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CDC: 'Nearly 50% of U.S. Adults Will Develop at Least One Mental Illness'
CNS News ^ | 06/13/2013 | Taylor Knoph

Posted on 06/15/2013 7:46:11 AM PDT by Rusty0604

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention says that at any given moment about a quarter of American adults are mentally ill and that over the course of their lifetimes about half of all Americans will develop at least one mental illness. In addition, says the agency, "mental illness is associated with increased occurrence of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, epilepsy, and cancer."

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Sounds like a case for gun control?
1 posted on 06/15/2013 7:46:11 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

“Liberalism is a mental disorder”

Disarm the Dem’s.


2 posted on 06/15/2013 7:47:41 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: Rusty0604

That’s the whole point of being able to confiscate somebody’s guns if he’s judged “mentally ill”.


3 posted on 06/15/2013 7:47:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Rusty0604
A LOT of hedging in that headline:

Nearly 50% of U.S. Adults Will Develop at Least one Mental Illness.

Really? Well nearly half of U.S. adults will drive a car to work tomorrow. Nearly half of U.S. adults will eat breakfast tomorrow. Nearly half of U.S. adults will celebrate father's day tomorrow.

Morons.

4 posted on 06/15/2013 7:47:58 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Rusty0604

Explains all the votes for Obama.

(Having not read the replies yet, I won’t be surprised if this isn’t the first such response)


5 posted on 06/15/2013 7:48:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Rusty0604

I was fairly well together, head-wise. Then I became a parent of teenagers.


6 posted on 06/15/2013 7:48:54 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: Rusty0604

Except that it also means 1/4 - 1/2 of government workers and elected officials are crazy as well at any given time.....sounds about right given history, eh?

A better case to be armed.


7 posted on 06/15/2013 7:49:09 AM PDT by Lowell1775
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To: Rusty0604

50% of the population is female, ‘nuff said.


8 posted on 06/15/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Rusty0604

I may have several.

One is intense hatred towards this central socialist government and the goon that sits in the oval office scratching initials and obscenities into the antique desk.


9 posted on 06/15/2013 7:50:07 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: Rusty0604

Obama is driving me nuts already


10 posted on 06/15/2013 7:50:36 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Rusty0604

This is a “duh” statement. One half the voters voted for criminal monkeys -— Democrap politicians!


11 posted on 06/15/2013 7:51:24 AM PDT by texican01
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To: Rusty0604

Since liberals are at about 50%, this seems to be a proven fact.


12 posted on 06/15/2013 7:52:36 AM PDT by Paladin2 (;-))
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To: Rusty0604

TRANSLATION: “We must manufacture a way to deprive Tea Party bigots of their 2nd Amendment rights.”


13 posted on 06/15/2013 7:52:49 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Affirmative action is racial profiling.)
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To: Rusty0604
Mental illness, says the CDC, “refers collectively to all diagnosable mental disorders” and that “the most common mental illnesses in adults are anxiety and mood disorders.” Mental illnesses effects "include sustained abnormal alterations in thinking, mood, or behavior associated with distress and impaired functioning."

Yep that is what it sounds like.

Any temporary mental distress will be grounds for permanent disability to own firearms.

14 posted on 06/15/2013 7:53:16 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: IbJensen

Psychiatry possesses an inherent capacity for abuse that is greater than in other areas of medicine.[18] The diagnosis of mental disease can give the state license to detain persons against their will and insist upon therapy both in the interest of the detainee and in the broader interests of society.[18] In addition, receiving a psychiatric diagnosis can in itself be regarded as oppressive.[19] In a monolithic state, psychiatry can be used to bypass standard legal procedures for establishing guilt or innocence and allow political incarceration without the ordinary odium attaching to such political trials.[18] In the period from the 1960-s to 1986, the abuse of psychiatry for political purposes was reported to have been systematic in the Soviet Union and episodic in other Eastern European countries such as Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia.[20] The practice of incarceration of political dissidents in mental hospitals in Eastern Europe and the former USSR damaged the credibility of psychiatric practice in these states and entailed strong condemnation from the international community.[21] Psychiatrists have been involved in human rights abuses in states across the world when the definitions of mental disease were expanded to include political disobedience.[22] As scholars have long argued, governmental and medical institutions have at times coded threats to authority as mental disease during periods of political disturbance and instability.[23] Nowadays, in many countries, political prisoners are still sometimes confined and abused in mental institutions.[24] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punitive_psychiatry_in_the_Soviet_Union


15 posted on 06/15/2013 7:54:49 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I realize that some people suffer horribly and need treatment but don’t ya think people are over diagnosed these days?

