⚠️Rant⚠️Ok not a specific condition, but if some of you people know TikTok and the sub reddit r/Fakedisordercringe a lot of people are thinking it is funny to fake stuff like trauma and DID, OSDD, BPD. Mostly on TikTok as I was scrolling through my FYP turns out people are going towards Pinterest to that they "have" these disorders. This is absolutely NOT direct to anyone this is just a rant. People are going as far as faking PHYSICAL disabilities like being paralyzed having EDS, something to do with bones and whatnot like can affect the ability to breathe and move. I hate to be the person to say all of this but this is never gonna work out doctors are having teens coming to their office saying like they experience these tics, voices in there heads. All of these came back to a psychological disorder called Factitious disorder previously known as Munchausen By ProxyI think it can be the individual or that person deceiving others to thing a loved one has a physical, psychological condition. It's upsetting to see people doing all of this for views and attention, fame that's what they want. P.S this is not directed please this is just a rant.
I was recently on tiktok and saw a video of this guy pretending to have a tic.. I actually thought it did until his family members were commenting under his post saying that his faking etc.. and also people that actually know him.
just like ticsandroses faking tourettes it's honestly sad that people who actually have the conditions that people are faking are getting fake claims for actually having it. And I thought this app would be good to rant about stuff like this and question or concerns, because people would actually understand.
Anyone who pretends to have a disease and faking it - probably needs even more medical attention than those who suffer from that disease for real. At the end of the day, our brain is able to create a whole story of your life that you would have to live on. The only we can do is to make sure this creativity would be at least beneficial for us. So if that is how they effectively cope for being happy in their lives then let it be, I don’t afraid of being less treated because of them. Though I wish they could get better and leave that faking aside, as there are no other reasons for that but just to be happy. Hope they could get a happy life staying cool and honest with themselves.
Yeah that's true I never meant this post in a bad way
This is something that’s always bothered me and honestly made me feel often like I was faking my mental health issues. It’s really gross seeing people on apps like tik tok fake having the very conditions that drive many to suicide and a life of pain. What is “cool” about that? A few likes on your video? So fucking stupid. (This is coming from someone who does have a few viral videos on tik tok. You don’t have to lie about having fucking illnesses to get likes if it’s so important to you. Just be fucking normal and respectful.) there are definitely little communities on tik tok who do talk about mental health in a safe and realistic space and I absolutely love it, but it’s fucking annoying to see mentally stable people like those things and comment and say “this is so me!!!” no the fuck it is not, this post was not made for you, you literally don’t have any of the conditions they were talking about. I think videos and posts about mental health at a scientific standpoint, joking to cope with pain, romanticization you name it are all extremely important to those in this community. But mentally stable people will look at them and claim them as their own. We can’t fucking have anything bro. Don’t even get me started on people who fake it in real life, I’ve met people who have lied to my face and show me their fake “scars” and tell me they’ve been in a “mental hospital”…..I’m just so tired of our illness and ailments being a “quirky trend”. I don’t like to say “I hate gen z” often because I think there’s good and bad in any group of people and this generation does have a lot to give in a positive way. But this is the rare occasion where I will say I truly despise what our generation has done making mental illness a fucking trend. Sorry I started ranting, this has been bothering me a lot.
Its perfectly fine to rant you didn't bother me and I agree on your statement, I actually had this friend I forgot their name it was like in 6th grade. She was over her telling people she had this "chronic condition" which she stated as 'Having DID' and I asked her what her 'alters' names where. She literally said 'PRIVACY' which is a name of my childhood friend she had a crush on like 😃 I don't believe at that time I think it was still gen z which is after 2004. 6th grade I tell you I don't remember what year it was when I was in 6th my birthday is Dec. 19 so like idk. And it was funny she was going around literally HARASSING people who got near her 'man' and blamed her 'alters'. Now I don't know if there was a lot of information about DID, OSDD at that time. She got referred to a psychiatrist which evaluated her and asked her about her childhood how home was because it was like long-term trauma related. It was studied for years at least to the 1990s at most and I wasn't born in the 1990s. Yeah she got pulled from that school never saw her again 👌
Heck, the only type of disorder related stuff I even do on tiktok is usually when I'm going through a mental breakdown and do videos to work through it or when I'm frustrated due to one of my disorders I have. People who fake pain like that are not the type of people I wanna interact with.
Oh no never
I'm glad you posted this because this frustrates us as well. I can't armchair diagnose anyone with factitious disorder but what I will say is that people who seek support by feigning a disorder (or convincing themselves that they have a specific disorder) usually do have some kind of underlying mental health condition -- just not the one they're identifying. A lot of this behavior comes back to needing attachment and not knowing how to properly seek it. If someone never learned how to seek positive attention and they see people getting positive attention for a disorder, they might internalize that as a way to get positive attention.
As someone who actually has DID, I left most mainstream social media because I couldn't handle the way it's treated as something fun and quirky :/ It's a disability, not just something fun to put in your Twitter bio
Yeah I dont even put any of my conditions in my bio or anyone usually things about me like Hobby's and interest
I feel ya. It's not fair for the ones have disabilities
I absolutely hate people who fake it, it makes it harder for everyone. I don’t want to have ADHD, it’s not quirky or fun. It sucks, it’s emotionally draining sometimes, hard to focus on important stuff, etc.
I hate that people do this. A video like that could really be huge source of misinformation for someone. I love having user-made content about my disorder to learn from but I'm not new to the diagnosis. Seeing some of this stuff when I was a newly diagnosed teen (back in the days before social media lol) could have been disastrous. It was hard enough to wrap my head around already! Thanks for the rant, I didn't know this was a thing.
You are totally in the right here. Faking disorders is such a terrible thing. It makes those that actually suffer out to be fakers or with minimized issues. These disorders can be deadly and should never be used for personal gain or views on a fucking app. I’m lucky that I don’t use TikTok or Reddit nor have I seen videos of someone faking Bipolar Disorder (although I have seen quite a few for DID and Tourette’s). I just don’t understand why these things get so much attention and why people wanna fake them. It’s isn’t fun and games at all.
For real it's not all fun and games it's mentally draining and physically draining
Amongst other things, I have elhers danlos, it is so painful and hard it sucks. I hate this so so much. I have multiple physical and mental disorders and need to us mobility aids to walk, and I’ve had a bunch of surgeries I hate it so much when people fake it for clout especially because some of my stuff is so rare like there’s no way these people have it. People also romanticize it and don’t get how horrible it is. They really discredit those of us with real diseases
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