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China's "Psycho Boom" From Life in Lockdown

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Published on 23 Aug 2021 / In People & Blogs

Mental health has long been a stigmatized topic in China. Under Chairman Mao’s rule, psychology was dismissed as a bourgeois self-delusion, and was even banned until the 1970s. But since the early 2000s, growing interest in mental health has created what’s known as a “psycho-boom”: more and more Chinese are opening up about their mental health struggles and seeking treatment. The collective trauma of the COVID-19 pandemic has further allowed people to open up in ways that never before seemed possible. Pop psychology and mindfulness-oriented apps have flourished, giving once-stigmatized discussions of mental wellbeing a new lifestyle cachet. This surge in interest has created a new problem, though—with lack of regulation in mental health care making it difficult for people in need to find reliable therapists.

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anonmachina
anonmachina 5 months ago

'If you want to become a professional victim, you've come to the right place—we have an ever-expanding list of mental illnesses from which to choose in our catalog.

Of course, we cannot match the variety of illnesses catalogued in the U.S., but we will try our best to make you feel equally defeated and useless'.

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anonmachina
anonmachina 5 months ago

'Lets first sit here and get the feeling of sitting in silence'...in the same manner each of you have been sitting in your apartments under house-arrest via the guise of the authoritarian, self-important, preferred term, 'lockdown'.

'Extra caste credits for anyone whom has still not realized the irrelevance of their existence, Nature being innately devoid of purpose...and all that jazz'.

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anonmachina
anonmachina 5 months ago

'The pandemic has affected our way of life and is still creating these mental health problems'...despite the fact that everyone knows the 'virus' is essentially a modified form of influenza that is lethal to approximately 1% of the population, particularly the co-morbid, which could die if anyone with the common cold so much as breath on them.

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anonmachina
anonmachina 5 months ago

'I FEEL like I have some mental issues. I can't control my temper. Things related to my family give me mood swings'.

TRANSLATION: I am a child in a woman's body, and my parents failed to beat me to an extent sufficient for me to acknowledge that temper tantrums are signs of immaturity and are unacceptable.

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AtillaTheHung
AtillaTheHung 5 months ago

What woman in the world doesn't have mental issues?

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sauger1001
sauger1001 5 months ago

My mother has never made a mistake in her life. Don't believe her? Just ask her. She'll tell you. Lol.

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