Myth: If I’m “crazy” today, I’ll always be crazy

Truth: First of all, “crazy” is a meaningless term—psychological disorders run the gamut from distress to psychosis, and only a minority of cases lead to hospitalization. Some people with milder depression and anxiety never have a recurrence after successful treatment. However, dealing with major depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia—among other conditions—can be lifelong struggles.