Skip to comments.How the Left Hijacked the American Psychiatric Association and Normalized Personality Disorders
Posted on 07/17/2017 9:06:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
“The Pentagon is working to delay the July 1 deadline to fully implement the Obama-initiated policy that one year ago lifted the ban on transgender individuals serving in the U.S. military.”
While the Pentagon directive to allow transgender men and women to join the military faces an indefinite delay this may be a good time to review just how America was ensnared with this Obama-era policy.
The evidence is clear—the American Left succeeded in lobbying the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to eliminate some of the sexual identity disorders from their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Most Americans have little knowledge of the DSM, its contents, and its implications. The DSM is published by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and “offers a common language and standard criteria for the classification of mental disorders.” It is used, or relied upon, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers. In the United States the DSM serves as a universal authority for psychiatric diagnoses. The Department of Defense uses the DSM as its source reference for psychiatric diagnoses and metal disorders.
First published in 1968, DSM-II, Section 3, Part V, listed Personality Disorders and Certain other Non-psychotic Mental Disorders. In this section, homosexuality was listed as a mental disorder. Under pressure from the Left and gay-rights groups, the APA compromised, removing homosexuality from the DSM but replacing it with the kinder and gentler descriptor: “sexual orientation disturbance” for people “in conflict with” their sexual orientation.
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Another commie goal achieved.
They also eliminated Narcissistic Personality Disorder from the DSM. Probably because so many people in the field have it.
I can only speak to my personal experience with OCD.
The prior DSM required that I recognize that my “fear and anxiety are excessive or unreasonable.” With over-valued ideas, however, I thought my fears were reasonable. I didn’t “officially” have an OCD diagnosis because of that.
New language also recognizes hoarding and cheek biting as compulsive behaviors. These were my primary behaviors but rather than diagnosis as OCD Docs following the DSM kept identifying me as “impulse coltrol elsewhere described” with perhaps some body dysphoria.
Changes like this made a large difference in treatment and medication offered. My quality of life has improved a lot since I was able to xerox a few pages from the new DSM and tell the doc “This is me.”
The Left IS a Personality Disorder!!
If you doubt then read some of the early works.
None of them were normal. None of them were nice people.
[The Architects of Western Decline: A Study on the Frankfurt School and Cultural Marxism]
- a severe mental disorder in which thought and emotions are so impaired that contact is lost with external reality.
"According to my opinion, and the opinions of many defectors of my caliber, only about 15% of time, money, and manpower is spent on espionage as such. The other 85% is a slow process which we call either ideological subversion, active measures, or psychological warfare. What it basically means is: to change the perception of reality of every American that despite of the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interest of defending themselves, their families, their community, and their country.It's a great brainwashing process which goes very slow and is divided into four basic stages.The first stage being "demoralization". It takes from 15 to 20 years to demoralize a nation. Why that many years? Because this is the minimum number of years required to educate one generation of students in the country of your enemy exposed to the ideology of [their] enemy. In other words, Marxism-Leninism ideology is being pumped into the soft heads of at least 3 generation of American students without being challenged or counterbalanced by the basic values of Americanism; American patriotism.--KGB Defector Yuri Bezmenov--Soviet Subversion of the Free Press (Ideological subversion, Destabilization, CRISIS - and the KGB)
XX + XX = FAIL
XY + XY = FAIL
XX + XY = Human
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