Scientists have shown that girls like me have a genetic condition, not a mental-health problem. That good news for me, and girls like me. Eventually, word will get around, and that’s good.
The previous premise, that girls like me have a screw loose, made for a very unpleasant situation. I bought into it. I was always making deprecating comments about my lack of mental health. It was a huge relief to learn I’m not crazy, I just have a genetic anomaly.
Nicer yet is that version 5 of the Diagnostic and Statistic Manual (DSM V) recognizes this situation, formally. The DSM is the official standard for mental health diagnoses in the field of psychology in the US.
I saw my first copy of the DSM V book today. Yay!