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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.
“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.
Psychs are insane thus disqualified to determine sanity or the lack thereof.
At the very least, they've bought into a dogma that is just as invalid as leftism (which overwhelmingly supports psychiatry).
I agree. My wife was saved this year by her psychiatrist from being tormented by OCD all day every day to the point of incapacitation. That is actually the basic proper definition of a “disorder.” If the mental affliction doesn't severely impact daily life, then it isn't a disorder. That concept is missing from this article.
Yes, there is a lot of educated guessing in the form of trails (and errors) with different drugs bordering on witch-doctoring at times (it took three years) but some patients are more challenging than others.
So far I have begged, pleaded and ordered the guys in white jackets to get four of our family members with bipolar disorder in to see a shrink and onto proper meds. In some cases it took years, but they are all doing much better now and, frankly, much less likely to kill themselves (as my sister did 20 years ago when she was not properly diagnoses and treated).
Grieving a year after the death of a spouse can now trigger a recommendation for drugs due to “excessive grief”. Yet there is a serious move to accept things that are horrible:
* minimize sexual attraction to minors (pedophilia under a less offensive name) and act as if the attraction is OK, but only the rape is bad
* homosexuality in any regard is fine, it is only bad if you feel bad, and only the anxiety is treated, and conversion back to heterosexual is a crime in the offing
* considering yourself the wrong gender (I’m a girl, I want to be a guy) is now treated with hormones even in young children; children with “body dysmorphic disorder” aren’t counseled as to “why do you want to be the other gender” but “let’s give you hormones to change your per-adolescent body as you think it should be”
“Equilibrium” is a decent movie, but I think the liberals actually want to move toward “Brave New World”.
Every kid now has “autism”...
...or ADD or ADSD or STDs or whatever...
It’s all about the money. The taxpayer money.
It’s always about the taxpayer money.
...Of course, the only thing that is NOT a “mental disorder” is homosexuality.
No. Pushing a penis into a pile of sh** is just as normal as apple pie.
America is dead. The Democrats win.
Yep. The public school where we had our eldest in kindergarten tried to run that lie on us, which compelled us to take him out and find another route to educating him. Best thing we ever did for him and his siblings.
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