Mental illness is tremendously misunderstood. The brain still remains a mystery to most scientists. Neurologists and psychiatrists work tirelessly to unravel the secrets that might unlock understanding of how and why humans do what they do.
Many mental illnesses are the result of an unbalanced brain chemistry, which in fact makes them just as much a physical illness as any other. Sadly, mental illness is unjustly stigmatized, and these stigmas, plus the mysteries of the brain that remain, can exacerbate people’s conditions and make them worse than they need to be.
The lack of compassion can cause people to become tremendously worse. What is most interesting, is that these stigmatized illnesses can actually be the source of genius, scientific or creative. Most famous artworks and many famous inventions were sourced in the minds of people suffering from alternative brain chemistries to the average person.
So what is the silver-lining when diagnosed with a mental illness? As much as it causes suffering, it can also cause you to exhibit super brain powers that the average person doesn’t have. Let’s examine many of these below:
Anxiety – Super IQ
It is no surprise that for a disorder that causes people to think too much about everything, and then feel overwhelmed as a result of that. They have super powered brains that are more active than average people.
And it is not just advanced intelligence, studies have shown that people with social anxiety disorder are highly empathic and have advanced communicative skills. These individuals are constantly making neural connections much faster than average.
A 2012 paper from the SUNY Downstate Medical Center has suggested that those who worry excessively have actually evolved this advanced genetic trait as an extremely successful survival technique. Essentially, being concerned as a default response has a beneficial silver-lining, as less anxious people are more likely to misjudge the danger
in many situations.
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