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Being ODD is the New Mental Illness

Did you know that the main professional organization of psychiatrists has declared that arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity, cynicism, and antisocial behavior are all now newly-declared (by them) mental diseases?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) has taken upon itself the task of classifying mental disorders. Their Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard for the medical profession and “is used, or relied upon, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, the legal system, and policy makers.”

One big problem with classifying personality traits as mental illness is that the person’s legal status changes dramatically. Civil privileges such as driving can be restricted or revoked. Someone diagnosed with a behavioral, mental illness might well be forced into a treatment institution with no right to check out without the official approval of others.

The prospect of having to prove you’re not crazy after a medical categorization is not a pleasant one. A highly talented artist might create great work that expressed a satiric point of view or one contrary to the official government narrative. Under the new mental illness system, such a person has a disease.

Think about that for a minute.

Now, add to the list of arrogant, narcissistic, unusually creative, cynical, and antisocial mental misfits a brand new made-up disease that will surely threaten many outspoken victims’ freedoms. You’ve got to hand it to the shrinks who came up with this insidious “mental illness” – oops, there I go being all cynical again. Judge for yourself:

Oppositional defiant disorder – or ODD – is “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior.”

Symptoms that you are in an ODD way include:

  • Questioning authority. [Are they serious??]
  • Negativity. [Ditto.]
  • Defiance. [Ditto ditto.]
  • Argumentativeness and being easily annoyed. [Triple ditto.]

The DSM spells out how many of the “disease” symptoms must be present (as identified by the APA-approved diagnosing doctor) to make a positive diagnosis of a mental illness.

The APA must be counting on the fact that many people have never heard of DSM-IV where ODD made its first official appearance.

It doesn’t take that much smarts to figure out that the psychiatric elite are changing the game through legal means to allow the arbitrary diagnosis of anyone who “mouths off” or “dissents.”

It doesn’t take any smarts at all to know that extremely creative people are not mentally ill.

What gives these medical professionals the right to say they are right and the rest of us are wrong?

Medical doctors are in the business of diagnosing, treating, and curing diseases. Having created a whole new billing category for ODD cases, these physicians (sworn to the Hippocratic oath), offer treatment.

Is that surprising?

Does Big Pharma have a hand in this new medical business? Of course they do!

“When the last edition of the DSM-IV was published, identifying the symptoms of various illness in children, there was a jump in the medication for children. Some states even have laws that allow protectives agencies to forcibly medicate, and even make it a punishable crime to withhold a prescribed medication.”

There is now an even newer version of the standard guide to behavioral disorders, DSM-V. The “psychiatrist’s bible” was published in May 2013 and continued “determining insurance benefits and disability.” It also “affects the availability of special education and social services, and is a staple in court proceedings.”

One critic of DMS, Dr. Thomas Insel, who directs the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), wrote that his organization “will be re-orienting its research away from DSM categories” in favor of “developing a system that includes genetics, biomarkers, brain scans and other physical aspects of and testing for mental illnesses.”

Insel downgraded the DMS from Bible to dictionary – a list of terms and their definitions.

Not but two weeks later, Insel collaborated with the president-elect of the APA, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. to prepare a written statement for an official press release. After saying that the DSM “represents the best information currently available for clinical diagnosis of mental disorders,” the authors addressed the “patients, families, and insurers” in the audience who ” can be confident that effective treatments are available” – way to work in a sales pitch, boys! – ” and that the DSM is the key resource for delivering the best available care.”

Wow! I guess they told us. Insel was probably pink-slipped, but not before he could contribute this complete assurance that no one need question the authority of the APA or its DMS because the NIMH “has not changed its position on DSM-5.”

Think on this: over the past 50 years, the DSM has gone from 130 to 374 mental illnesses. That means they invented 244 new diseases in half a century. And that means there are hundreds more billing codes available to doctors’ offices as new revenue streams.

A majority of these illnesses afflict children. How many students do you know who take drugs prescribed by a shrink on the recommendation of a school psychologist (who is not a medical doctor)?

survey of the top 50 psychiatry earners for 2009-2010 revealed that they were paid by the top seven pharmaceutical companies.

Are you concerned yet?

