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Also, I am completely aware that not all doctors are kind spirited as mine was. Some are not only ignorant, but patronizing, condescending and controlling and oppressive as well. I’ve encountered those people too. Not just doctors but also staff in psychiatric hospitals. The proposition to forgive these people becomes more difficult. They are truly hateful at times. Though I have to say, those people in my life were in and out of it so quickly–my hospital stays being brief–that I don’t have the same complexity of feeling involved when I think of them. They are just mean humiliating faces. My long-term psychiatrist was my “friend.” Like I said, I loved and trusted him—all the more reason that the feelings of betrayal I have about him are palpable.
Anyway, this is all in the realm of theory as I’ve not forgiven nor forgotten. I harbor deep anger and resentment towards all these “providers.” I think it’s okay to feel these things. It’s necessary to feel these things. Repression of these feelings is not the answer. That would only make things worse. So I will feel and I will feel completely and then I hope I will release the anger, the rage, the hatred.
It just feels heavy. I want to be light.
Psychiatrists say that being angry is a mental illness
Originally posted by patmac
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.
Originally posted by ladyinwaiting
I hate to burst your little bubble, but this is essentially inflammatory garbage. Use your common sense. Is this accomplishing what you set out to do? Cause people enough distress and disgust that they will post in your little thread and give you a flag?
For pity's sake......The DSM Committee meets behind closed doors and agonizes over the diagnoses and criteria. The most brilliant minds in the country work on this. Of course, you wouldn't know this, or know anything about it. You just take a little snippet and run with it.
Hoarding is already in DSM, by the way. It's under Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, which, by the way, it is an OCD. It can be debilitating, and although difficult, it can be treated. Ever been in anyone's home that was so cluttered there were maggots crawling through piles of "stuff"? I have.
I could go on, but why bother? Have fun at your little disinfo party. :
This is nonsense.