Folks who have the above traits/symptoms, if they damage your life, it is possible there is a disorder/illness. If there is no significant pain or damage then there's not an illness, in my opinion.
Marie Repara wrote:This trait is not something a person learns or “picks-up”; it literally involves the physical components of a person’s brain. While it affects 3 different genes in the brain, it is not a disorder; it is considered a “neutral, normal trait.” That said, it is believed that, though the persons who possess the trait make-up the minority of the population, they tend to make-up the majority of patients seen by therapists, psychiatrists and psychologists. Why? Because compared to the other 80% of the world, they’re often looked upon as “abnormal”, “over-emotional”, and “hyper-sensitive”. They’re told to “toughen up”, “grow a spine”, and that, “it’s all in your head”. No wonder they’re stressed, depressed, anxious, and exhausted. Also, since it is literally harder for them to go through painful or upsetting ordeals, they often need more help than others in trying to cope.
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Everyone has their personal ups and downs from time to time, everyone feels emotional and overwhelmed at some point in their life, but a few of us seem to have a knack for being stressed, depressed, and utterly exhausted. If this has helped even one person, it was absolutely worth posting.
I could see where a person might confuse what I have with being highly sensitive, but I think with so many undiagnosed people with Endocrine Problems, that would be the majority for most. 85% of women have inactive thyroids and do not even know it. It is not as high for men, but it is over 50%. With Thyroid Cancer the fastest form of cancer, I think people would be better served to have an Endocrine Problem ruled out, then assume it is hypersensitivity.
Is this the book you are reading?
leila hamaya wrote:i think about the the things you are talking about here, and so much so that my brain is going in like 4 directions for what i can add here....but i will start at one of your main points i am getting, and that is the physical, the physiological and genetic differences you are writing about.
i think that Dabrowski was the first (or one of the first, in an official ish capacity anyway) to speak of the phenomena you are writing of, and did a lot of different tests to map out what he called overexcitability, and did comprehensive research in this space.
he did show that there were significant differences in the way the central nervous system processed stimulation, so that a certain percent of the population had extreme physiological responses to various stimuli. i definitely think, if you havent already come upon his work, you would enjoy digging in deeply to it...and his whole Theory of Positive Disintegration --> TPD.