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8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022
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8/2/2016 6:38:49 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

This is because they struggle with reality, the refusal to accept reality degrades them mentally. In the real world you have grow up and be responsible for yourself. This is why you see this push to prolong adolescence on the left. They wish to remain children forever under the care of big government.
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8/2/2016 8:25:40 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 6:38:49 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

This is because they struggle with reality, the refusal to accept reality degrades them mentally. In the real world you have grow up and be responsible for yourself. This is why you see this push to prolong adolescence on the left. They wish to remain children forever under the care of big government.
It's probably because liberals tend to live in urban areas, which are highly stressful environments. Urban dwellers have a 20% higher chance of developing anxiety disorders (https://lsecities.net...)
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8/2/2016 8:33:44 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Is there an actual peer-reviewed study?
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8/2/2016 8:35:50 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

I thought you were retiring, this is disappointing.
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8/2/2016 8:37:12 PM
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At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:


A fine example of a mentally healthy Conservative!
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8/2/2016 9:11:07 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

The source of this "research" is a computer games forum. About sums craptor up.
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8/3/2016 9:16:33 AM
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Liberals are optimistic, too optimistic.
If you have a case of really bad liberalism, you become delusional, and you may believe that people can make something happen if enough of them believe it can.
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8/3/2016 1:18:46 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Merely because many liberals suffer from "mental illnesses" doesn't mean that (1) liberalism is the cause, nor does it imply that (2) liberalism is a mental illness in itself. (The term "mental illness" is an overused, vaguely defined term, regardless.)
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8/3/2016 1:28:32 PM
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At 8/2/2016 8:25:40 PM, Hillary4Prez wrote:
At 8/2/2016 6:38:49 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

This is because they struggle with reality, the refusal to accept reality degrades them mentally. In the real world you have grow up and be responsible for yourself. This is why you see this push to prolong adolescence on the left. They wish to remain children forever under the care of big government.
It's probably because liberals tend to live in urban areas, which are highly stressful environments. Urban dwellers have a 20% higher chance of developing anxiety disorders (https://lsecities.net...)

Everyone experiences anxiety, dealing with it is the issue. Only the weak minded cave to anxiety.
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8/3/2016 5:34:17 PM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

That means liberals are more often aware of mental health problems, not that liberalism itself is a mental illness. It also is a good demonstration of over medication here in the US.
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8/4/2016 8:59:40 AM
Posted: 4 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Oddly, liberal males are the least likely to have major depression.

What we need to note, however, is that the direction of causation is unknown. It could be that liberalism causes depression, that depressed people are more likely to be liberal, or that a third, confounding variable is at play.

Plus, regardless of the causation's direction, liberalism is still not a mental disorder. Mentally fine people also can be liberal.
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8/4/2016 9:07:47 AM
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At 8/4/2016 8:59:40 AM, Jry2001 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Oddly, liberal males are the least likely to have major depression.

What we need to note, however, is that the direction of causation is unknown. It could be that liberalism causes depression, that depressed people are more likely to be liberal, or that a third, confounding variable is at play.

Plus, regardless of the causation's direction, liberalism is still not a mental disorder. Mentally fine people also can be liberal.

Is this "survey" conducted by a computer games web forum? What was the size of the sample? When was it conducted? Where the "findings" analyzed by qualified psychiatrists?
Or, far more likely, the whole piece just invented bullsh!t?
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8/7/2016 4:38:38 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/4/2016 9:07:47 AM, desmac wrote:
At 8/4/2016 8:59:40 AM, Jry2001 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Oddly, liberal males are the least likely to have major depression.

What we need to note, however, is that the direction of causation is unknown. It could be that liberalism causes depression, that depressed people are more likely to be liberal, or that a third, confounding variable is at play.

Plus, regardless of the causation's direction, liberalism is still not a mental disorder. Mentally fine people also can be liberal.

Is this "survey" conducted by a computer games web forum? What was the size of the sample? When was it conducted? Where the "findings" analyzed by qualified psychiatrists?
Or, far more likely, the whole piece just invented bullsh!t?

No. You did not conduct the survey.
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8/7/2016 4:40:06 AM
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I persume you mean political Liberalism, not Neo-Liberalism or Classical Liberalism.
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8/7/2016 4:42:05 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/4/2016 9:07:47 AM, desmac wrote:
At 8/4/2016 8:59:40 AM, Jry2001 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Oddly, liberal males are the least likely to have major depression.

