solar—gambling:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

solar—gambling:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

solar—gambling:

the humans of tumblr have officially ruined the word “aesthetic”
does anyone on this website even know what that word means
cause it doesn’t EVER fit the context ur using it in
it’s an…

thats literally exactly how new words are often created? “muggle” got in the dictionary to mean something new because JK Rowling took a word that originally meant “a marijuana cigarette” and used it completely differently, and then someone else did the same.  how do you think new words even get in the dictionary? people start using them a certain way and then eventually the dictionary recognizes a new meaning.

"Having many citations, though, does not guarantee admission into the dictionary. If citations do not provide a clear definition of the word or phrase or if all the citations come from one source, it may be rejected.

New words or phrases must be found in several citations from a wide range of publications over a significant period of time to win their way into the dictionary.”

http://wonderopolis.org/home/wonder/how-do-words-get-added-to-the-dictionary/

yeah but that takes time…. words don’t usually get placed in the dictionary immediately after they’re created, they are created and then they gain usage and then they eventually get put in the dictionary, or they don’t, but you can’t predict at the beginning of a word springing up whether it will or won’t be in the dictionary.  that’s just not possible.

apart from that, who the fuck cares if the word isn’t in the dictionary? i make up words all the time and use them, and strangely, the world doesn’t end.  there are many many more things to be upset about in this world than… people creating new language….

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posted 5 hours ago (® solar--gambling)

tornadoesoup:

Self diagnosed PTSD is getting out if control. People crave attention over whatever they can get. And once again Tumblr makes a mockry out of actual serious mental challanges and turns it into a joke.

Bravo.

haha fuck off, ptsd often makes it triggering for people with ptsd to seek medical care.  lay the fuck off self-diagnosed people with ptsd.

ptsd is not a joke because of self-diagnosers, people are just ableist.

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posted 5 hours ago (® tornadoesoup)

widowmeadow:

the do’s and do not’s of self diagnosis

do

  • use self diagnosis as a tool to learn more about yourself and your condition 
  • research

do not

  • say that you are disabled when you haven’t been professionally diagnosed
  • speak for people who have been professionally diagnosed

self diagnosed people can say they’re disabled, and they can speak their own experiences with the disorder(s) that they have.  sure they can’t speak for professionally dxed people, but that’s a subset of people within the people that have a disorder.

-a professionally dxed disabled person

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posted 5 hours ago (® widowmeadow)

spiritual-euphoria:

If you have taken tests online which suggests you may have a particular disorder, take it up with your GP or clinical psychologist.  There is nothing wrong with saying you believe you may have X disorder, and then stating your symptoms/why you believe you have the disorder.  The problem lies in you stating you have X disorder as fact when you have not been diagnosed with it.

Worst that can happen:  You do not receive a diagnosis because you do not actually have the disorder.  If you are unhappy with this, seek a second opinion.

Best thing that can happen:  You are professionally diagnosed and can access specialised treatment which you would not be able to access otherwise.

If self diagnosis was reliable and perfectly fine, there would be no need for psychiatrists and my degree would be rendered useless.

then how do you explain me being abused, having my choices of reproductive care taken away from psychiatrists who couldn’t stick to psychiatry, being institutionalized, being treated as my mental health diagnoses were personality flaws by medical professionals, having my ability to get hormones for being trans made infinitely harder due to my other diagnoses, and being raped by a doctor?  

are those not worse than “not receiving a diagnosis because you do not actually have the disorder”?  also sometimes people do not receive a diagnosis for reasons other than them not having a disorder.

"If self diagnosis was reliable and perfectly fine, there would be no need for psychiatrists and my degree would be rendered useless." <lol, i see where your priorities truly lie there.

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posted 5 hours ago (® spiritual-euphoria)
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nothingaboutus-withoutus:

solar—gambling:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

solar—gambling:

the humans of tumblr have officially ruined the word “aesthetic”
does anyone on this website even know what that word means
cause it doesn’t EVER fit the context ur using it in
it’s an…

thats literally exactly how new words are often created? “muggle” got in the dictionary to mean something new because JK Rowling took a word that originally meant “a marijuana cigarette” and used it completely differently, and then someone else did the same.  how do you think new words even get in the dictionary? people start using them a certain way and then eventually the dictionary recognizes a new meaning.

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posted 17 hours ago (® solar--gambling)

solar—gambling:

nothingaboutus-withoutus:

solar—gambling:

the humans of tumblr have officially ruined the word “aesthetic”
does anyone on this website even know what that word means
cause it doesn’t EVER fit the context ur using it in
it’s an adjective
it’s not synonymous with “image” like you can’t just “have” or “be an aesthetic” or “change aesthetics”
what does that mean you guys like what have i even been reading???

image

its also a noun

that is a good thing to know but my point has always been that none of those definitions fit the context it has been being used in all over tumblr lately like not even close

1) language changes, stop being a language prescriptivist

2) it actually kinda does fit the first one, “a set of ideas about beauty or art”

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posted 1 day ago (® solar--gambling)

retinologist:

why not kids who self diagnose themselves with serious conditions on tumblr self diagnose themselves with hypochondria

i’ve yet to see a person say they’re self diagnosed with hypochondria so perhaps that can be the new hit self diagnoses trend!!!

"why not kids who self diagnose themselves with serious conditions on tumblr self diagnose themselves with hypochondria"

because not everyone who self diagnoses has hypochondria?????

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posted 1 day ago (® retinologist)

solar—gambling:

the humans of tumblr have officially ruined the word “aesthetic”
does anyone on this website even know what that word means
cause it doesn’t EVER fit the context ur using it in
it’s an adjective
it’s not synonymous with “image” like you can’t just “have” or “be an aesthetic” or “change aesthetics”
what does that mean you guys like what have i even been reading???

its also a noun

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posted 1 day ago (® solar--gambling)
http://technicolortwinkie.tumblr.com/post/92388010717/i-still-will-never-understand-why-anybody-is

technicolortwinkie:

i still will never understand why anybody is pro-self diagnosis. it’s just. why. what is even the *point* of self-diagnosis? the whole point of professional diagnosis is to receive help for your condition. self-diagnosis doesn’t give you that. literally all it does is give you an inaccurate label…

thats not the only point of a diagnosis, i was professionally diagnosed with bipolar i disorder 5 years ago and although i am not currently seeking treatment for my bipolar disorder it hasnt ceased to be relevant to my life.

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posted 2 days ago (® technicolortwinkie)

artabotrys:

Is it okay to diagnose myself with dyscalculia?  I’ve known about it for about two years now and in that time I’ve done a lot of thinking and I’ve come to conclusion that it’s very likely that I have that.  However, due to a variety of reasons I am unable to seek a professional diagnosis.  Is this something I can claim for myself?  I really don’t know.

yes, its ok.

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posted 4 days ago (® artabotrys)

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