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Well it's made the difference between crippling obsessive thinking/depression/anxiety and not having them, and being able to cope with stressors, in my largely unstressy life, so it works for a few of us.

I don't think this is referring to actual psychiatric conditions. More that modern discourse encourages everyone who is sad to think they're depressed, everyone a bit nervous thinks they're having panic attacks, everyone who isn't the life and soul of the party thinks they have autism etc.

[–] otterstrom 4 points Edited

The only difference between this and “actual psychiatric conditions” is a matter of degree, scale, luck of the draw with your therapist, or your insistence.