It is defined like that for diagnostic purposes, e.g. PTSD. The point is it has to be an extreme event or a long-lasting and exceptionally harmful situation (like C-PTSD)
If no one’s life or health is in serious danger or it is an extreme long-lasting situation, then for diagnostic purposes, it is not trauma. And being closeted certainly isn’t enough to cause psychosis, when even severe trauma usually isn’t enough to trigger it.
I never said being gay means you have a mental illness.
I said (in a fashion) that subverting those feelings over many years could be problematic to one’s mental health.
No not really. Yes I have been attracted to men. I don’t think I am bi
I have sexually destructive behaviours when I am unstable, and no real interest when medicated and well
Well if you’ve never found a woman attractive, and you have found men attractive, you’re most likely gay
Have you heard about asexuality?
Whether bi,gay or straight you’re a good person @Joker .
I was going to tell my parents, then a gay guy was on the TV and my step dad started being homophobic, and it made me really uncomfortable about telling them anything. Such weird timing, but it has been in my mind for a long time now, and I have been searching for the right opportunity.
It’s just I have been taught by Psychiatry that I am prone to delusion, and that feels like it extends into many facets of my life, and it makes me question things in an endless cycle of what ifs and I find it hard work and paralysing to try and differentiate how things really are
I have to be somewhere soon but I will look when I get back
I was bullied a lot, and much of it was derogatory towards gay people even though I did not realise or know at that precise time that was a problem
I have heard about it, but not sure it fits. My current dis-interest I think is mainly due to my AP, as described by my pdoc at my last review.
Thanks @firemonkey that means a lot
I spent a long time deliberating over whether I am really trans, or just delusional. It helped me to come out in anonymous online spaces, and try out my new identity for a bit with no stakes. It felt very right, in an indescribable way. I knew, from the first time someone called me he, that this was what I wanted. Coming out was a very tricky personal decision. In the end, I only did it because Starlet came out to me, and I wanted to product test my family for homophobia before he came out to them and got maybe rejected. About 90% of them have disowned me, but the ones who were supportive have become even more important as a result.
Well did you ever ask a guy out or had sex with a guy? Are you attracted to gay porn if you watch porn?
I did have a girlfriend for 3 months once, but I ended the relationship, as I did not feel the same emotions she did.
We never had sex in that time
It sounds like you’re gay. But if you’re not comfortable with telling your family, you don’t have to. It’s really none of their business
Then I think you may be gay. Its you who decide as there is no test to find out if you’re gay.
schizophrenia is an unmatured and crooked development of a naturnal procees where the people tended to recognize their homosexuality /true identity but go wrong with too strong self consciuonsness