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Unhappy Learned Helplessness Disorder - July 28th 2012, 10:23 PM

Heya i have been diagnosed with dylexia, ADHD, Cronic Depression, mild autism, and 2 other acronims that i cant remember something like ohd and ocd i think.
i was diagnosed with this lot over a 2 year period from when i was 10-12 and i have developed a serious case of learnd helplessness disorder. basicly i know im gunna fail so i dont try and fail. i know this is the case but doesnt help much as i simply cant do it. as im writing this im hearing what im saying.
my main problem is before i was diagnosed i was getting maths scholarships winning multiple local and reginol maths compotitions i had a maths age of 21 when i was 9. but now. im 16 and my maths age is abut 20... and my english ages is 10. it shouldnt be there. i have an IQ of 161, i just need help. any advise how to "grow" out of this?
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Re: Learned Helplessness Disorder - July 29th 2012, 01:19 AM

Is there a counselor or a professional who can help you work through this? You could look into cognitive behavioral therapy, which is really untraining and retraining your brain to manipulate adverse thoughts or behaviors that you repetitively think/do.
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Re: Learned Helplessness Disorder - July 29th 2012, 01:50 AM

Hi Jake!!

I hope you're [soon] feeling groovy!!

As I read your message - I become really pissed off. As in angry. I couldn't help but think.... "GREAT!! Yet another LIFE held back by people who derive some sort of perverse pleasure by cursing someone with one or more diagnoses!"


YOU are NOT obligated to BE who someone says you ARE. So feel free to toss any or all of those diagnoses into the trash. Councilors, psychologists, psychiatrists, etc., are in the business of diagnosing people. And no doubt - most people would feel cheated if they went to 'one of those people' and left without being diagnosed with one thing or another.

Could some of those diagnoseses [Is that a word?! lol] be 'true'? Sure. Maybe. But so what. What matters NOW - is NOW!! You need to reprogram yourself. Replace those negative 'can not do' thoughts with more positive 'can do' thoughts. Many people giggle a bit at the thought of the power of positive thinking. And I have to admit - I've been one of them. But really - the proof of the power [For me at least] comes not from the power of the positive - but from the power of the negative. I KNOW without question how powerful NEGATIVE thinking can be. Negative thinking has all but ruined my life. So it stands to reason that positive thinking would have that same power. People are 'funny' though. They tend to believe that a negative is closer to the truth than a positive. But if you want to move beyond where you are NOW - you are going have to entertain the idea that positive thinking can move you to where you have a right to be.

You literally have to tell negative thoughts to fuck off!! Refuse to allow 'them' to have a place in your life.

My diagnoses? JAKE is going to have a remarkable life.

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