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According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is published by the American Psychiatric Association, nonconformity and freethinking is a mental illness labeled "oppositional defiant disorder" or ODD. If psychiatrists follow the Fourth Edition of DSM diagnosis guidelines, people who stand up for privacy and freedom might be labeled as mentally ill.
Originally posted by fordrew
You are mentally ill if you are one of these:
* Oath Keepers
* Peaceful Activists
* Peaceful Resistors
* Those who partake in Civil Disobedience
* Those that question Authority
* Highly creative artists
You are a normal human being if you don't think I guess. Guess I am a loony.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior. People who have it may appear very stubborn. Temper tantrums, stealing, bullying, and vandalism are some of key symptoms of oppositional defiant disorder. ODD children may present as negative, defiant, unable to take "no" for an answer, deliberately annoying others, easily annoyed themselves, or blaming others for all that goes wrong. The child's behavior often disrupts the child's normal daily activities, including activities within the family and at school l
Originally posted by Whyhi
And again, since I probably should have just worded my post differently, I'll repeat it because you'll probably disagree, but anyways, there IS difference between having a mental disorder and just being angry at authority. Any legitimate professional SHOULD and probably WILL account for any outside reasons of why you are exhibiting certain emotions and such, not just go "Well kid, you do indeed seem angry, we're going to have to admitted to our nearest mental health facility as soon as possible, thanks for playing."
And again, put it into context and use some critical thinking here.edit on 16-11-2010 by Whyhi because: emilio estevez
But why should the therapist get to decide whether my emotions are appropriate?
Originally posted by notsofast
i thought this thread looked familiar...
ATS thread link
from back in september