It is like it is expected there will be no bad days, weeks, months, years.

I think it retards our growing/coping process. It’s hard but pain and suffering do have a purpose.


16 posted on 06/15/2013 7:55:36 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Rusty0604; Revolting cat!
Over 30% of adults are diehard Democrats.

COINCIDENCE?

17 posted on 06/15/2013 7:55:52 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Rusty0604

I’m sure glad I’m in the half that is sane enough to be allowed to *keep* their guns. ;-)


18 posted on 06/15/2013 7:56:00 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Rusty0604
Sounds like a case for gun control?

No fair jumping to the end of the book! Of course it is the start of the case for banning all guns. After all, if you want a gun, you must be mentally ill.

Of course, the constitution doesn't say guns.

Arms. That means your sword, your knife, your gun, your club, your pitchfork, your icepick... But in many states, bearing a sword is a felony. Carrying an icepick is a felony. Carrying a knife is a felony. Oh, and carrying a gun is a misdemeanor. If convicted of a felony, it has become accepted that your rights to bear arms are eliminated. But many states rate carrying a gun a misdemeanor as courts long ago ruled that denying the right to carry a gun because someone carried a gun violates the 2nd. But turns a blind eye to bearing any other form of a weapon as being cause to deny constitutional rights.

But yes, think about your friends and family. Which of them would decide that someone with mental illness should have the right to keep and bear arms? Very few, I'd imagine. So the next step is to declare most everyone insane, and gosh, these taking of rights is only for their own good, and the good of the community. Can't have crazy people running around with guns, can we?

19 posted on 06/15/2013 7:56:36 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Rusty0604; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
Abnormal is the new normal!


20 posted on 06/15/2013 7:57:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Rusty0604

>> Psychiatry possesses an inherent capacity for abuse that is greater than in other areas of medicine.

I abhor scientology, but I share their hatred for psychiatry; they at least got THAT one very right.


21 posted on 06/15/2013 7:58:01 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Without GOD, men get what they deserve.)
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To: Rusty0604

That’s just crazy.


22 posted on 06/15/2013 7:58:36 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: Rusty0604

If that mental illness is fear the govt is after you then yes I could agree with that theory. :-)


23 posted on 06/15/2013 7:59:19 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: IbJensen

” scratching initials and obscenities into the antique desk.”...
The next childish president will put,”Obama has” in front of the initials-B.O.


24 posted on 06/15/2013 8:00:35 AM PDT by jughandle
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To: Pontiac

emotions=moods? It is natural for people to get temporarily depressed over some life events or to get angry, etc. It seems as though they are redefining being human to mental illness. They want zombies.


25 posted on 06/15/2013 8:01:22 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Yes! Nearly 50% are Liberal/Progressives and that IS a mental disease!


26 posted on 06/15/2013 8:03:11 AM PDT by SubMareener (Save us from Quarterly Freepathons! Become a MONTHLY DONOR!)
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To: Rusty0604

Proof: 50% are Democrats.


27 posted on 06/15/2013 8:03:51 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: Rusty0604
AMERICAN LIBERALISM / EUROPEAN SOCIAL FABIANISM,
is a lifelong curse.

the only cure: rational thought/intelligent
thinking skills..(mentally) growing up
or getting mugged by one of their ilk.

28 posted on 06/15/2013 8:04:27 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :)
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To: Rusty0604

I know I have obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder ...


29 posted on 06/15/2013 8:04:54 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: jughandle

Reminds me of the outgoing Clinton people taking the “W” off the keyboards.


