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Posted on 12/13/2012 1:56:36 PM PST by Windflier
[Full title: "Psychiatry goes insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder in new psychiatric manual DSM-5 "]
(NaturalNews) The industry of modern psychiatry has officially gone insane. Virtually every emotion experienced by a human being -- sadness, grief, anxiety, frustration, impatience, excitement -- is now being classified as a "mental disorder" demanding chemical treatment (with prescription medications, of course).
The new, upcoming DSM-5 "psychiatry bible," expected to be released in a few months, has transformed itself from a medical reference manual to a testament to the insanity of the industry itself.
"Mental disorders" named in the DSM-5 include "General Anxiety Disorder" or GAD for short. GAD can be diagnosed in a person who feels a little anxious doing something like, say, talking to a psychiatrist. Thus, the mere act of a psychiatrist engaging in the possibility of making a diagnoses causes the "symptoms" of that diagnoses to magically appear.
This is called quack science and circular reasoning, yet it's indicative of the entire industry of psychiatry which has become such a laughing stock among scientific circles that even the science skeptics are starting to turn their backs in disgust. Psychiatry is no more "scientific" than astrology or palm reading, yet its practitioners call themselves "doctors" of psychiatry in order to try to make quackery sound credible.
Somewhere, Obama smiles.
This stuff makes me crazy.
Look under “H” and see if homosexuality is listed. I’m guessing that it is not.
No need for a prescription where there's beer.
Will this treatment be voluntary?
We know this story is BS because the one mental disorder that they do not list is Homosexuality.
Not one Pschychiatric prick has the nerve to call Homosexuality a mental disorder.
BTW, if you have “anxiety” from work. You can go out on disability.
More from the article:
“The DSM is now larger than ever, and it includes disorders such as “Obedience Defiance Disorder” (ODD), defined as refusing to lick boots and follow false authority. [snip]
You can also get diagnosed with “Hoarding Disorder” if you happen to stockpile food, water and ammunition, among other things. Yep, being prepared for possible natural disasters now makes you a mental patient in the eyes of modern psychiatry (and the government, too).”
Occasionally I suffer from PLE or Ping List Envy.
The article is written by someone who doesn’t like psychiatry, and is a polemic not strongly rooted in facts.
I’ll leave it at that. As someone who’s life was saved by modern psychiatry, I’d say if you need help, ask for it. If you don’t get the right kind of help, ask someone else. Medication is blunt instrument, but when it works it’s a Godsend.
"...I got two pages worth"
Communists like to lock up dissidents in mental institutions where they can be brainwashed, re-educated, or subjected to psychological, pharmaceutical, electrical, and physical abuse/torture.
I'd bet good money that you're right. I'm sure that pedophilia is missing from the DSM as well.
Title and article have zero credibility. Good example of journalistic “quackery” in the alternative medicine field.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder, for example, has been diagnosed for decades and is NOT diagnosed solely based on a little anxiety prior to an appointment or similar. In order to diagnose, a specific set of diagnostic criteria have to be satisfied:
Diagnostic criteria for 300.02 Generalized Anxiety Disorder
(DSM IV - TR)
A. Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).
B. The person finds it difficult to control the worry.
C. The anxiety and worry are associated with three (or more) of the following six symptoms (with at least some symptoms present for more days than not for the past 6 months). Note: Only one item is required in children.
(1) restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge
(2) being easily fatigued
(3) difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
(5) muscle tension
(6) sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless unsatisfying sleep)
D. The focus of the anxiety and worry is not confined to features of an Axis I disorder, e.g., the anxiety or worry is not about having a Panic Attack (as in Panic Disorder), being embarrassed in public (as in Social Phobia), being contaminated (as in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), being away from home or close relatives (as in Separation Anxiety Disorder), gaining weight (as in Anorexia Nervosa), having multiple physical complaints (as in Somatization Disorder), or having a serious illness (as in Hypochondriasis), and the anxiety and worry do not occur exclusively during Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
E. The anxiety, worry, or physical symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning.
F. The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition (e.g., hyperthyroidism) and does not occur exclusively during a Mood Disorder, a Psychotic Disorder, or a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association
You're right. Homosexuality has now been 'normalized', and I'll bet some psychs are now leaning toward calling heterosexuality a 'disease'.
My ex-wife agrees.
Yeah? Why should they, when the psych profession is labeling every thought and emotion a "mental disorder"?
I'm sure that is true in some cases, and is certainly true with respect to more than a few in FEMA and the rest of government, but most clinicians would not agree. In fact, I just had a conversation with a Psych ARNP about the very subject of prepping and she thought it sounded like a good thing to do.
