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A single young person estranged from society and family, who suffers from psychogenic pain, and tends to live ‘on the edge’, vacillating between aggression and depression; loners often have unrealistic goals, but are unable to work towards those goals
Prognosis Guarded; progressive depression, poor functionality, suicidal tendencies
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loner

Psychiatry A single young man estranged from society and family, who suffers from psychogenic pain, and tends to live 'on the edge', vacillating between aggression and depression; loners often have unrealistic goals, but are unable to work towards those goals Prognosis Guarded; progressive depression, poor functionality, suicidal tendencies
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Q. how do i get people to nitice me at the lunch table im a loner and every body laughs how can i be a coolie im want to be popalar how do it do i t

A. the best way to be cool, is when you stop caring if poeple find you cool, if you start twisting your life in order to be liked by everyone you're not cool, you're SLAVE.

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