Top 10 Mental Disorders And Myth About Them

Mental illness, disorders and differences tend to be very misunderstood by the general public. This is a list of mental illnesses and myth widely believed, but not the least of these myths to be extremely misleading

10 Personal antisocial disorders (antisocial Personality Disorder)
Personal Antisocial Disorders

Myth: A person who avoids social interaction is "antisocial". It is largely a semantic error, and therefore I put it in tenth place.

Many people refer to someone who was reluctant to participate in a social situation as "antisocial." In fact, these people are often involved as a pro-social, even extraordinary way.

Antisocial Personality Disorder diagnosed in adults who consistently ignored the rights of others by acting hard, lying, stealing, or in general acted arbitrarily without considering the safety of themselves or others.

They often are very extroverted and turned the situation with the type of person who is so often called the "antisocial", which are usually very concerned about the feelings of others.

People are just shy or antisocial usually have some form of autism, depression, social anxiety disorder, or avoidant personality disorder (AvPD). -->

AvPD, which were diagnosed in people who avoid social interaction because of the intense fear to be rejected, perhaps part of the reason for this confusion.

Both personality disorder, after all, have a very similar name, but both are very different things.

9. Multiple Personality Disorder (multiple personality)
Multiple Personality Disorder

Myth: People with dissociative Identity Disorde to radically alter their behavior and lose their memory of what had just happened when they switch personalities.

Some people would say that the DID is itself a myth, therefore, suspect, far more often diagnosed in North America than elsewhere, but let's assume for today does not exist.

People with DID have two to more than one hundred different personalities who in turn took over their bodies.

This alternative personality ("change") usually, but not always, formed because of childhood trauma.

Change does not always lead to major changes, visible changes in appearance or behavior, so that observers may not even be aware of their existence. Many people with DID ("multiples") realizes that various changes that have and know who those people who, even before the therapy, which will not work properly if they do not have a turnover of memory.

It is possible that one personality does not have knowledge about what happened while one of personality has been responsible, causing a sense of amnesia, but they may fully realize what had happened and was not actively involved.

Group changes are usually able to communicate to some degree, and maybe even work together to hide the fact that they have a lot personality changes.

Some people with multiples are choosing not to do therapy to choose one's personality and stop the transition of personality, because they feel living in harmony with some personality as a complementary team

8. Dyslexia

Myth: All people with the disorder dyslexia can not read because they see the letters in the wrong order.

This is actually two myths in one, but still only two of the many myths about dyslexia.

The first is that people with dyslexia can not read.

Actually, most of them learned to read, but if they do not get the right help, they often learn slowly and remain below their grade level at a speed too understanding.

But even that is not always true: many dyslexic children find ways to cover their difficulty reading to grade three or four or even longer. And if they are taught by someone who understands dyslexia, they can learn to read well.

The other side of this myth is that the problems dyslexics have trouble with reading because they see the words backwards or damaged crate. This may seem to occur because, in their confusion as they try to figure out a word, they mix the letters or sounds, and some people left and right confused dyslexia or have a lot of problems with spelling.

However, this is not the cause of their problems. Dyslexia is much more to be helped with a unique way of thinking of problems with processing visual information.

7. Schizophrenia

Myth: Schizophrenic people hear voices in their heads.

We all know about schizophrenia, and we all read the jokes about "the voices in my head." But, contrary to what many people believe, not all people with schizophrenia hear voices in their heads.

Auditory hallucinations are very common in people with schizophrenia, but they are more likely to hear voices coming from some external objects in their bodies than their minds. Plus, not all people with schizophrenia experience the same symptoms.

They may experience hallucinations (actually see or hear things that are not there), delusions (believing realistic idea), orderly mind, a lack of affect (no emotion display), or, in catatonic schizophrenia, and even lack of desire to move the same once.

Schizophrenia is a complex disorder with various symptoms that may be. (Note: that the alternate personality is not one symptom)

6. Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders)
Autism Spectrum

Myth: Autism is a disorder that will destroy the ability to stop someone that is able to function in society.

There are many myths and even more potential / debatable myths about autism, but this seems to be one of the most common.

Many people hear "autism" and imagine the children who are permanently in their own world where they can not speak or interact with other people, who throw tantrums for no apparent reason, and that will never become part of normal society.

However, autism spectrum disorder called to reason: the autistic child ranges from people who can not communicate in any way with other people, all the way to people who live normal, productive life and just seem a little eccentric for all of us.

Severe autism is not a lifelong disorder. Very low interference even autistic children can make life very happy.

There is also a story of low autistic disorder autistic children improve with therapy and is almost fully recovered from problems related to their autism, and many people and organizations that seek a cure for autism.

Unfortunately, the organizations pushing for cure is usually based on this myth in particular by focusing only on issues relating to low-level autism, and almost entirely ignore the existence of high-level autism and autistic people who would never want to be "cured" .

5. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Myth: People with ADHD do not notice anything.

ADHD is a disorder that has become quite popular in recent years, so I'm sure you all know what it is. For those of you who are not sure, people with ADHD have difficulty concentrating on tasks and can be hyperactive or impulsive. But that's not true, because sometimes it seems that people with ADHD can not respond to attention.

Many of them can match the attention on something they think is really interesting, in the same way we are all much more willing to be distracted from the task tedious than fun. And, in fact, some people have trouble focusing because they really respond too much attention.

They think on all sides, sounds, and smells around them, and not just what's in their hands.

