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"Recovering" from Mental Illness

Aug 7, 2019
Do you think it's possible to recover from mental illness? I sometimes hear people say they've recovered, and it strikes me as an interesting choice of words, as usually the consensus medically tends to be that people manage mental illness with things like therapy and medication.

Ideally recovery should be judged by a competent and recognized psychiatry. When mentally-ill people judge themselves has recovered, some may suspect they may not tell the truth; they are probably just overconfident.