Jun 07, 2012 1:53 AM GMT
Here is a small video clip I have put together on the topic:
theantijock saidThat was a brave post. You seem to be high functioning but you indicate you've trouble maintaining consistant lucidity throughout the day. Did I understand that correctly that every day this is a struggle for you and not just every so often?
You seem very aware of your condition and I would think that must make it easier for you to deal with, to be objective about and I would suspect, even, to control. My nephew suffers some sort of personality disorder (could be a touch of this and that) but his parents have trouble getting him to understand that he has a problem. Sometimes he recognizes it but mostly he denies it to himself.
Part of his problem though is pathological lying which makes it easy for him to deceive himself. So even if he can be convinced of his disorder, he then re-establishes for himself that he thinks he's functioning normally, forgetting that he's working with a deficit. He fools himself but people around him figure out that something is off and then they back away from him. It's pretty sad.
I think it is wonderful to be able to express that you are aware of your problem. You are of course risking turning someone off by the admission but some of those people probably have their own problems with empathy anyway. Just as educating yourself on your own condition probably helps you control it, educating the public I think must have many benefits, from support, to reducing bullying, to empathy, to seeing our own difficulties, to understanding how frail the brain can be, even with as much as it can accomplish.