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Ernest July 1st, 2013 10:44am

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?

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HayleyS looking up.
07/01/13 9:45 am

It is certainly real.

But I feel like people should try to overcome their obstacles, even if they are psychological obstacles.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/01/13 6:45 am

It's the result of years of mental and or physical abuse.

zuko on deck
07/01/13 4:35 am

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.