Whenever there is authority, there is a natural inclination towards disobedience.
~ Thomas C. Haliburton
Oppositional Disorder is now a mental illness. Mostly affecting disaffected youths, it Is a set of behaviors that include disobedience, hostility, negativity and so on. We used to just call them annoying, free thinkers, creative independents, disobedient, and in the case of teens, normal, but no longer. Now they are mentally ill.
I worked with slews of these youngsters. They know full well what they are doing and are usually going through a phase, though some move on to anti-social behaviors if left unchecked. Some even turn out to be sociopathic because society likes to make excuses for them and not hold them responsible.
Now thanks to the DSM, they will merely be considered mentally ill and victims of something they can’t help, even though they can and should.
There is a diagnosis for everything now and all these newly discovered mentally ill people are eligible for disability income at taxpayer expense.
This is also a big boon for the professions of psychiatry and psychology – lots more clients and government funding for the care of disobedient and fresh children.
Nothing like over-diagnosing and over-medicating to help destroy a civilization. Nothing like making fresh children feel crazy – how cool is that?
…This should give any freethinking American reason for worry.
The Soviet Union used new “mental illnesses” for political repression. People who didn’t accept the beliefs of the Communist Party developed a new type of schizophrenia. They suffered from the delusion of believing communism was wrong. They were isolated, forcefully medicated, and put through repressive “therapy” to bring them back to sanity.[that is fact and it is a good reason for not allowing indoctrination and propaganda to be promulgated.]
When the last edition of the DSM-IV was published, identifying the symptoms of various mental illnesses in children, there was a jump in the diagnosis and medication of children. Some states have laws that allow protective agencies to forcibly medicate, and even make it a punishable crime to withhold medication. This paints a chilling picture for those of us who are nonconformists.[including the likes of Einstein, Tesla, and Jobs – wouldn’t want too many of them in our dumbed-down world].
Although the authors of the manual claim no ulterior motives but simply better diagnostic practices, the labeling of freethinking and nonconformity as mental illnesses has a lot of potential for abuse. It can easily become a weapon in the arsenal of a repressive state…Read more: Off the Grid
Oh, by the way, this is the same group of people who are thinking of removing pedophiles from the list of mentally ill.