Is the psychological condition "learned helplessness" a real condition with real dangers and symptoms for an individual, or is it a copout, an excuse to be a victim of past abuses and negative life events?
It is certainly real.
But I feel like people should try to overcome their obstacles, even if they are psychological obstacles.
It's the result of years of mental and or physical abuse.
I don't know, but with psychology, if a trained professional uses a term to describe a condition to assist in treatment, research, and discussion, it is "real". If a person uses it to describe themselves, it could quickly become a cop out.