It used to be once. Here is a short blurb explaining when the change happened.
In 1973 homosexuality per se was removed from the DSM-II classification of mental disorders and replaced by the category Sexual Orientation Disturbance. This represented a compromise between the view that preferential homosexuality is invariably a mental disorder and the view that it is merely a normal sexual variant.
So, I'll have to stick up for the new DSM-V. I was very careful in diagnosing, knowing that diagnosis would follow this patient and perhaps have consequences.
This isn’t actually anything new, the guy is just whining about it. The classic concept of neurosis was normal behavior taken too far. Obsessive compulsive disorder was the classic example, there’s lines between being tidy, a neat freak, and full on OCD. It’s displayable by moving something on their desk, a tidy person can ignore it, a neat freak will fix it immediately, OCD will then have to clean the entire desk. All these stem from the same impulse, but some take it too far.
Psychiatry is a mental disorder.
It’s not hoarding disorder until it interferes with your life. Having so much food, water and ammo stockpiled that you can no longer walk through your house isn’t being prepared, it’s a problem.
At one time, NaturalNews had links to a number of Scientology front groups as well as environmental groups that promoted population control, but I haven't checked lately. Mike Adams supposedly completed Scientology training in the past and Scientologists have a known irrational animus towards psychiatry and psychology.
Psychiatry and psychology are fields of medicine with grave problems, as noted in many posts above, but never take any criticism of these fields seriously from anyone even remotely associated with Scientology.
They have this bizarre obsession with labeling everything a “mental disorder.” Which is strange, since most shrinks are crazy themselves.
I love macadamia nuts, just love them. But I'm one of the few folks who, when I eat them, break out in cold sweats, get horrible heartburn, and if I eat enough of them, feel pretty sick. So you know what I did? I stopped eating macadamia nuts.
If I hadn't, would there be a whole bunch of "resources" for me and my loved ones to "fight" Macadamiaism?
As it happens, I'm also one of the few folks who break out in handcuffs and fits of aggression when I get drunk. I've spent more than one night as a "guest" at the ol' Crowbar Hotel because of it. So you know what I did? I stopped drinking. It sure as hell wasn't easy -- but it was very, very simple. And you know what happened? When I quit drinking, all the symptoms of the "disease" alcoholism disappeared!!!! Imagine that!!!!
On a par with the "mental disorder" angle -- if alcoholism is a "disease," it's self-inflicted and self-cured. A person with a real disease, like polio or muscular dystrophy or type 1 diabetes, would LOVE IT if all he or she had to do was cease indulging a specific behavior in order to get rid of all the symptoms of their disease. But they don't have that option because their disease is for real, whereas the addict's disease is purely behavioral.
All of this is a way to remove personal responsibility for one's actions, and to invest it in some outside influence best monitored by a supposedly benevolent overseer. Blaming booze for an alcoholic's problems is like blaming the gun for a shooting. And blaming a "mental disorder" for a person who chooses to defy convention, hearkens to days when left-handed children were forced to write with their right hands.
Hoplophobia? Nope, not there.
Did they figure out what the hell causes people to vote Obama? Or is that just a generic mental illness issue?
can’t...reach..keyboord 2...argoo....too mich...crap..in way...
I knew this article would attract some psych defenders.
Do you work in the psychiatric/mental illness field, Steve? You seem very supportive of the practice, and apparently spend time commiserating with them.
Yup, fits right in with Obama care as well.. they want us all on happy pills, whacked out and not paying attention.
Kinda like me, with sex. A normal person will get horny, a sex maniac will be preoccupied with sex, and then there's Laz, who will rut with anything that has a concave curve on it.
Psychiatry is the biggest form of witchcraft in America.
It takes a truly warped person to say something like that.
“No need for a prescription where there’s beer.”
A bottle in front of me beats a frontal lobotomy every time.
that may be how it’s defined but GAD is also used when nothing else fits so the insurance company can pick up part of the tab.
I have that movie: Equilibrium.
Commies only care that you're preparing to resist the New Order. That's why they'll label you with a psychiatric disorder for "hoarding".
And somehow that surprises you?
As usual, your analysis is heavy with logic, reason, and facts, Finny. Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks.
Now there's a question which begs for some honest research, though I think we can safely proceed from the maxim that 'liberalism is a mental disorder'.
Psychiatry is the biggest form of witchcraft in America.
The proper expletive escapes me.......you're right. Thanks for sharing that quote. It's simply mind-blowing.