What a terrible tragedy, for someone to be labelled in this way at such a young age, and left with the feeling for the rest of their life that they are "mentally ill".
Its time for the people who make these diagnoses to consider that there may be a normal explanation for some seemingly " pathological" character traits. It is possible that people who show these traits are reacting in a perfectly normal way to a rather unusual prebirth situation? Would that not be good news, worth shouting about?
Or is professional opinion so entrenched and inward looking that they do not want to know?
When I had the extraordinary experience last year of offering this idea to the sceptics forum to see what they made of it, one person made an illuminating remark which suggests that some mental health professionals may indeed not be open to new ideas such as this. I had told the story on the forum of a young woman known to me who was quickly and permanently cured of her "eating disorder" by discovering that she is a womb twin survivor. One of these sceptics, who had many years of experience working with eating disorders, answered sardonically :