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Don't Blame the Cat; She Came From a Dysfunctional Family

Don't Blame the Cat; She Came From a Dysfunctional Family



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Published by Rose
This is your brain on psycho-babble.
This is your brain on psycho-babble.

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Published by: Rose on Nov 17, 2010
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Don't Blame the Cat; She Came From a Dysfunctional Family
My baseline mood has been elevated for quite some time now. But thisis not a disorder, I tell people, because it's not causing me any distressor impairment in functioning.
“Maybe not,” my family members say, “but it may be causing somedistress to your family.”Well, yes, I can see how that would be likely, especially if one's familyincludes teenagers, middle aged men or other persistently irritablepersons.“I call it joyfulness,” I was telling my 13 year old daughter one day whiledriving her to school.“Mom, you're just manic,” she said.“Hmmmm,” I said, “Manic Joy. I like that. Sounds like a name. I think I'llhave another baby in my old age and name her Manic Joy.”“Then I would have to take custody of her,” my daughter said, “andchange her name.”“Well, I suppose you would,” I said. “I'm sure a name like that wouldhave to be considered some kind of child abuse.” Then I added, “Of course I was NOT the one who named the cat Anorexia, though.”I'm pretty sure the long term side effects of a career in mental healthhave not been thoroughly studied yet. But what if one's mind isobsessed with pondering such deep questions as: Is self-diagnosis anethical violation, and Is wearing matching socks a symptom of OCD, andWhy bother with a baby name book when one can name the kids andpets straight from the DSM IV? Well, that just can't be good, right?

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mike carvell added this note
love the cat picture first rate my friend
mike carvell added this note
funny write my friend many people where unmatched socks pants down around their crack great read write
Ingrid Ricks added this note
this is great, Rose. So what does a pattern of unmatched socks mean??
Bill AKA "Kenosis23" added this note
This is pretty funny!
Carl F Maulbeck added this note
“Then I would have to take custody of her,” my daughter said, “and change her name.” - Let's see what would she be re-named: maybe melancholy molly
casey added this note
that was pretty funny i enjoyed it :)
Amanda LaPera added this note
My type of humor here. When you're surrounded by mental illness (brain disorders), it's best to laugh more than cry. At least, that's been my approach.
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