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different dx's=different stigma level??

Posted by terra miller on May 25, 2002, at 21:07:56

In reply to Re: how do YOU handle the mental illness question?, posted by ST on May 25, 2002, at 4:25:26

i don't know that i will ever be able to be direct about it. i can't imagine saying to the driver's license person, for example, "yes and this is why."

i wonder if it matters: if you are asked the "mental illness" question, and you answer yes and talk about depression vs. if you answer bipolar (that is, the general population i'm assuming has more knowledge of depression) or ???

not to say that one dx is better/worse/different than another. i'm just waxing philosophical i suppose.

can you imagine trying to explain to a driver's licensing person why you should be allowed to drive even though, according to your "mental illness" you are known to heavily dissociate? (a little comical relief.)





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