The dumbest thing I've ever dealt with came not from a therapist/MD/PhD, but from a psychology teacher. When I was in HS, my mum went in for one of those parent-teacher meetings, and the teacher told my mum that I seemed tired and listless and distratcted (amongst other things). My mum looked her dead in the eye and said, "You know she has depression (at the time they thought possibly bipolar, but I disgress), right?" The teacher was like," Umm..yah".
To which my mum replied, "So you know that these are symptoms of depression and are side effects of her medications...right?"..."Umm, yah. But she should really be applying herself more and participating in class, etc etc". My mum was a bit flabbergasted and said to the teacher," Do you realize that most mornings, just getting out of bed and getting to school to all she is able to do some days?"..."well yes, but she should still be applying heself".
Diagonsed Aug. 1, 2006...and so it begins....
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