JEN of doom (ozzchik) wrote in nodisorderhere,
JEN of doom

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So I have been meaning to update and promote this journal for some time, but I kept on forgetting about it. I'd like to get it going now though because I think it is important for people who are different to know that they are not alone. Whether you embrace your mental disorder, despise it, or refuse to call it a disorder and view it as simply being part of who you are, this is the place for you.

The reason that I started this community is because I was diagnosed as having ADD when I was in 3rd grade and I was medicated for it for about 5 or 6 years. I eventually rejected my medication (though I do not recommend this for everyone, I knew that it was the right thing for me) and found ways to get along on my own in the world without it. Today I am a successful young adult, and I have studied psychology and sociology and learned much about people. The one thing that I have noticed is that American society seems to define more mental disorders than anywhere else in the world, which leads me to wonder if they really are disorders.

Please feel free to share any ideas or opinions about this, and if you know anyone who may benefit from being a member of this community, please tell them about it.
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