What we need to note, however, is that the direction of causation is unknown. It could be that liberalism causes depression, that depressed people are more likely to be liberal, or that a third, confounding variable is at play.

Plus, regardless of the causation's direction, liberalism is still not a mental disorder. Mentally fine people also can be liberal.

Is this "survey" conducted by a computer games web forum? What was the size of the sample? When was it conducted? Where the "findings" analyzed by qualified psychiatrists?
Or, far more likely, the whole piece just invented bullsh!t?

Don't underestimate the rest of the world's ability to conduct a survey. Just because you can't get your shoes on the correct feet, that doesn't mean everyone else is fuc*ing retarded.
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8/7/2016 5:15:55 AM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022
Just because liberals are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses doesn't mean that being a liberal is the cause. For example, middle-aged men are more likely to commit suicide than any age group or gender. Does that mean that all middle-aged men will commit suicide? Does that mean that being a middle-aged man is the reason behind the number of suicides in that group? No.

http://www.forbes.com...

To relate back to the subject matter, liberals aren't guaranteed to have mental illnesses, they're simply more likely to have them. (Just like how more black people commit crime than white people, yet not all black people will commit a crime.)

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8/7/2016 5:31:54 AM
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At 8/7/2016 5:15:55 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022
Just because liberals are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses doesn't mean that being a liberal is the cause. For example, middle-aged men are more likely to commit suicide than any age group or gender. Does that mean that all middle-aged men will commit suicide? Does that mean that being a middle-aged man is the reason behind the number of suicides in that group? No.

http://www.forbes.com...

To relate back to the subject matter, liberals aren't guaranteed to have mental illnesses, they're simply more likely to have them. (Just like how more black people commit crime than white people, yet not all black people will commit a crime.)

http://www.amren.com...

It is a mental disorder. The democrats have promised a of this same "free crap" for 100 years. They still haven't delivered. They can't even get social security off of life support, much less anything else. And the liberals keep buying it. Hillary isn't going to give you a dam* thing. It's the same ol same ol. The dems know the Republicans will block all this nonsense. That's why the dems pretend they actually plan on giving it to you. They know it can't pass. Liberalism is a mental illness because we aren't on "fool me twice". This is fool me 100 times in a row.
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8/7/2016 5:40:17 AM
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At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Let's assume you're right...doing so leads us to a neat conclusion.

At least for bipolar disorder, people who are smarter and more creative tend to be at greater risk for mental illness. So, what you're suggesting, is that liberals are smarter and more creative than everyone else...

http://www.medicaldaily.com...
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8/7/2016 5:47:06 AM
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At 8/7/2016 5:40:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Let's assume you're right...doing so leads us to a neat conclusion.

At least for bipolar disorder, people who are smarter and more creative tend to be at greater risk for mental illness. So, what you're suggesting, is that liberals are smarter and more creative than everyone else...

http://www.medicaldaily.com...

I don't believe any of brontros crap, but what might be seen is liberals (urban) are more likely to accept and seek treatment. The stigma attached to mental illness falls in-line with other conservative issues.

So, basically a reporting issue.
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8/7/2016 6:00:52 AM
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At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Depression manifests predominantly when one has no purpose in the world or society. Let's get America back to work.
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8/7/2016 3:50:11 PM
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At 8/2/2016 8:37:12 PM, Bennett91 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:


A fine example of a mentally healthy Conservative!

Lol, classic example of Christianity gone wrong.
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8/7/2016 4:00:00 PM
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At 8/7/2016 6:00:52 AM, Greyparrot wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Depression manifests predominantly when one has no purpose in the world or society. Let's get America back to work.

That is cute. The cure for clinical depression is getting a job.
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8/7/2016 5:08:06 PM
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At 8/3/2016 1:28:32 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 8:25:40 PM, Hillary4Prez wrote:
At 8/2/2016 6:38:49 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

This is because they struggle with reality, the refusal to accept reality degrades them mentally. In the real world you have grow up and be responsible for yourself. This is why you see this push to prolong adolescence on the left. They wish to remain children forever under the care of big government.
It's probably because liberals tend to live in urban areas, which are highly stressful environments. Urban dwellers have a 20% higher chance of developing anxiety disorders (https://lsecities.net...)

Everyone experiences anxiety, dealing with it is the issue. Only the weak minded cave to anxiety.

