So You Think You Know Hypophrenia

Hy.po.phre.nia

definition: MENTAL DEFICIENCY (according to Merriam Webster dictionary)

also, means: MENTAL RETARDATION (according to Taber’s Medical Dictionary)

People with Hypophrenia is characterized mainly by their developmental retardation of intelligence with intelligence quotient (IQ) below 70 points in most cases. They are unable to adapt themselves to the objective requirements in. (Observations on Therapeutic, Effectiveness of Li’s Prescription No.5 in Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation (Dementia) and an Approach to Its Mechanism of Action)

Most people (especially on tumblr) may mistaken it for ‘a vague feeling of sadness seemingly without cause’ (8tracks.com). But it is not. If they mean Hypothymia (a state of diminished emotional response, as in depression; according to The Free Dictionary), it makes sense. 

I really grateful that I don’t have hypophrenia. First, my IQ is above 100. Then, I can see that many people misunderstand the disease and label themselves it. How do this come up to my mind? Sadly, it’s because a girl friend, a really, really good friend of mine, write this on twitter. It’s a difficult word which is not usually used by people. I searched through internet on different kind of sources: dictionaries, medical essay and tumblr. All of dictionaries and essays I find, says that hypophrenia is a disease of mental retardation. Opposite to people on tumblr, they said that it is a sadness without any reasons. Because I think dictionaries and medical essays are true and can be trusted, I conclude that people on tumblr have a serious misunderstanding on it. It, then, becomes a chain-reaction. One reblogs it, then another does the same, and another, another, another until they forget the true (and it is an unpleasant) meaning of Hypophrenia. 

I write this on tumblr. I hope at least someone reads it. I can’t tell you this will be a useful thing and people will respect it. I deeply hope so (plus suggest that people should look for better and trusted sources). I want to change people’s mind on hypophrenia. It’s not pleasant to claim yourself as that. And close your eyes to real patients suffer from hypophrenia.

You are sad and suffering that you can call yourself hypophrenia. That’s when you know you are NOT suffering hypophrenia. Because, when you have lack of intelligence, you won’t even know this word.

Best of regards (and lucks),

Adrianie.

References:

Hypophrenia, 8tracks, viewed on November 12, 2011 <http://8tracks.com/thewallflower/hypophrenia>

Hypophrenia, Meriam-Webster Dictionary, viewed on November 12, 2011 <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypophrenia>

Hypophrenia, Taber’s Medical Dictionary, viewed on November 12, 2011 <http://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/ub/view/Tabers/143480/17/hypophrenia>

Hypophrenia, Tumblr by various bloggers, viewed on November 12, 2011 <http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/hypophrenia>

Hypothymia, The Free Dictionary, viewed on November 12, 2011    <http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/hypothymia>

Observation on Therapeutic Effectiveness of Li’s Prescription No.5 in Treatment of Cerebral Palsy and Mental Retardation (Dementia) and an Approach to Its Mechanism of Action, viewed on November 12, 2011 <http://www.lzzbh.com/english/27.htm>

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