Gode råd er ikke alltid gode råd.

~Trollmors tanker~

I mine år som kronisk syk er det en ting som har vært vanskelig å forholde seg til. Alle disse som mener at de er kvalifisert til å gi råd om hva jeg skal gjøre eller ikke gjøre for å bli frisk. Og som mener at akkurat deres råd er det beste. Selv om de aldri har vært i min situasjon har de hørt, eller lest om noen som ble frisk ved en eller annen udokumentert behandling.

Slike historier oppleves som en stor belastning. Fordi jeg i mange år lette etter en kur. Jeg har brukt tid, energi og mye penger. Blant annet på healing, kosttilskudd, naturmedisin, ulike treningsformer osv.

Noe av dette har jeg funnet fram til selv, noe har blitt presentert for meg av andre, og jeg har latt meg overtale. Når du er desperat etter å bli frisk vil du prøve alt du kan, ikke sant?

Ettersom…

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The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness

The Misunderstood Face of Giftedness

sometimes being gifted effectively hides learning and mental health conditions. Giftedness may over-compensate for weaknesses, masking the weakness and sometimes the giftedness. Despite the seriousness of misdiagnosis, physicians are exposed to an alarmingly few articles in the pediatric medical literature about the complexities of giftedness, while many parents also hesitate in discussing giftedness with their doctors, some with the belief that giftedness plays no role in medical health.

Dr. James T. Webb, clinical psychologist, author, and founder of SENG (Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted), stated, “Unfortunately, extremely few psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians, or other health care professionals receive any training about characteristics of gifted children and adults, particularly behaviors of bright, creative persons that can sometimes resemble or conceal disorders.”

So, while some gifted kids are erroneously labeled and medicated for mental health disorders they do not have, others are unrecognized for learning or mental disorders they do have.

Normal giftedness can be easily confused with a diagnosable mental disorder. Gifted kids may talk a lot, have high levels of energy, and be impulsive or inattentive or distractible in some settings — similar to symptoms of ADHD. It’s not unusual for gifted kids to struggle socially, have meltdowns over minor issues, or have unusual all-consuming interests — all pointing to an inappropriate diagnosis of autism.

What results is that the gifted frequently feel alone and alien in a world that doesn’t fully understand them.”