I don't think you understand how the mind works. With major depression, for example, there is an imbalance of chemicals in the brain (too much cortisol and too few serotonin bc of decreased serotonin receptors). This isn't about the strength of the mind. It's comparable to getting a bone fracture. Just because you can't walk doesn't mean it's that your bones are weak. Maybe you have really, really dense bones. Your bone still needs to be rested, not too much pressure can be put on it. At the same time, you don't want to de-condition the muscles around it by not getting up and moving around. With both, you need to heal, but as directed by your doctor, who knows how you can heal back to a state which doesn't interfer wth daily life.
I also wanted to say that, yes everybody does deal with anxiety. But with PTSD, for example, something traumatic has happened. You can't immediately expect someone to jump up and say, "Everything's cool here. I'm alright." People have circumstances which you may not have lived through, and you can't always expect to be able to look at other's situation through the lense of your own experiences.
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8/7/2016 5:12:58 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/4/2016 8:59:40 AM, Jry2001 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

Oddly, liberal males are the least likely to have major depression.
Did you get that from his source or another one?
What we need to note, however, is that the direction of causation is unknown. It could be that liberalism causes depression, that depressed people are more likely to be liberal, or that a third, confounding variable is at play.
Also, his website doesn't seem very trust-worthy as others have noted.
Plus, regardless of the causation's direction, liberalism is still not a mental disorder. Mentally fine people also can be liberal.
I don't know that you would use the term 'mentally fine.' I mean, someone could be liberal all of their life and suffer from one episode of depression. It doesn't mean that they're mentally ill or mentally fine... I wish there were accurate terms for this.
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8/7/2016 5:16:44 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/7/2016 5:31:54 AM, brontoraptor wrote:
At 8/7/2016 5:15:55 AM, missbailey8 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022
Just because liberals are more likely to suffer from mental illnesses doesn't mean that being a liberal is the cause. For example, middle-aged men are more likely to commit suicide than any age group or gender. Does that mean that all middle-aged men will commit suicide? Does that mean that being a middle-aged man is the reason behind the number of suicides in that group? No.

http://www.forbes.com...

To relate back to the subject matter, liberals aren't guaranteed to have mental illnesses, they're simply more likely to have them. (Just like how more black people commit crime than white people, yet not all black people will commit a crime.)

http://www.amren.com...

It is a mental disorder. The democrats have promised a of this same "free crap" for 100 years. They still haven't delivered. They can't even get social security off of life support, much less anything else. And the liberals keep buying it. Hillary isn't going to give you a dam* thing. It's the same ol same ol. The dems know the Republicans will block all this nonsense. That's why the dems pretend they actually plan on giving it to you. They know it can't pass. Liberalism is a mental illness because we aren't on "fool me twice". This is fool me 100 times in a row.

You're just attacking people and bringing politics into this. Everything here is ill-founded.
Defend your source.
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8/7/2016 5:23:10 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/7/2016 5:47:06 AM, TBR wrote:
At 8/7/2016 5:40:17 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

Let's assume you're right...doing so leads us to a neat conclusion.

At least for bipolar disorder, people who are smarter and more creative tend to be at greater risk for mental illness. So, what you're suggesting, is that liberals are smarter and more creative than everyone else...

http://www.medicaldaily.com...

I don't believe any of brontros crap, but what might be seen is liberals (urban) are more likely to accept and seek treatment. The stigma attached to mental illness falls in-line with other conservative issues.

So, basically a reporting issue.

Makes sense. 80% of ppl w/ depressive disorders don't seek help and only 1/3 of adults w/ anxiety disorders (different from depressive disorders) don't get help. Also, if you look at the second source, you'll see that the states with ppl most likely to not report their depression live in southern states-where more conservatives live.
https://www.adaa.org...
http://www.healthline.com...
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8/8/2016 2:11:42 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/7/2016 5:08:06 PM, justsayinalot wrote:
At 8/3/2016 1:28:32 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 8:25:40 PM, Hillary4Prez wrote:
At 8/2/2016 6:38:49 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

This is because they struggle with reality, the refusal to accept reality degrades them mentally. In the real world you have grow up and be responsible for yourself. This is why you see this push to prolong adolescence on the left. They wish to remain children forever under the care of big government.
It's probably because liberals tend to live in urban areas, which are highly stressful environments. Urban dwellers have a 20% higher chance of developing anxiety disorders (https://lsecities.net...)

Everyone experiences anxiety, dealing with it is the issue. Only the weak minded cave to anxiety.

