okay but the “let me ask the people around you instead of you directly,” “a symptom of [disorder] is not knowing you have it” style approach to mental illness is VERY clearly descended from the idea that ““insane”“ people aren’t really fully thinking, living humans, but instead some sort of force of nature or wild beast that needs to be contained. we are still only about half a step from the Hysteria and Lobotomy days until we discard that.

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