Reply to post: Re: Despite dispute over the very existence of the syndrome

French woman gets €800 a month for electromagnetic-field 'disability'

John Robson Silver badge

Re: Despite dispute over the very existence of the syndrome

@Mage - A mental disorder, also called a mental illness, as it's imaginary.

That's (wrongly) lumping a huge number of conditions under the flag "imaginary".

Mental health is a serious issue - and it's comments like that the perpetuate the stigma attached to it. I have no problem telling people I have a bowel disorder, no more than I would a broken leg - but if it's my brain that's broken... that's a whole different story.

Good thing you understand the brain *so* well that you can determine that all "mental illnesses" are imaginary - imagine the amount of R&D spend you can save for companies all over the world.

PS - I agree that there is no real sensitivity, but then I don't have a real sensitivity to wasps either, doesn't stop my heart rate doubling, or more, in the second or so after seeing one.

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