I don't think you understand how the mind works. With major depression, for example, there is an imbalance of chemicals in the brain (too much cortisol and too few serotonin bc of decreased serotonin receptors). This isn't about the strength of the mind. It's comparable to getting a bone fracture. Just because you can't walk doesn't mean it's that your bones are weak. Maybe you have really, really dense bones. Your bone still needs to be rested, not too much pressure can be put on it. At the same time, you don't want to de-condition the muscles around it by not getting up and moving around. With both, you need to heal, but as directed by your doctor, who knows how you can heal back to a state which doesn't interfer wth daily life.

You aren't asking the right questions. Why did the abundance of cortisol and reduction in of serotonin receptors occur? Again why did the fracture occur? If you were walking down the street and you femur fractures, you have weak bones. If you were hit by a car that is another story.

I also wanted to say that, yes everybody does deal with anxiety. But with PTSD, for example, something traumatic has happened. You can't immediately expect someone to jump up and say, "Everything's cool here. I'm alright." People have circumstances which you may not have lived through, and you can't always expect to be able to look at other's situation through the lense of your own experiences.

College kids are claiming PSTD for being told they are wrong. I absolutely can expect that, but I don't because we are feminized generation. It is f*cking retarded.
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8/8/2016 5:45:25 PM
Posted: 3 months ago
At 8/8/2016 2:11:42 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/7/2016 5:08:06 PM, justsayinalot wrote:
At 8/3/2016 1:28:32 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 8:25:40 PM, Hillary4Prez wrote:
At 8/2/2016 6:38:49 PM, Robkwoods wrote:
At 8/2/2016 2:28:28 PM, brontoraptor wrote:
Liberalism actually IS a mental disorder-

In our most recent survey, Liberals in general were 64% more likely to report major depression, 320% more likely to report bipolar disorder, 50% more likely to report mild depression, and 113% more likely to report Seasonal Affective Disorder.

They were also more likely to use a variety of anti-anxiety and depressive drugs, such as SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors)--86% more likely, and Anti-anxiety drugs--159% more likely.

www.gamespot.com/forums/offtopic-discussion-314159273/survey-shows-liberals-are-more-prone-to-mental-ins-29353022

This is because they struggle with reality, the refusal to accept reality degrades them mentally. In the real world you have grow up and be responsible for yourself. This is why you see this push to prolong adolescence on the left. They wish to remain children forever under the care of big government.
It's probably because liberals tend to live in urban areas, which are highly stressful environments. Urban dwellers have a 20% higher chance of developing anxiety disorders (https://lsecities.net...)

Everyone experiences anxiety, dealing with it is the issue. Only the weak minded cave to anxiety.

I don't think you understand how the mind works. With major depression, for example, there is an imbalance of chemicals in the brain (too much cortisol and too few serotonin bc of decreased serotonin receptors). This isn't about the strength of the mind. It's comparable to getting a bone fracture. Just because you can't walk doesn't mean it's that your bones are weak. Maybe you have really, really dense bones. Your bone still needs to be rested, not too much pressure can be put on it. At the same time, you don't want to de-condition the muscles around it by not getting up and moving around. With both, you need to heal, but as directed by your doctor, who knows how you can heal back to a state which doesn't interfer wth daily life.
You aren't asking the right questions. Why did the abundance of cortisol and reduction in of serotonin receptors occur? Again why did the fracture occur? If you were walking down the street and you femur fractures, you have weak bones. If you were hit by a car that is another story.
You aren't asking the right questions. The serotonin receptors being very low have to do with high amounts of cortisol. That's the cause. And cortisol is the stress hormone. Too much stress and the body is practically crippled due to the high amounts of cortisol it releases in response. My point was that even if you have dense bones (equivalent of resilience; releasing less cortisol to the same stressor), you can still break your bones. Everyone has their breaking point.
I also wanted to say that, yes everybody does deal with anxiety. But with PTSD, for example, something traumatic has happened. You can't immediately expect someone to jump up and say, "Everything's cool here. I'm alright." People have circumstances which you may not have lived through, and you can't always expect to be able to look at other's situation through the lense of your own experiences.
College kids are claiming PSTD for being told they are wrong.
Give me one example of this. Honestly.
I absolutely can expect that, but I don't because we are feminized generation. It is f*cking retarded.
So the millenial soldier from Iraq suddenly isn't allowed to have PTSD because we're a feminized generation? What about the pregnant woman who has been stabbed in the stomach by a burgular, killing her unborn child after he broke into her house, subdued, and robbed her? The person who was in a car crash and survived while a family member didn't? I literally just said that "with PTSD, for example, something traumatic has happened." Respect that some people have situations you can't account for.