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CarrieMarie July 4th, 2013 4:05pm

Do you suffer from Neurosis? (Link in discussion)

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DavesNotHere where am I
07/04/13 1:49 pm

I'm definitely a sufferer. But I have received help for it.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/04/13 1:15 pm

What if you owe your successes to your neuroses? Rather than worry too much about the things than make you fun, I say why not just embrace the crazy? If we're all neurotic anyway, that can be our new motto.

Kris Humidity Central
07/04/13 12:40 pm

Halfway?

Those symptoms describe...another side of me, that isn't prominent?

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CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 1:55 pm

Mine is prominent but not overboard, I don't think...

Mooo42Q Thats Nucking Futs
07/04/13 11:38 am

Family induced neurosis :)

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PartyFree Nowhere in Particular
07/04/13 11:33 am

I'm totally neurotic. Always have been. Thankfully I have great people in my life.

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MrLove lovers, dreamers and me
07/04/13 11:16 am

It's crazy that I've been trying to think of a way to poll this, but I hadn't made up my mind yet.

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 11:20 am

We're you too neurotic about it?

Diogenes FreeMeBe
07/04/13 10:25 am

I would trust the DSM 4 definition to Wikipedia. The psychiatric term is "generalized anxiety disorder." www.brown.edu/Courses/BI_278/Other/Clerkship/Didactics/Readings/gad.pdf

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
07/04/13 10:28 am

DSM 5' however, will have a definition for any stress you may experience.

timeout Boston Strong
07/04/13 10:15 am

I really don't have any hang ups and nothing really bothers me. I'm a pretty neat organized guy but I don't obsess about it.

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Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
07/04/13 10:13 am

I guess I am, according to the description. Which is quite accurate from my experience. Anxiety, yes, but only in certain circumstances and also depends on my mood at the time. I had some symptoms of OCD when I was younger but I grew out of it.

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XercesBlue ...
07/04/13 9:40 am

Based on the symptoms, you could make an assumption that I am. At the same time, based on any symptoms I ever have, webmd is convinced I have cancer. So.. No.

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 9:47 am

Have you been to the dr for a second opinion on the cancer? You never know...just teasing...kind of.

XercesBlue ...
07/04/13 9:49 am

Lol. That and the plague, right?

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/04/13 9:58 am

I take offense to that... I have the plague. Oh wait, that was just WebMD again...

XercesBlue ...
07/04/13 10:00 am

MrL. You ARE the plague.

XercesBlue ...
07/04/13 10:01 am

Well.. If the plague was a frequent user of SoH and a pleasant occurrence instead if like.. You know.. Death and all.

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 10:01 am

Yeah those websites freak me out. Made me think I had leukemia once. That's prolly just my neurosis shining through though, haha. :D

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/04/13 10:01 am

D': WHAT?! Why didn't anyone else tell me?!?! *sigh* no wonder...

XercesBlue ...
07/04/13 10:02 am

Seriously Carrie. I'm a hypochondriac enough without a website informing me that I'm dying!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/04/13 9:39 am

Close enough to normal. I do have minor issues with order, that is I can tolerate chaos and an even distribution, but if I notice a semblance of order that isn't neatly arranged it will bug me until it is completely sorted or completely randomized.

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MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/04/13 9:34 am

Sadness or depression, low sense of self-worth, habitual fantasizing (could just be because I'm a guy...), semi-perfectionism and a slight bit of OCD. None of which affect my ability to function effectively and efficiently, though. :)

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XercesBlue ...
07/04/13 10:05 am

Sounds like we are twins, separated at birth.

MrLucchese If curious, ask.
07/04/13 10:10 am

I believe that they are relatively common symptoms. The issue for some, is that they deny them and allow the symptoms to control them in a negative manner without any controls. Or they could do what the three of us do and try to make the best of it.

inge MIA
07/04/13 9:31 am

I have ocd. I am so neurotic it isn't even funny.

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CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 9:36 am

Lol. Oh wait... ;)

inge MIA
07/04/13 9:41 am

You can laugh, I give you permission :)

MrAngerer
07/04/13 9:27 am

I'm F.I.N.E... Ef'ed up, insecure, neurotic and emotional...

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jimiscott Survivor
07/04/13 9:26 am

Yep. I take Paxil for it.

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shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/04/13 9:23 am

Yep - diagnosed with both anxiety and depression

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
07/04/13 9:25 am

But if it is effecting your life my urging is to seek treatment be because you CAN live a typical happy life

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 9:35 am

It's fairly mild, not affecting my life too badly yet. I think overall it's helpful and keeps me driven. However I do think sometimes I make myself think it's all too much, throw everything up in the air and say "f-it, can't handle this right now".

mribakes
07/04/13 9:15 am

Bakes says that anybody who answers no is flat-out lying.

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susanr Colorado
07/04/13 9:20 am

As opposed to just being ignorant or confused?

mribakes
07/04/13 9:23 am

"Fine, lying or unaware."

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 9:33 am

Studies show women tend to be more neurotic than men. I find it interesting that so far this poll is holding true. Also that absolutely no republicans (of 7) have said yes yet. Lol

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/04/13 9:43 am

But mribakes if that's the case and everyone is neurotic, isn't being at least a little neurotic therefore normal? And do you really suffer from a thing that doesn't cause you suffering?

susanr Colorado
07/04/13 9:43 am

Maybe, like me, some of them had to read the article first & either didn't relate or haven't change their vote. I went back & changed my vote. I'm not buying that we're ALL neurotic, with normal being the alternative...

susanr Colorado
07/04/13 9:43 am

If we're ALL something, isn't that what's normal?

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 9:46 am

I also think it's a bit like astrology. Pieces can apply but doesn't necessarily make it "true". I know I am slightly neurotic though, i have a majority of the "symptoms". Just like I'm a Leo/Virgo mix! Haha, jk.

mribakes
07/04/13 9:50 am

She says, "Neurosis is something that doesn't affect your regular functioning so calling neurosis normal is logical and pretty accurate. There are plenty of things you can 'suffer' from that don't cause you suffering."

mribakes
07/04/13 9:52 am

She also says "slightly neurotic" make a you neurotic. She added a couple sarcastic comments and that she loves you, Carrie. Lol.

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 9:55 am

Lol, love you too iB. :P Now tell her to either DL the app again or go enjoy San Diego so I can live vicariously through you guys, lol ;)

mribakes
07/04/13 10:07 am

"Don't worry, I'll keep spamming Instagram."

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/04/13 10:16 am

Neuroticism is a fundamental psychological trait that everyone has. Neurosis is a higher degree of neuroticism. It's like how everyone has height, but not everyone is tall.

mribakes
07/04/13 10:27 am

She says, "Neuroticism is like measuring your height in feet, neurosis is like measuring your height in inches; if you insist on using a height analogy."

I say, you probably don't want to argue an expert on this.

Bye guys.

TheMadScientist the mad laboratory
07/04/13 11:31 am

I measure my height in centimeters. It makes me sound taller. I'm 182 tall. Damn that's tall.

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
07/04/13 9:06 am

Based on the "signs & symptoms" section, the consensus is I am neurotic. But not completely, lol. :D