Psy. now say non-conformity is a mental illness

Modern psychiatry has become a hotbed of corruption, particularly the kind that seeks to demonize and declare mentally ill anyone who deviates from what is regarded as the norm. This is abundantly evident in the latest installment of the industry’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, which dubs people who do not conform to what those in charge declare to be normal as mentally insane.

The so-called "condition" for why a person might choose to resist conformity has been labeled by the psychiatric profession as "oppositional defiant disorder," or ODD. The new DSM defines this made-up disease as an "ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior," and also lumps it in alongside attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, another made-up condition whose creator, Dr. Leon Eisenberg, admitted it to be phony on his death bed.

As you might suspect from this type of open-ended description, almost any personal behavior perceived by someone else to be undesirable or strange might be categorized as symptomatic of ODD. Children who throw temper tantrums or fight with their siblings, for instance, might be declared to have this supposed mental illness, as might children who express disagreement with their parents or teachers.

Disobedience and defiance are common behaviors among young children, and parents have long dealt with such behaviors by exercising proper discipline. At the same time, not all forms of disobedience and defiance are wrong, depending on the authority involved and the action petitioned. A child who is told by his teacher to keep his unpopular opinions to himself, for instance, and who resists this order might simply be exercising his freedom to express disagreement.

But that’s the problem with categorizing conditions like ODD so loosely, as virtually any uncommon behavior can be declared to be oppositional or defiant simply because it bucks the status quo. Famous minds of the past like Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell, for instance, whose unconventional ideas might have seemed crazy in their day, are the types of folks who today might be declared to have ODD or some other type of mental disease.

An even greater danger to using this subjective approach in the diagnosis of mental illness is that it threatens to curtail freedom of speech and political dissent. The federal government has already tried to declare those who oppose its tyrannical policies, or who simply question them, as having "political paranoia," a type of mental illness.

That last line ruins the entire article. Phone Post 3.0

Sounds Xtreme

"And here are your meds."

steve85uk - That last line ruins the entire article. Phone Post 3.0
I think the whole article was s setup for the last line. Phone Post 3.0

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steve85uk - That last line ruins the entire article. Phone Post 3.0
I think the whole article was s setup for the last line. Phone Post 3.0
Yep, its hard to believe a article written like that. Its obviously biased so its pointless. Phone Post 3.0

Good thread, will be nice to see the sympathizers of Mr. Marx making an appearance here.

Yes because there is only two types of view. :$ Phone Post 3.0

The writer sounds like they raised a shitty "indigo child" kid. Phone Post 3.0

Thought this was going to be about the Gangnam Style guy. Phone Post 3.0

bigwignj - Thought this was going to be about the Gangnam Style guy. Phone Post 3.0
Me too.
Article is obviously written by someone with an agenda and, while I don't disagree with the bulk of it completely, I'm guessing he/she has zero practical knowledge or background in the field. Phone Post 3.0

All I wanted was a Pepsi

Bullshit article, written by someone who could undoubtedly be considered a faggot

my first thought when I saw the title was that Korean singer was mouthing off about something.

Edit: just saw others above thought the same

Nah-uh!!! Phone Post 3.0

Steve Perry - All I wanted was a Pepsi
And she wouldn't give it to me. Phone Post 3.0

I was classified ODD by my high school shrink 15 years ago. That was before the new DSM , which leads me to believe the whole premise of ODD being me if bullshit.

Once they classified me, they tried to force me onto amphetamines and anti-depressants, which is funny, as I wasn't depressed and I didn't have attention issues. I refused and instead the public school paid 40k a year to send me to alternative school. An alternative school were kids sniffed coke and heroin in front of the teachers and we had scheduled cigarette breaks. Fun shit.
In the end, getting classified ODD was the best thing to happen to me in high school. Even if I am on some government list now as some subversive individual. Phone Post 3.0

I don't get warm fuzzies from this Phone Post 3.0

Odd exists, I have never been for medicating something like that. Sure it could be used for that ss it could be used by any govt in power, be it right or left. This article is biaed and has an agenda. I dont support the current admin. But just because they suck, does not mean anything wrriten badly about them is true. Phone Post 3.0