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Shy much? Do you grieve for lost loved ones? You are now officially "mentally ill!"

In an ongoing effort to label normal behavior as abnormal, and destructive behavior as acceptable, the American Psychiatric Association is releasing its latest version of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), where in it, Millions of healthy people - including shy or defiant children, grieving relatives and people with fetishes - may be wrongly labeled mentally ill

...Some diagnoses - for conditions like "oppositional defiant disorder" and "apathy syndrome" - risk devaluing the seriousness of mental illness and medicalizing behaviors most people would consider normal or just mildly eccentric, the experts said.

At the other end of the spectrum, the new DSM, due out next year, could give medical diagnoses for serial rapists and sex abusers - under labels like "paraphilic coercive disorder" - and may allow offenders to escape prison by providing what could be seen as an excuse for their behavior, they added.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/02/09/shyness-illness-in-...

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I REJECT THIS ARTICLE AND DEMAND FREE HEALTH CARE

I assert my full-blown pathology. The prison/medical industrial complex is a job creator! Down with FoxNews!

There is nothing strange about having a bar of soap in your right pocket, it's just what's happening.

Have they listed Paul supporters in there yet?

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DSM-IV's entertaining reading, so I can't wait for the fifth ed.

I have the DSM-IV. It makes for entertaining reading, particularly the diagnoses of sexual deviance.

Makes me wonder about the purpose of the whole field, as though psychiatry/psychology is the classic example of "make-work" for academics and professionals.

So naturally, I can't wait for the fifth edition!

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Gulag for you!

Enemies of the State must by definition be "mentally defective".

Wonderful

This reminds me of a this "BALTIMORE, MD, August 16, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Researchers from several prominent U.S. universities will participate tomorrow in a Baltimore conference reportedly aiming to normalize pedophilia. According to the sponsoring organization’s website, the event will examine ways in which “minor-attracted persons” can be involved in a revision of the American Psychological Association (APA) classification of pedophilia."

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/academic-conference-seeks-t...

"I have found that being rich is not about having the most but about needing the least"

I'm living this nightmare.

can't really go into details, the pedophile has rights.

Love or fear? Chose again with every breath.

I wonder

will people start appearing on national TV to admit they were mentally ill, morally bankrupt traitors who did naughty things such as chew their food 21 times before swallowing rather than the standard 24?

As for "oppositional defiant disorder", I got this slapped on me because according to my old school, I had an "individualistic, independent nature". Apparently that's a bad thing. I mean, how DARE I point out when a teacher is lying through their teeth and actually take an interest in education?

LOL thankfully my dad never bought into any of this BS or I may have turned out VERY differently.

If anyone here still has kids in public school-- pull them out NOW! Damn the costs and inconveniences. Your kids are more important.

A signature used to be here!

Thank you

I wonder if they are going to start doling out checks for these and call them disabilities?

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.