It is best to do things systematically, since we are only human, and disorder is our worst enemy.
I think the artistic process comes from disorder. When you are happy, it's not always a feeling that you can identify. It's like a dog sitting in front of a fire. Pain isolates you, but it can also clarify things.
I was diagnosed with everything from schizophrenia to multiple personality disorder.
Journalism constructs momentarily arrested equilibriums and gives disorder an implied order. That is already two steps from reality.
All behavioral or mood disorders - including depression, OCD, ADHD and addiction - have some neurochemical components, but sufferers can still work to overcome them.
Having struggled with food issues and eating disorders myself, particularly when I was younger, I've long been interested in using it within my books.
I am an Ashkenazi Jew, and there are a whole host of genetic disorders that only Ashkenazi Jews have. I don't know if you know this, but 16 or 17 disorders that we carry the gene for.
Autism is an extremely variable disorder.
From a scientific standpoint, Aspergers and autism are one syndrome. Aspergers is part of the autism spectrum, not a separate disorder.
Eating disorders can have serious medical and psychological consequences which, left unchecked, can kill. Parents should address this issue and ask their children to discuss how they feel about themselves.
In the entirety of my life, I have never had an eating disorder.
As the president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, I represent the designers. And while we can by no means take the blame for eating disorders, we can play our part in addressing this important issue.
Fame made me develop a panic disorder.
I had this sense that I was part of, sort of a lineage of artists and writers through history that have had mood disorders.
Autism is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is characterized by social withdrawal, by repetitive behaviors and by some kind of focal attention in its classic form. Basically, it's an inability to relate to others.
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