'Mums with PND are just attention seeking psychopaths'

(33 Posts)
Poppet48 Fri 22-Mar-13 18:15:05

As said by my 'D'Father.

I suffered horrendously with PND, I was on antidepressants and I have had various sessions involving talking therapy and also CBT.

I was so angry at his comment that I said 'That is a fucking disgusting thing to say'.

It was the one of the worst things that I have been through and now I know exactly why he wasn't bothered about me while I was suffering with this illness. Luckily I came out of the other side after suffering for over a year but it was a long battle for me and I finally saw a light at the end of a dark tunnel and I am proud of it and not ashamed about it at all.

AIBU to be extremely angry at his comment?

CremeEggThief Fri 22-Mar-13 19:30:19

[shocked] at his ignorance. Amazed people can still think like this in this day and age sad.

Tell that man he is a dick.

PND is an extremely serious condition that is often dismissed as 'the baby blues'. For a lot of women in can be debilitating, the same as any other mental health problem.

LittleBairn Fri 22-Mar-13 19:34:50

What a bastard.

monkeysbignuts Fri 22-Mar-13 19:35:06

I guess I am attention seeking then blush

mameulah Fri 22-Mar-13 19:35:27

YADNBU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

magimedi Fri 22-Mar-13 19:35:45

YANBU at all - and I am almost certainly closer to your farher's age than yours.

He is just an utter pillock.

I hope you are feeling OK now.

flowers & wine

Lucyellensmum95 Fri 22-Mar-13 19:38:23

Gosh, i feel really sorry for your father

That he can be that ignorant!

My mother is struggling to deal with my depression, i think that generation just don't get it - but what your father said was unforgivable, what possesed him to say such a thing? Is he always so mysoginistic?

MagratOfStolat Fri 22-Mar-13 20:15:25

YANBU - I had to start a thread a while back because of my utterly horrendous MIL who told me I was being dramatic, was using it as an excuse to do bugger-all, was attention-seeking, was behaving like "a frothy-mouthed psycho", I should snap myself out of it... repeat to infinity.

At one point I was even denied an invitation to a family gathering on my side because one of my distant relatives objected to them inviting somebody as "unhinged" as me along.

It was disgusting, and I'm honestly still ashamed of their behaviour. MIL is a whole therapist-load of problems in and of herself, but to have others pile in was just horrendous.

People who think like this are just fucking disgusting.

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