Thursday, March 27, 2014

I'm Sure The Government Would Like To Cure Me, Too

The things you find on the internet.
Hell, this is four year old news I had seen and forgotten about but I would bet money it's still true.

Is nonconformity and freethinking a mental illness? According to the newest edition of the DSM-IV (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), it certainly is. The manual identifies a new mental illness called “oppositional defiant disorder” or ODD. Defined as an “ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior,” symptoms include questioning authority, negativity, defiance, argumentativeness, and being easily annoyed.

Fuck, they pegged me.

Guilty on all counts there. Apparently I have been unwell since early childhood. Who knew?
Isn't modern medicine amazing?

New mental illnesses identified by the DSM-IV include arrogance, narcissism, above-average creativity, cynicism, and antisocial behavior. In the past, these were called “personality traits,” but now they’re diseases.

And there are treatments available.

You bet your homesick ass there are and they would love to get you into the system and try out as many as possible on ya.

By the way, you won't be needing that firearm anymore once they put your name on that piece of paper and enter it into the computer.

Somehow I doubt that they will bother mentioning that up front.

The bastards would love to see us all doing the Thorazine Shuffle, it makes you so much more docile.


Grog said...

Ay feal muuch bettar synce mi doktr gav mi sum medacin fur mi lak uf respek fur pepl and kops, nou ay kan wurc an spek wif pepl, an ay don questun wi the guvmnt dus stuf, an lif is relly neat. ;)

Xenolith said...

"above average creativity"? FUCK!

Chris Mallory said...

ODD used to be what they called "normal Americans".

Anonymous said...

If you think that's scary, google for "counterdependency." Being a grownup and taking responsibility for yourself and your life are now mental illnesses.

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