If you had symptoms of mental illness as a child, the idea of normality eventually came into question. Nightmares, abuse, acting out, pot smoking, using harder drugs and social isolation overtook my reality. These sufferings, manifesting disease, cast me out from college. Clinical signs of anxiety, depression, psychosis and mania seemed to lead naturally to self-medication.
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