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Is Everyone's Experience of Mental illness the Same?

When I was in high school, one of my friends got mono -- infectious mononeucleosis or kissing disease. He had a minor sore throat and, because his girlfriend was quite sick with mono, he went to the doctor and was tested. He tested positive, but unlike his girlfriend, he never got sick and said, "Well, I haven't tried to run a mile, but I'm pretty sure I could." Still, there is no doubt that both young people had been infected with the virus and one got sick while one did not.
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