Invalidating symptom definition
Alcoholism: Feeling of futility, guilt, inadequacy.
Alzheimer’s Disease: Refusal to deal with the world as it is.
Colic: Mental irritation, impatience, annoyance in the surroundings. Represents the ease of letting go of that which is over.
Conjunctivitis: Anger and frustration at what you are looking at in life.
“Poor me.” D Deafness: Rejection, stubbornness, isolation. “Don’t bother me.” Depression: Anger you feel you do not have a right to have.
Cystic Fibrosis: A thick belief that life won’t work for you.
I’ll never make it.” – Heart Problems: Longstanding emotional problems.
Herpes Genitalis: Mass belief in sexual guilt and the need for punishment.