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Psychiatry Goes Insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder...
NaturalNews.com ^ | December 13, 2012 | Mike Adams

Posted on 12/13/2012 1:56:36 PM PST by Windflier

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Just in time for the quacks to label such things as patriotism, conservatism, dislike of big government, etcetera, "mental disorders".

Somewhere, Obama smiles.

1 posted on 12/13/2012 1:56:44 PM PST by Windflier
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To: Windflier

This stuff makes me crazy.


2 posted on 12/13/2012 1:59:42 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Windflier

Look under “H” and see if homosexuality is listed. I’m guessing that it is not.


3 posted on 12/13/2012 1:59:42 PM PST by centurion316
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To: Windflier
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).

No need for a prescription where there's beer.

4 posted on 12/13/2012 1:59:51 PM PST by bkepley
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To: Windflier

Will this treatment be voluntary?


5 posted on 12/13/2012 2:00:07 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Windflier

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.


6 posted on 12/13/2012 2:01:08 PM PST by Venturer
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To: massgopguy

BTW, if you have “anxiety” from work. You can go out on disability.


7 posted on 12/13/2012 2:01:43 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

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).”


8 posted on 12/13/2012 2:02:44 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Occasionally I suffer from PLE or Ping List Envy.


9 posted on 12/13/2012 2:04:19 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Windflier

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.


10 posted on 12/13/2012 2:05:19 PM PST by I Shall Endure
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To: bkepley

11 posted on 12/13/2012 2:06:25 PM PST by EEGator
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To: Windflier

"...I got two pages worth"

12 posted on 12/13/2012 2:06:37 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Windflier
Just in time for the quacks to label such things as patriotism, conservatism, dislike of big government, etcetera, "mental disorders".

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.

13 posted on 12/13/2012 2:06:44 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: centurion316
Look under “H” and see if homosexuality is listed. I’m guessing that it is not.

I'd bet good money that you're right. I'm sure that pedophilia is missing from the DSM as well.

14 posted on 12/13/2012 2:07:49 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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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)
(cautionary statement)

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
(4) irritability
(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


15 posted on 12/13/2012 2:08:24 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Venturer
Not one Pschychiatric prick has the nerve to call Homosexuality a mental disorder.

You're right. Homosexuality has now been 'normalized', and I'll bet some psychs are now leaning toward calling heterosexuality a 'disease'.

16 posted on 12/13/2012 2:09:24 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

My ex-wife agrees.


17 posted on 12/13/2012 2:10:29 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Cloward-Piven is a two way street. Move your capital out of the U.S. Let the economy burn.)
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To: I Shall Endure
The article is written by someone who doesn’t like psychiatry

Yeah? Why should they, when the psych profession is labeling every thought and emotion a "mental disorder"?

18 posted on 12/13/2012 2:11:50 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Yep, being prepared for possible natural disasters now makes you a mental patient in the eyes of modern psychiatry

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.

19 posted on 12/13/2012 2:11:54 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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To: Windflier
Excellent.
Where do I apply for my SSDI check?
20 posted on 12/13/2012 2:14:52 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: centurion316

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.


21 posted on 12/13/2012 2:19:51 PM PST by xp38
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To: Windflier
Two words: billable disorders.
"Ka-ching!"
22 posted on 12/13/2012 2:21:00 PM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Windflier
I psychologically tested and diagnosed patients for thirty years using the DSM. In each case, one instance of a certain behavior does not give a patient a diagnosis. It is prolonged behavior that becomes suspect and only if that behavior affects a patient to the point he/she can't function in his/her daily life.

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.

23 posted on 12/13/2012 2:22:36 PM PST by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Galt is freedom.)
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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.


24 posted on 12/13/2012 2:23:09 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: Windflier

Psychiatry is a mental disorder.


25 posted on 12/13/2012 2:24:03 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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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.


26 posted on 12/13/2012 2:24:28 PM PST by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: I Shall Endure
The article is written by someone who doesn’t like psychiatry, and is a polemic not strongly rooted in facts.

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.

27 posted on 12/13/2012 2:26:58 PM PST by Brian Kopp DPM
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To: Windflier

They have this bizarre obsession with labeling everything a “mental disorder.” Which is strange, since most shrinks are crazy themselves.


28 posted on 12/13/2012 2:27:34 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Windflier
Yep. And then there's the classification of indulging in self-destructive behaviors as a "disease."

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.

29 posted on 12/13/2012 2:29:46 PM PST by Finny (Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. -- Psalm 119:105)
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To: Windflier

Hoplophobia? Nope, not there.


30 posted on 12/13/2012 2:37:45 PM PST by real saxophonist (Looking for the joke with a microscope)
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31 posted on 12/13/2012 2:45:22 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o
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Did they figure out what the hell causes people to vote Obama? Or is that just a generic mental illness issue?


32 posted on 12/13/2012 2:49:49 PM PST by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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can’t...reach..keyboord 2...argoo....too mich...crap..in way...


33 posted on 12/13/2012 2:52:00 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: steve86

I knew this article would attract some psych defenders.


34 posted on 12/13/2012 2:58:38 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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35 posted on 12/13/2012 3:01:46 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: steve86
I just had a conversation with a Psych ARNP...

Do you work in the psychiatric/mental illness field, Steve? You seem very supportive of the practice, and apparently spend time commiserating with them.

36 posted on 12/13/2012 3:02:19 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Yup, fits right in with Obama care as well.. they want us all on happy pills, whacked out and not paying attention.


37 posted on 12/13/2012 3:06:42 PM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: discostu
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.

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.

38 posted on 12/13/2012 3:16:22 PM PST by Lazamataz (LAZ'S LAW: As an argument with liberals goes on, the probability of being called racist approaches 1)
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To: Windflier
I remember reading a psych book decades ago which had this quote: "The first act of brutality against a newborn child is the mother's first kiss."

Psychiatry is the biggest form of witchcraft in America.

39 posted on 12/13/2012 3:27:25 PM PST by aimhigh ( Guns do not kill people. Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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It takes a truly warped person to say something like that.


40 posted on 12/13/2012 3:36:22 PM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: bkepley

“No need for a prescription where there’s beer.”

A bottle in front of me beats a frontal lobotomy every time.


41 posted on 12/13/2012 3:48:56 PM PST by Toaster tank
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To: steve86

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.


42 posted on 12/13/2012 3:50:12 PM PST by bravo whiskey
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To: Windflier
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).

I have that movie: Equilibrium.

43 posted on 12/13/2012 3:50:27 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: MeganC
Psychiatry is a mental disorder.

I agree.

44 posted on 12/13/2012 4:03:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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but filthy disease ridden queers are considered normal... feh
45 posted on 12/13/2012 4:04:23 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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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.

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".

46 posted on 12/13/2012 4:05:17 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Psychiatry Goes Insane: Every human emotion now classified as a mental disorder ...

And somehow that surprises you?

47 posted on 12/13/2012 4:06:20 PM PST by x
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To: Finny
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.

As usual, your analysis is heavy with logic, reason, and facts, Finny. Couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks.

48 posted on 12/13/2012 4:08:59 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Made In The USA
Did they figure out what the hell causes people to vote Obama? Or is that just a generic mental illness issue?

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'.

49 posted on 12/13/2012 4:11:53 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: aimhigh
I remember reading a psych book decades ago which had this quote: "The first act of brutality against a newborn child is the mother's first kiss."

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.

50 posted on 12/13/2012 4:15:16 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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