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Psychiatrists say that being angry is a mental illness

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posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 02:54 PM

(NaturalNews) Proposed updates to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) are prompting many to question whether or not the psychiatric profession itself has gone crazy. The latest additions to the alleged "mentally ill" could include hoarders, people who get angry every now and again, lazy people, and even those who get outraged over things like sex and violence on television.

Since its first publication back in 1952, the DSM has grown exponentially larger with each subsequent edition. Many people are lambasting the American Psychiatric Association (APA) for trying to establish virtually all behavior as some sort of mental disorder that should be treated with psychiatric drugs.

"For this latest revision they've set up a special task force to decide if behaviors like bitterness, extreme shopping or overuse of the internet should be included," explained Professor Christopher Lane to a reporter from the the U.K.'s Daily Mail. "The science underlying all this is very shaky to non-existent."

The entire DSM charade is a ploy to characterize an ever-increasing segment of the population as being "sick" and in need of pharmaceutical drugs. There can be no variations in personality and individual characteristics; if a person does not live, think, and react in prescribed fashion, then he or she is sick and in need of treatment, according to the APA.


Now, I'm aware that this article may randomly spur a degree of mental illness in the whole lot of you. Therefore, I suggest that you all take your prescribed pills before you actually read it. To be safe, can you please remain docile and un-confrontational in your responses. Thankyou in advance.


[edit on 8-4-2010 by patmac]

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by patmac

prompting many to question whether or not the psychiatric profession itself has gone crazy

The psychiatric 'profession' has done itself no favours with the DSM

Phrenology seems 'scientific' in comparison

Hint: psychiatry, along with professional dog-fight compere, bestiality, professional con-man with specialisation in robbing the eldery and those who list stealing sweets from children as their part-time job --- is probably not something you should admit to at social events any longer


[edit on 8-4-2010 by Dock9]

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 02:59 PM
Your so right and the US has left all commonsense behind and handed themselves and their children to these quacks/pill pushers.

I urge those that don't know how this mental health scam works have a look at this guy.

Prof John Breeding

Come on people use that thing between your ears and take responsibility for your own state of wellbeing.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:08 PM
feeling ill? take a pill

feeling frill? take a pill

need a thrill?, take a pill

need to chill? take a pill

stressed by bills? take a pill

wanna grill? better take a pill

haha just thought of that off the top of my head.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:11 PM
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I'm sure there's a specific category for you

in that DSM

(and there's probably a specific category for those who decry the DSM in forums, too. And a category for those who like Elvis records. And for those who eat peanut butter straight from the jar. A category for those who save wrapping-paper and for those who brush bus and park benches with their hand before sitting. Oh, what would we do without the DSM and those who compile it, eh ? )

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:36 PM
I can only imagine the diagnosis for those who believe in Jesus!

That would probably require being institutionalized and given shock treatment,or lobotomy,or heavy sedation...above all,told to stay away from others!

But pedophilia,...that's probably "normal"!?

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:37 PM
God help us if the APA finds out we're on ATS - straight jackets are on the house!!!

The APA has done its very best to see that the few remaining members of the psychiatric field who genuinely believe in what they're doing, try their best to help those with quantifiable mental conditions and don't possess a "medicate first, ask questions later" attitude will simply be lumped in with those that do. Great job guys!

IMHO, the majority of so-called mental "illnesses" that necessitate medication are nothing of the kind - that being said, I do recognize that there are some conditions that do warrant intensive psychotherapy and, where necessary, medication. If this is included in the final edition of the DSM in 2013, that line will become so blurred it might disappear entirely.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 03:57 PM

Originally posted by mlmijyd
Your so right and the US has left all commonsense behind and handed themselves and their children to these quacks/pill pushers.

I urge those that don't know how this mental health scam works have a look at this guy.

Prof John Breeding

Come on people use that thing between your ears and take responsibility for your own state of wellbeing.

Excellent video. I commented awhile ago on a similar thread remarks mirroring this gentleman's comments in the video. My comment basically was that psychiatry was not scientific and fell somewhere along the continuum between astrology and neurology--but watching this now I see that it is even worse! I also finished my previous response by saying "welcome to the modern day inquisition", and he seems to share my opinion going into a bit of depth on the subject

I especially appreciated his comments at the end of the video where essentially he stated that the development of the DSM serves to negate compassion and understanding and any real hope of relief for true suffering.

Psychiatry has willed itself into existence as a means of classification and control and is decided by vote rather than any scientific means of evidence.

Perhaps ongoing and future neurological studies will help to offer some constructive revision.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 04:06 PM
Often I get very angry about scientists

I must be a very mentally ill person.

Where can I get help from??!!


posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 04:10 PM
So all these years I thought I was just being an ass. Imagine my surprise to find that I'm really just the unfortunate victim of a mental illness.

Oops - real post is supposed to be here too. It does seem like the APA is just following the trend of deciding that everyone is powerless to control their own situation. That general societal belief is necessary if we are to have a truly government-run world in which the wise government employees are here to save us from ourselves and each other.

Now they can save us from negative emotions as well.

[edit on 8-4-2010 by total_slacker]

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 04:43 PM
Well, lets hope that this kind of "science" is not enforced through some sort of socialized medicare. That would make all too much sense if "they" were able to detain people on yet another level.

This is complete bull doo doo. How do we prevent this from moving forward? Also, sorry for the vulgarities.

I can be a monster sometimes.

posted on Apr, 8 2010 @ 04:44 PM
Being angry all the time is actually a mental illness itself.