30 posted on 06/15/2013 8:05:07 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

The problem is the proliferation of mental health diagnoses. Basically, your personality is now just the manifestations of your various mental illnesses, and the only people judged “mentally healthy” are those too boring to have personalities.


31 posted on 06/15/2013 8:09:16 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: Rusty0604

Half the voters voted for Obama. They are stating the obvious.


32 posted on 06/15/2013 8:10:51 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: dfwgator

What is CDC definition of mentally ill?


33 posted on 06/15/2013 8:11:35 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are direcFisher House' insttly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Rusty0604

That’s the plan!


34 posted on 06/15/2013 8:12:03 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: babble-on

Well stated!


35 posted on 06/15/2013 8:12:56 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: BunnySlippers
"I know I have obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder ..."

Obama must go, Obama must go, Obama must go ...

36 posted on 06/15/2013 8:13:33 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Java4Jay

CDC definition http://www.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/basics/mental-illness.htm

Mental Illness
Mental illnesses refer to disorders generally characterized by dysregulation of mood, thought, and/or behavior, as recognized by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, 4th edition, of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM-IV). Mood disorders are among the most pervasive of all mental disorders and include major depression, in which the individual commonly reports feeling, for a time period of two weeks or more, sad or blue, uninterested in things previously of interest, psychomotor retardation or agitation, and increased or decreased appetite since the depressive episode ensued. Learn more by viewing the pages below.


37 posted on 06/15/2013 8:13:49 AM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are direcFisher House' insttly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Rusty0604

It’s called liberalism.


38 posted on 06/15/2013 8:14:37 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Rusty0604

Mental illness = democrat. We are already at 50%.


39 posted on 06/15/2013 8:15:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Rusty0604

I’d say 47% of them are already there.


40 posted on 06/15/2013 8:15:44 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: Rusty0604

Yep. And a great way to control political dissidents. Your reservation, room for one, in the Gulag is confirmed. No smoking. No pool. No pets.


41 posted on 06/15/2013 8:17:35 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Rusty0604

On one hand, we have this. On the other, we have a psychological community that considers caffeine withdrawal a mental health disorder, but considers homosexuality normal.


42 posted on 06/15/2013 8:18:09 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: central_va

lol, population 50% women. Anyway I have eight in my family, gonna have to get rid of half? Which ones? What if I am wrong? Good reason to use those hollow points! Mind control. These guys would make hitler so proud of them.


43 posted on 06/15/2013 8:18:31 AM PDT by goinguplive
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To: Rusty0604

I guess Palin Derangement Syndrome, Bush Derangement Syndrome, and being registered as a Democrat are now classified in the DSM-IV?


44 posted on 06/15/2013 8:19:35 AM PDT by EscapedDutch ("Socialism is great until you run out of other people's money" - Lady Margaret Thatcher)
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To: FreedomPoster

According to the article, they are now including smoking (tobacco of course, not pot).


45 posted on 06/15/2013 8:22:48 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

That means one of the Obamas is mentally ill. Is it Barack or Michelle?


46 posted on 06/15/2013 8:23:55 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Rusty0604
emotions=moods? It is natural for people to get temporarily depressed over some life events or to get angry, etc. It seems as though they are redefining being human to mental illness. They want zombies.

Essentially yes.
Have you noticed, when approaching/appealing authority, that if you are dispassionate your cause is obviously unimportant — because you have no attachment — but if you show emotion then you're obviously you cannot have a rational case.

47 posted on 06/15/2013 8:31:24 AM PDT 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: Rusty0604

When the American Psychiatric Association classifies EVERYTHING as mental illness, the figure seems incredibly low. Anxiety and stress are APA classified while everyone else calls them......life.


48 posted on 06/15/2013 8:35:28 AM PDT by Cyman
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To: Rusty0604

you do*4r toocasan 9%$$#& illness but I @@@@@ $$$$$$$$ 4444444444 yipeeeeeeeeee.

‘Nuff said.


49 posted on 06/15/2013 8:39:46 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Paladin2

Liberals are NOT 50%.
2012 was Won by solid dem/lib vote, uncountered fraud and sit at home purists.


50 posted on 06/15/2013 8:42:05 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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