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The things that produce learned helplessness, I think, are sometimes (after a certain age, at least) signals from inside the body telling your nervous system to do something. And if your resources don't tell you what to do, then you can get pushed by symptoms into a more helpless state in which the medical signals, to control you, and making you more helpless, just add to the internal stresses.
Ray Peat, Your Own Health And Fitness: Heart, Brain, Cancer, and Hormones