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Narcissism No Longer a Psychiatric Disorder (President no longer clinically insane!)
NYT ^ | 11/29/2010 | Tara Parker-Pope

Posted on 11/30/2010 9:17:03 AM PST by mojito

Narcissistic personality disorder, characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance and the need for constant attention, has been eliminated from the upcoming manual of mental disorders, which psychiatrists use to diagnose mental illness.

As Charles Zanor reports in today’s Science Times, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders — due out in 2013 and known as D.S.M.-5 — has eliminated five of the 10 personality disorders that are listed in the current edition. The best known of these is narcissistic personality disorder.

It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided to throw N.P.D. off the bus.

(Excerpt) Read more at well.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: academicbias; boyking; culturewar; disorder; everybodydoesit; impeachmentdefense; junkscience; narcissism; narcissist; narcissistic; npd; obama; obamatruthfile; personality; pride; pseudoscience; psychiatric; psychiatry; quacks; serialkillers; shrinks
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Pressure from the WH? So many other things have been thrown under the bus, why not this?
1 posted on 11/30/2010 9:17:09 AM PST by mojito
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2 posted on 11/30/2010 9:20:52 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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"It is a puzzle why the manual’s committee on personality disorders has decided to throw N.P.D. off the bus"

3 posted on 11/30/2010 9:21:55 AM PST by ari-freedom (Islam is at war against America, while America is at the mall.)
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To: mojito

Ha! Rush just opened his show with this story!


4 posted on 11/30/2010 9:22:13 AM PST by quantim (Victory is not relative, it is absolute.)
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It's the liberal/Affirmative Action way...if you can't clear the hurdle...LOWER THE BAR.

It's the left gaming the system...


5 posted on 11/30/2010 9:22:19 AM PST by FrankR (Don't let the bastards wear you down!)
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To: mojito

LOL Next, they will eliminate:

Hillary(stab-me-in-the-back)-derangement-syndrome, Rahm (dead fish)-Clintonista-paranoia, Christian-gun-clinging-redneck phobia, and visceral-Constitutional aversion malady.


6 posted on 11/30/2010 9:22:33 AM PST by SC_Pete
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What about hoarders (a year’s fuel/food/entertainment/ammo(well 10 yr)/etc. supply)?


7 posted on 11/30/2010 9:23:21 AM PST by Paladin2
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Once something becomes common among leftists, it no longer qualifies as a mental illness.


8 posted on 11/30/2010 9:24:42 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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You will notice that depression still qualifies as a mental illness.

The reason: leftists are quite happy with the misery they bring into the world

As a result, depression is not common among leftists.


9 posted on 11/30/2010 9:25:57 AM PST by Soothesayer (“None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license...")
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To: mojito

All Obama jesting aside. Do we need any further proof that psychiatrists are quacks?


10 posted on 11/30/2010 9:27:10 AM PST by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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If crazy people don’t know they are crazy, how could we expect them to tell if other people are crazy?


11 posted on 11/30/2010 9:28:17 AM PST by Gadsden1st
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People with personality disorders are not insane. Obama meets 8 of the 9 criteria for NPD. I looked at the DSM-IV for Antisocial Persoanlity Disorder (AKA Sociopath) and Obama meets more than the 3 criteria to be considered one.


12 posted on 11/30/2010 9:30:42 AM PST by Ptarmigan (God Hates Bunnies.)
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A lot of them are crazy themselves.


13 posted on 11/30/2010 9:36:24 AM PST by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Stillwaters
What in the world?

>snip<

One of the sharpest critics of the DSM committee on personality disorders is a Harvard psychiatrist, Dr. John Gunderson, an old lion in the field of personality disorders and the person who led the personality disorders committee for the current manual.

Asked what he thought about the elimination of narcissistic personality disorder, he said it showed how “unenlightened” the personality disorders committee is.

They have little appreciation for the damage they could be doing.” He said the diagnosis is important in terms of organizing and planning treatment.

“It’s draconian,” he said of the decision, “and the first of its kind, I think, that half of a group of disorders are eliminated by committee.”

Later in the article it quotes Jonathan Shedler as saying "The committee was stacked with a lot of academic researchers who really don’t do a lot of clinical work." That seems apparent. Also, a careful reading of the article doesn't reveal what the other 4 personality disorders are that the DSM V eliminates.

14 posted on 11/30/2010 9:37:22 AM PST by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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Do the “committe” members have names? Shame and embarassment do have a purpose.

I guess the faceless “committee” doesn’t believe in the science like the OweBama regime demands.?


15 posted on 11/30/2010 9:37:55 AM PST by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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This will interest the good Dr. O


16 posted on 11/30/2010 9:40:49 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: mojito

This really is bizarre.

It reminds me of the strange coincidence that everywhere he went, Bill Clinton was surrounded by dead bodies.

Just a coincidence, of course.


17 posted on 11/30/2010 9:40:51 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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If NPD is not a mental disorder, then why is Obama still on meds?


18 posted on 11/30/2010 9:41:14 AM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_ipthe_quintessentia_1.html)
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This was done by a committee.
Interesting to see who the members were.
It appears that the last time a category was
discarded was 23 years ago.
This is not a coincidence.
Barry is textbook, which is obviously why they declassified it- to protect him.

“Many experts in the field are not happy about it…
One of the sharpest critics of the D.S.M. committee on personality disorders is a Harvard psychiatrist, Dr. John Gunderson, ..”

Dr Gunderson is an expert in the field of personality disorders
and he is outraged.
He said the committee was “unenlightened” about
personality disorders.
“They have little appreciation for the damage they could be doing.”
“ He said the diagnosis is important in terms of organizing and planning treatment.”


19 posted on 11/30/2010 9:49:42 AM PST by Wild Irish Rogue
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Pressure from the WH, but it’s not about the President.
I suspect that you will see many ICD-9 codes disappearing as Obamacare takes effect.

If it’s not a disorder, they don’t have to pay for the treatment of it.


20 posted on 11/30/2010 9:54:03 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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