Skip to comments.Soon everyone may be “suffering” from a mental illness
Posted on 06/04/2016 9:26:58 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
The Malleus Maleficarum is a 15th century text which instructed Inquisitors in the proper methods of identifying, trying and executing witches. Many years ago, renowned psychiatrist Thomas Szasz (1920-2012) used the example of the Malleus to write: "In the days of the Malleus, if the physician could find no evidence of natural illness, he was expected to find evidence of witchcraft. Today, continued Szasz, if he cannot diagnose organic illness, he is expected to diagnose mental illness." Szasz was joined by other psychiatrists and educators in believing that the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders V (DSM 5) published May 18th, 2013 could be responsible for psychiatrists improperly diagnosing millions of Americans as mentally Ill.
Produced exclusively by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM provides physicians with a handy checklist of mental illnesses. Simply fit a patient into a category and a diagnosis follows, complete with treatment and prescribed medication, all approved by insurers and the federal Medicare bureaucracy.
And with the introduction of a new and broader category of diagnosis under the heading of Somatic Symptom Disorders (SSD), the DSM 5 literally threatens to license the application of a mental health diagnosis for all illnesses Duke University professor emeritus Allen Frances writes that a person will meet the criteria for SSD by reporting just one bodily symptom that is distressing and/or disruptive to daily life and having just one of the following three reactions to it that persist for at least six months: 1) 'disproportionate' thoughts about the seriousness of their symptom(s); or 2) a high level of anxiety about their health; or 3) devoting excessive time and energy to symptoms or health concerns.
In short, should a physician believe a patient to be pre-occupied or overly concerned with a physical illness, a diagnosis of Somatic Symptom Disorder...
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Everyone has hangups, but not all hangups are illnesses.
The trend seems to be that everyone deserves a life of perfection,
that humans cannot tolerate stress. It’s why I think the national motto should be changed from “In God We Trust,”
to “You Owe Me an Apology.”
I suffer from Liberal Nausea Disorder and I demand reparations!
“Produced exclusively by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM provides physicians with a handy checklist of mental illnesses. Simply fit a patient into a category and a diagnosis follows, complete with treatment and prescribed medication, all approved by insurers and the federal Medicare bureaucracy.”
This is Obamacare. An ever expanding computer database of all people and all ‘illnesses’. Just enter in the symptoms and out pops the treatment.
More often than not its what you’re already putting in your body that makes you feel bad not the need to take something else to cope.
People eat and drink cr@p.
For thousands of years man ate what he grew or killed. Not so much now.
A case where rocket science isn’t needed
Mentally ill? No vote for you!
or 3) devoting excessive time and energy to symptoms or health concerns.
= = =
Old retired guys around here ride their bicycles about 20 miles everyday.
That is excessive time and energy spent on their health.
They are crazy.
Everyone, that is, EXCEPT transgenders. And pedophiles. They're perfectly "normal".
Unless, of course, you’re on the LGBWTFOMGBBQ spectrum, in which case, you’re completely normal (and anyone who says otherwise is double-secret crazy and should be locked up).
Is mom said once i dont like your friends jeffery... he said just eat the veggies
Libtards, by definition, are mentally retarded.
Some of the worst of these fraudulent disorders are “Can’t do math problems” and “Drinks too much coffee.” But my all time favorite is “Disagrees with the doctor’s treatment plan”.
Diane Sawyer to Charles Manson: “Are you crazy?”
Charlie : “Me? Crazy? Back in my day, crazy meant something. Today, EVERYBODY is crazy!!”
Old joke: I don’t suffer from mental illness, I enjoy every minute of it!
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