Oct 8, 2011

Learned helplessness

"Learned helplessness, as a technical term in animal psychology and related human psychology,is a condition of a human person or an animal in which it has learned to behave helplessly, even when the opportunity is restored for it to help itself by avoiding an unpleasant or harmful circumstance to which it has been subjected. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control over the outcome of a situation."

I really need a better shrink if it's come to the point I'm self-diagnosing on wikipedia

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