Stigma

Scapegoating and the Stigma of Mental Illness Part 2

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You’ve heard all the hurtful words before — words like “psycho,” “wacko,” and “schizo.” Then there are the offhand descriptions of someone’s behavior as “OCD” or “having a panic attack.” Advertisements regularly use mental illness symptoms to show how miserable life is without their products. And you’ve seen the jokes about mental health on television referring [...]

Anxiety and anxiety: What’s the difference?

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You might have noticed that sometimes I capitalize the word “anxiety,” and sometimes I don’t. Am I just being sloppy, or is there a reason for it? There is a reason, and a very simple one. I reserve the capitalized letter for diagnosable Anxiety Disorders, and use the lower-case letter for everything else. I use [...]

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