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