If I do have a mental illness, I think I've managed to learn how to make it dormant and not interfere with my daily activities. Nowadays I'm all mellow and low-stress and happy-go-lucky. There was a time when I was a teenager though where I used to think it was impossible for someone who questions everything and constantly lost in their thoughts to be happy-go-lucky. But I learned how to do it in spite of it. :-D
I didn’t use the word disorder, now did I?
I know you didn't. That's the problem.
A cousin of mine (female) has it too but because female autism is different than it is in guys at first she was diagnosed with Antisocial Personality Disorder then Bipolar and finally Aspergers which actually covered and explained all of the things she was struggling with.
Thanks for the MHO
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And voyeurism syndrome
Mental illness is more about emotional response whereas mental disability is more about cognitive response. So bipolar disorder is a mental illness but retardation is a disability. Sometimes, depending on how severe a mental illness is, it can also be considered a disability. Depression for example can be both.
How is retardation a cognative response?