'Magical thinking wasn't going to pay my tuition to college.'
Article Mona Simpson
'...I saw a psychiatrist who informed me that I had obsessive-compulsive disorder. A touch of Asperger’s syndrome that possibly just flared through stress. Severe depression. I was told that my lifelong obsession with existentialism was a result of a brain that has never produced enough serotonin. My amygdala is abnormal. My basal ganglia rebellious.
My prefrontal cortex would like a vacation in a more gentle place than this world is ever going to allow.
...One in four of us directly experiences mental health problems. Yet somehow we still fear. I bought into that. A fear of my own illness. Yet our bodies want us to heal. My injured brain was telling me I had to change how I thought.'
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