They must learn to deal with all other stimuli that attract and keep most of their attention on what is important.

4. Nature of the Selective Mute (Selective Mutism) Nautre of the Selective Mute

Myth: A person with selective mutism is refusing to talk, or have been disrupted due to trauma in the past.

This is the only disturbance on the list that you've probably never heard this term before, although I'll bet you've heard about it and his myth.

I do not know another person with the disorder more commonly believed myths, not only by society as a whole but actually by the professionals.

Selective Mutism (formerly Elective Mutism was once called) is a disorder that almost always first appear in early childhood. Someone with selective mutism can, and often, speak well, but did not speak, and sometimes not even communicate in other ways, in certain situations.

A large number of parents, teachers and psychologists who work with people with selective mutism believe that these people chose not to speak, perhaps in an attempt to control others. However, it turns out that most people with the Selective Mute Nature wants to talk, but not because they're really scared.

The majority of these patients also suffer from social anxiety disorder, and the silence seems to be one their way to cope with stressful situations.

Punishing a child for refusing to speak, because many people do believe in this myth, paradox makes the child even more anxious and can even make children - children with this disorder at all will not want to talk.

But if you do not know someone with selective mutism, chances are you still believe in the myth which is very common in the media: some children and teenagers stopped talking entirely, or for everyone, but one or two people, because they are traumatized or repeatedly abused.

While some people become mute after trauma, it usually takes a couple of weeks, not in months or years. Most people do not develop selective mutism in childhood due to trauma or abuse.

3. Hurting yourself / hurt yourself (Self-Harm/Self-Injury) Self Injury

Myth: People who deliberately cut, burn, or hurt themselves either attempted suicide is to seek attention.

Many people, especially teenagers, who suffer from various mental disorders cope with their inner pain with physical damage to herself, most often by cutting.

Self-injury seems to be more common and popular today, but the myth of the intent of this disorder sufferers has not gone.No matter what kind, self-injury is not a suicide attempt failed.

Some self-injury sufferers harm themselves repeatedly over the years without a permanent disability which would threaten their lives, which would be remarkable record of failure if they really try to die.

Many people who injure themselves actually trying to avoid suicide by letting their feelings in a way that (somewhat) more secure.

Many people also believe that self-injury are just looking for attention.

This applies to some people, mainly because of self-injury become more famous and most popular, but most people are actively trying to hide their injuries by wearing long sleeves or pants, or by cutting in places which are usually covered by clothing, as their upper thighs or abdomen.

Some self-injury patients are eager for someone to find out about their behavior so they can get the help they need, but even many of those who are too afraid of the reactions of others, and ashamed of themselves, to really show the wounds them.

Moreover, even if someone decides to hurt themselves to get attention, not you should be very concerned about what problems could cause them to require so much attention that they got to hurt themselves to get it?

2. Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Myth: People with OCD are always obsessed with the danger of germs, and are usually very concerned about neatness.

I can not count how many times I've heard people say that people with OCD because they are very neat or careful about hygiene.

Most people seem to think that people with OCD just a strange person neat and / or germophobes, but it is much more complicated than just the nature of it.

OCD is an anxiety disorder with two characteristics.

First, people with OCD have repeated unwanted thoughts (obsessions), usually they find something that is disturbing or not at all in their character.

It's common to have an obsession about germs or contamination, or concerns to lock the door properly so the thief can get in, but also common to have thoughts about something bad happening to their families, about things - things that hurt or even kill someone, do something which is forbidden in their religion sincerely believe, or ideas that are not desired.

Second, people think that doing some rituals / specific activity will get rid of the danger. So they can escape the problem, keeping their homes properly, check that the door is locked, think of certain words, to avoid odd numbers, or anything else imaginable. Doing this coercion does not create peace of mind for a long time, so that the ritual is repeated again and again.

Not all people who have OCD concerned about germs, or whether we hear the usual ritual. Not everyone even has a boost observer would actually see, because many of them are mental disorders.

And perfection or neatness ?
While some people with OCD perfectionist, this is more associated with other disorders.

If you liked the first entry, you will love this: This disorder called Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, and it's actually different things.

One major difference is that people with OCPD consider their habits to become a part of themselves and desirable, while people with OCD are often very disturbed by their disorder.

1. All Mental Disorders 
All mental disorder

Myth: Mental Disorders and all abnormalities in your head, and you will actually get it if you really want.

It gained the number one spot, not only because it is public, but because it is probably the most damaging myths in this list, because it can stop people from getting the support they need.

Some people still believe that mental illness all imaginable by the sufferers, or that people who suffer from mental illness can not really be having that many problems and / or just not care enough about getting more than that.

The people are very likely to ignore if the disease is not known, and many of them, even the general, no.

The fact that similar symptoms have been experienced by so many different people who have to prove that they are real - they can not all independently found the same symptoms.

Any mental disorder, by definition, seriously affecting the lives of people who suffer from it, usually to get worse, or not be considered interference.

And they certainly are not easy to forget.
Most mental disorders caused at least in part by differences in the brain or chemical imbalance. Even when it comes to non-physical reasons, it is very difficult to not learn the pattern of thought or habit - a habit just choose whatever and try it.

Plus, the disturbance itself can stop someone from trying to get help: people with depression may think the therapist is not going to help them, and too tired to try to find one,

By the way If we can overcome mental illness simply by the desire, the world will be full of people far more productive and happier than this right now