Imagine you sprained your ankle and your family advised you not to do anything about it because “weak ankles run in the family.” As a result of bypassing treatment, you stopped hiking, swimming, traveling, doing the things you love because of your crippling ankle pain. When people ask what’s wrong, you explain that ankle weakness runs in the family and there’s nothing to be done but accept your fate of limited mobility for the rest of your life.
There is a false perception out there that mental disorders are fixed conditions. The stigma we give to mental disorders is debilitating. Just like the person who doesn’t do anything about their perceived weak ankle that runs in the family, this type of thinking can lead to unnecessary decline in quality of life.
According to Northeastern University psychology professor Iris Berent, the author of “The Blind Storyteller: How We Reason About Human Nature,” “…people tend to incorrectly assume that ‘what’s in the brain is destiny. This presumption is dangerous because it promotes stigma and helplessness, and it can negatively affect individuals.”(quoted in Dolan et. al., 2021)
The brain is not much different from the rest of the body in that there is hope for improvement. Just as you would go to the doctor to treat a sprained ankle, you can do the same for an injury or illness of the brain.
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1 Dolan, Eric W. 2021 ‘People tend to incorrectly assume that psychological disorders “in the brain” are immutable and innate’ PsyPost 29 August, accessed: September 30, 2021