is largely disparaged and discouraged in society. Most people try earnestly to fit in with the crowd and wish to … Read More

Bad or Just Unfortunate People?
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Post No.: 0922   Furrywisepuppy says:   Like how obesity and addiction are increasingly being understood to be less as personal failings but as unfortunate products of an individual’s genetics and past experiences, and wider surrounding environment and culture – … Read More

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Psychosis
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Post No.: 0904   Furrywisepuppy says:   During WWI, politicians who’d never stepped onto a battlefield dismissed ‘shell shock’, or what’s now known as a type of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as a cowardly made-up excuse by soldiers who’d recently … Read More

Suffering in Silence
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Post No.: 0884   Furrywisepuppy says:   One reason why some people don’t consider seeking help for a potential mental health problem (which is usually far less visible than a physical health problem) is because they don’t know any differently … Read More

Acute Versus Chronic Pain
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Post No.: 0868   Fluffystealthkitten says:   The brain itself doesn’t have any pain receptors, yet the experience of pain all happens in the mind. This doesn’t make the experience not real though, as anyone who has ever felt pain … Read More

Munchausen Syndrome and Malingering
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Post No.: 0834   Furrywisepuppy says:   Munchausen syndrome or factitious disorder imposed on self is where one feigns illness or trauma in order to draw attention, sympathy or support from others onto oneself. It’s not always due to malingering, … Read More

Hidden Ailments and the Torment of Not Being Believed
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Post No.: 0822   Furrywisepuppy says:   Hidden or invisible disabilities, diseases or disorders include learning difficulties; visual, hearing, speech or motor impairments; mental health conditions like schizophrenia, anxiety, depression or gambling addiction; chronic pain or fatigue; cancer; endometriosis; scoliosis; … Read More

Longer-Term Strategies For Those With Personality Disorders
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Post No.: 0809   Furrywisepuppy says:   Post No.: 0796 explored some immediate things you could try to soothe and take care of yourself if you struggle momentarily or day-to-day for having a personality disorder.   But we don’t just … Read More

Things to Try if You’re Feeling Dissociation or as if Detached
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Post No.: 0796   Furrywisepuppy says:   If you have a personality disorder (see Post No.: 0790 for a rundown on the various types of personality disorders that are currently being clinically diagnosed) then it can feel like a daily … Read More

Living With a Personality Disorder
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Post No.: 0790   Furrywisepuppy says:   Our personality is reflected in our individual pattern of thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It can be influenced by the situations we find ourselves in, like the company we’re with. But if you experience … Read More

Concussion, CTE and Dementia
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Post No.: 0784   Fluffystealthkitten says:   There is ongoing research in the area of contact sports that involve impacts to the head – like boxing, kickboxing, rugby, and even repeatedly heading balls in football/soccer – when it comes to … Read More

Escaping Numbness and Apathy
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Post No.: 0777   Fluffystealthkitten says:   Some people with depression experience primarily sorrow and despair. Some others mainly catastrophise doom and so probably have anxiety too. For others still, it’s anger and restlessness, or alternatively feelings of empty numbness … Read More

Karma, Possessions and Past Life Transgressions
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Post No.: 0734   Fluffystealthkitten says:   It’s especially indefensible when someone knows that someone else has a mental disorder or disability yet still treats them (even more so) with bullying, taunts and belittlement.   Some people, alternatively, end up … Read More

Mitigating the Difficulties Faced by Those with ASD
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Post No.: 0727   Furrywisepuppy says:   This is my last foreseeable post on the enlightening journey we’ve undertaken towards better understanding autism. We studied the possible causes of autism not long ago in Post No.: 0719. This time, we’ll … Read More

The Possible Causes of Autism (It’s Not Vaccination!)
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Post No.: 0719   Furrywisepuppy says:   The cause of autism does not appear to be ‘refrigerator parenting’ i.e. uncaring, emotionally-distant or absentee parents. Parenting style can certainly help an autistic child cope better in this world, but it isn’t … Read More

Sensory Differences, and Repetitive Behaviours and Interests
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Post No.: 0708   Furrywisepuppy says:   It appears that every, or nearly every, autistic person experiences at least one difference (usually several) in how they process sensory information (e.g. regarding touch, sights, sounds, smells, tastes, proprioception, interoception, vestibular/balance) compared … Read More

The Mutual Misreadings Between Allistic and Autistic People
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Post No.: 0695   Furrywisepuppy says:   Firstly, the best set of analogies I’ve ever heard to explain how autistic people can be so diverse from each other in their presentations yet all still be regarded as autistic is via … Read More

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