Anxiety disorders panic disorder obsessive-compulsive disorder Depression bipolar disorder Personality disorders Post-traumatic stress disorder Phsychosis schizophrenia
What is it with all those "disorders"?
How can anyone put labels on something so complex?
Is it not really just the human condition?
Does it not really boil down to that age old thing. Shyness? Shyness can range from a little timid, to outright social anxiety. It can ruin peoples lives and lead to all types of negative feelings and emotions. Or, it can just be something that slightly inhibits them in certain situations?
But do all those different labels that we give people even exist? Is there any proof that those disorders actually exist? Is it not quite simply a case, of this is how the human condition is effecting this individual, and it really does all boil down to the one root cause? Shyness.
What are the roots of mental illness?
Illustration by Paweł Jońca
Researchers are also drastically rethinking theories of how our brains go wrong. The idea that mental illness can be classified into distinct, discrete categories such as ‘anxiety’ or ‘psychosis’ has been disproved to a large extent. Instead, disorders shade into each other, and there are no hard dividing lines Nature.com