Some people are angry all the time, even at the most petty stuff or none at all.

It's like depression. Some people get depressed for no reason at all.

I do not think they intend to call people being angry "mentally ill". Feeling angry is a normal response to injustice, someone hurting you or your family or friends, etc.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 12:34 PM
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Just another way to push drugs on the populace and make more money. I have an overall lack of anger which could probably be considered a mental illness.
Anger brought nothing good to me anyway. From what ive seen spurts of anger and hostility can be a normal thing, or part of a mental disorder. Unless its hindering that person from doing everyday things and it causes them problems and grief i don't really see a problem.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 12:38 PM
It makes you wonder what would be considered "normal" by those people.

I've got a feeling that if we ever saw someone who was "normal" by DSM standards, we'd all think he was weird and would drive him out of town with torches and pitchforks.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 12:53 PM
If you can manage to live in this effed up world and not experience some level of frustration, depression or anger then God bless you.

I hope you enjoyed your frontal labotamy. Jello is good.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 12:56 PM
OH MY GOD what a load of propaganda from the natural news.

Did you read the original article? Natural news generalised and misquotes it like freaking mad - NO point in psychology is to just prescribe a pill - they're only making it out like this so youll be disgusted and buy THEIR natural snake oil.

READ IT - do you disagree?:

Do you live surrounded by clutter - ancient copies of magazines, your children’s old toys, articles you’ve clipped out of newspapers over the years?

If you find it hard to throw out things of limited or no value, you could be suffering from hoarding disorder.

Read more:

In my opinion its just a branch of obsessive compulsive disorder - compulsion to keep things of no real value for no apparent reason, and obsession, it rules their lives. Ever seen the tv show Hoarders?

There’s also ‘intermittent explosive disorder’, which involves occasionally becoming very angry suddenly.

Do you disagree with this one either?! Oh right, they deliberately left out the part about 'suddenness' because that is the KICKER. Yes, it is abnormal to randomly become enraged. This is often a symptom of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) or acute stress disorder. Its not about GETTING MAD, its about getting mad FOR NO REASON.

Do you disagree that people who obsessively go on shopping sprees, use the internet obsessively, or randomly become enraged for no reason, are acting abnormally?!

Distinguish propaganda from truth. Deny ignorance.

Medication is only prescribed IF NECESSARY. Do you think chronic schizophrenics taking medication to reduce hallucinations and such, should just let it be? Jeez.

There isnt the conspiracy within psychology, its just a propagandistic article trying to sell you its OWN natural pills. YES there is an over issuance of dumb ass parents trying to get their kids ritalin - they come in complaining of symptoms that could be of a NUMBER of things - including AUTISM. But they want the easy way out. They simply want easy problem easy answer. Pills are the easiest.

Blame parents, not psychology. You have to VOLUNTARILY accept psychological treatment - unless it is court mandated, or pushed by a parent, and that includes medication (unless you are a threat to well-being of others, as in violence).

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 01:27 PM

Where's my computer............ It was just here. MUST GET PRESCRIPTION UPDATED. MORE HAPPY PILLS PLEASE.

[edit on 4/9/2010 by hhcore]

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 01:38 PM
I am of the opinion that many (although not all) people are drawn professionally to occupations involved in mental health, because they are either trying to determine what is 'wrong' with themselves so they can change it, or prove that there is nothing 'wrong' with themselves so they can internally justify not changing anything. (Sorry for the run on sentence.)

Having said that, there is a difference between psychiatry and psychology per se. I personally have a difficult time with the mentality that feels it is appropriate or even possible to 'correct' behavior chemically. There are times when medication may be necessary, but they are extreme, and to my mind obvious. The push to medicate even the mildest of social/behavioral deviations based on opinion has become absurd and indeed dangerous.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 01:46 PM

Originally posted by Ridhya
In my opinion its just a branch of obsessive compulsive disorder - compulsion to keep things of no real value for no apparent reason, and obsession, it rules their lives. Ever seen the tv show Hoarders?

People that are 'obsessed' with ______ are often that way due to a social deficiency and not necessarily a chemical imbalance. Someone who is obsessed with their physical appearance, for instance, may feel insecure in their own identity and personality and ultimately feel as if their appearance can act as a crutch that aids their popularity within a small group. The same can be said with impulse/obsessive purchasing, where an individual relies more heavily on physical objects to counterbalance internal uncertainties. No pill can cure these things, but than again. Should they even be attempted to be cured at all?

Within nature, you can see certain birds that become obsessed with the color 'blue' and will literally build a nest with this color to attract a mate. Many other animals in nature fall into this 'hoarding' obsession as well. However, it's natural. It's fine. These kinds of things are NOT disorders, they are reactions to events that created an element of emotional scarring, not chemical disruptions. A lot of survivors from the depression have a tremendous hoarding problem as a result of being starved for a period of time.

To get personal for a second, I only eat half of my meals. No matter what it is. Half a sandwich, half a pizza, half a candy bar. This is due to a period of my life where I was practically forced to turn two meals into one. It became a survival tactic that I cannot shake to this day.

These kinds of tendencies should be studied to figure out where they come from, and if they are to a detriment to society or the individual. Sometimes, they are not harmful at all. This is how we evolve subtlety through our own lives.

posted on Apr, 9 2010 @ 02:06 PM
reply to post by patmac

Yeah sure, and i guess when they start pushing the population control agenda they'll say being horny is a mental illness....

Grabbing your wife/girlfriend's ass will land you in jail for sexual assault charges...

Its all about distorting the opposition into a bad guy to acheive the overall agenda...

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