Speak up now or forever hold your peace. Of course, if you do, you display one of the symptoms of ODD.

Are you concerned now?

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    So Trump is totally nuts 🤣

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    Let’s not forget these are the same suicide-prone coven of witchdoctors who in 1973 determined with a stroke of their pens homosexuality was no longer a mental disorder and showed the world what Pandora’s Box really looks like.

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    Beware, I have had my drivers license suspended in California. he resist movement has been weaponized to destroy conservative veterans like me. The liberals filed false SARS (Suspicious Activity Report Scenario) reports and false FBI Threat Assessment Reports in order to place me on the DHS FBI Watchlist as a Domestic Terrorist. Now I have no rights. A clear FISA abuse backed by the APA nonsense.

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    Considering the brain doesn’t mature until about age 30, of course, some will grow up and mature sooner. Having a disorder (?) under DSM is subjective and/or do we expect everyone to be cloned just to fit a DSM or others criteria? I did not mature because I was a geek type in early 1970 from being shy and working all through High School. Went into the USAF, matured, went to college and caught up mentally and became a health care doctor. Today I am still a geek, different, respected, make a good living and still act silly at time. What disease or mental condition do I have? DX: Living life without what others think of me. Give me my pills, I’ m dangerous to society and I don’t care ? LOL

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    But having no clue what your sex is not

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    Damned if you! Damned if you don’t! Guess I’ll just keep believing in and praying to God! Oops! I’m sure they will label me ODD for that one! (If they haven’t already!)

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    So much to reply to. I’m a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, but not a Psychiatrist. I’m now retired as a former clinical assistant professor of medicine doing music as a hobby. Much of what you say is speculation, much is true, and much is wrong. Your concerns about ODD are spot on, however the vast increase in numbers of diagnostic disorders over the years reflects advanced scientific knowledge far more than any “big Pharm” or Medical doctor”, “APA” or Other “plot”. The concern about Big Pharm money in medicine is alarming, but the vast majority of doctors I know are able to separate funding from the care of patients and don’t allow it to effect their judgment or morality in treating patients. Yes, there are a distinct minority of BAD doctors that do, but the vast majority do not. The problem is NOT about “revenue streams” for doctors, though perhaps it is for pharmaceutical companies, but about school counselors making diagnoses and recommending treatment, non MD’s providing care and prescribing, and frankly, people like you assuming plots and conspiracies where none exist on the MD level, though perhaps they do on the corporate/government level. MD’s are NOT corporations, though due to OBAMACARE and big insurance companies, many doctors are rapidly being gobbled up by corporate hospital chains and government entities as “employees” and this is a problem that could result in them having no real say in how patients are diagnosed and treated and THEN your scenario will likely become true, but without the input or profit motive of physicians playing any role at all and because there will be no physician pushback against it anymore.

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    This MUST be stopped !

    As to trusting government, Solzhenitsyn was quoted in the Observer, Dec. 29, 1974, as stating: “In our country the lie has become not just a moral category but a pillar of the State.”
    Solzhenitsyn explained how government-run healthcare provided a cover for Stalin’s political opponents to be “diagnosed” with psychiatric problems and given compulsory “treatment”: “It is not detente (a lessening of tension) if we here … can spend our time agreeably while over there people are groaning and dying and in psychiatric hospitals. Doctors are making their evening rounds … injecting people with drugs which destroy their brain. … There are tens of thousands of political prisoners in our country … under compulsory psychiatric treatment.”
    Solzhenitsyn stated: “If we don’t know our own history, we will simply have to endure all the same mistakes, sacrifices, and absurdities all over again.”

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    I’m extremely concerned! This basically means that if someone doesn’t like you, or a family member decides they want your inheritance or something of the like, they can just pick up the phone and declare you mentally incompetent and, BOOM, you’re not in charge of your life anymore. What happened to innocent until proven guilty?! Nowadays, your guilty as charged and your efforts to prove your innocence are viewed as ‘crazy’. This is supposed to be ‘Free’ America, where we get to make our own choices, that’s why it’s called freedom! And people are so wrapped up in social media, they buy into all the hype and over-reaction about everything! I miss the old days, when people waved at each other instead of flipping you off because you’re in their way.

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