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Old November 9th, 2008, 03:09 AM   #21
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So why does this article in USAToday:

Say "Teen girls with ADHD at higher risk of mental illness", if they already have a mental illness?

It is also considered a disorder, not an illness, by the ICD:
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Old November 9th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #22
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Mental illness (or Emotional disability, Cognitive dysfunction) is a broad generic label for a category of illnesses that may include affective or emotional instability, behavioral dysregulation, and/or cognitive dysfunction or impairment. Specific illnesses known as mental illnesses include major depression, generalized anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), to name a few. Mental illness can be of biological (e.g., anatomical, chemical, or genetic) or psychological (e.g., trauma or conflict) origin. It can impact one’s ability to work or go to school and contribute to problems in relationships. Other generic names for mental illness include “mental disorder”, “psychiatric numpty”, “psychological disorder”,“abnormal psychology”, “emotional disability”, “emotional problems”, or “behavior problem”. The term insanity is used technically as a legal term.

ADHD IS a mental illness. Whether you like it or not.

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Old November 9th, 2008, 03:22 AM   #23
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Read my posts, bud. I said it's a psychological disorder. Maybe it should be changed to mental disorder instead of mental illness on this site, but no matter what, ADHD is always going to be grouped with the other topics in this section.
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Old November 9th, 2008, 05:23 AM   #24
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Originally Posted by Justin16 View Post
I am saying ADHD is NOT a mental illness.

Being ill means some sort of sickness. I am not sick, and I don't like being called mentally ill.
No one likes being called mentally ill, but that is the reality of the situation.

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Old November 9th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #25
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If you have a mental illness, chances are, it's probably not even your fault

Screw the labels man, we're not all that different from on another..
I've been diagnosed with
Multiple different things but that shit doesn't stop me, sometimes..

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