By Michael J. LonsdaleMay 17, 2018 9:02:18In a new piece in the journal Psychological Science, researchers have found that people who have been diagnosed with a mental illness (such as schizophrenia) often attribute their mental illness to their romanticizing of their condition.
In this case, researchers used a new technique to analyze the mental health beliefs of more than 5,500 participants in a large study conducted by the University of Minnesota.
The researchers asked participants to list their mental health conditions in order of how likely they thought they were to have them, with the most common being depression.
In some cases, participants could also list other conditions, such as anxiety or panic disorder.
For example, in the study, participants with schizophrenia were asked to list the following symptoms, and if they thought it was a “real” mental illness and they had it for more than a year:Being in a relationship with someone with schizophrenia who is unstable and not in control or controlling.
Being depressed with severe anxiety, panic, and/or insomnia.
Being unable to focus on work or schoolwork.
Being overly anxious and not being able to control their emotions.
Having an abnormal personality.
Having difficulty concentrating or remembering things.
Being a perfectionist.
Having problems with impulse control.
Being in an abusive relationship.
Having a personality disorder.
Having suicidal thoughts.
Being an alcoholic.
Having depression in the past year.
Having chronic anxiety or depression.
Having severe anxiety or depressive symptoms in the future.
Having psychotic thoughts.
Having anxiety or severe mood swings.
Having or experiencing suicidal thoughts or attempts.
Having thoughts of harming themselves.
Being diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Being addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Being mentally handicapped.
Being someone with learning or learning disabilities.
Being physically or mentally disabled.
Being HIV positive.
Being of legal age.
Being sexually active.
Being living with a family member or friend.
Being on a social disability.
Being under the age of 35.
Being employed or self-employed.
Being single or in a partnership.
Being divorced or widowed.
Having ever had an abortion.
Having been physically or psychologically abused.
Being married or in an same-sex relationship.
Being from a religious community.
Being poor or not financially secure.
Being obese or overweight.
Being overweight or obese.
Being unable to work or to pay for food.
Being afraid of heights.
Being dependent on others.
Being violent or abusive toward others.
Having bipolar disorder or other mental illnesses.
Being clinically diagnosed with depression.
Being having schizophrenia.
Having panic disorder or anxiety disorder.
Being substance dependent.
Being with a disability.
Having mental illness.
Being gay or lesbian.
Having substance abuse.
Being over 40.
Being currently unemployed.
Having never been married.
Having no children.
Having children with a partner.
Having multiple sexual partners.
Being separated or divorced.
Being involved in a romantic relationship.
Being married or living with multiple partners.
Having sex with multiple people.
Having unprotected sex.
Being out of the military.
Being older than 40.
Being blind or visually impaired.
Being using medication to treat mental illness or substance abuse problems.
Being severely disabled.
Begging for money.
Being at a high risk for homelessness.
Being economically disadvantaged.
Being being homeless.
Living in a rural community.
Living with multiple roommates.
Being chronically depressed.
Living without a job.
Living a troubled life.
Living on a fixed income.
Living from a welfare system.
Living at home.
Living an abused or neglected relationship.
Living as an outcast.
Living under the care of an abuser.
Living outside the family home.
Being abused or neglectful of your child.
Living off the street.
Living by yourself.
Living the dream.
Living through the worst crisis in your life.
Making decisions about your health.
Living paycheck to paycheck.
Living beyond the means of a welfare or housing assistance program.
Living like a prisoner.
Living out of sight.
Living and breathing in a foreign land.
Living vicariously through your loved one.
Living safely with an abuser or family member.
Living inside the family.
Living for a time.
Living according to your own values.
Living to your fullest potential.
Living your life to the fullest potential without the support of others.
Living freely with your partner.
Living life to your full potential.
The study found that those with a psychiatric diagnosis were more likely to believe that they have a mental health condition and to say they did not have one