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Monday, July 22, 2019

Debunk & Disorderly - R to Z

Final instalment. They really went to town when deciding on disorders that start with the letter 'S'.
One has to remember that the following are all deemed as mental illnesses and all are, apparently 'treatable' with either talk or drugs.

Pay heed to the letter 'U'. It would appear that when you don't meet the full criteria, your prescriber gets a helping hand from those wacky APA Task Force members.

More sexual problems make the list of disorders again and also those who struggle with reading are also deemed to be 'abnormal'. Infants and children are targeted in this next block of disorders too.

Remember how the DSM once said homosexuality was a disorder but they later backtracked and removed it? APA Task Force members are now targeting transvestites.

Also, note how problems caused by medications are now deemed as disorders.

Which of the following disorders do you think is the most absurd?


reactive attachment disorder - a rare but serious condition in which an infant or young child doesn't establish healthy attachments

relational disorder - persistent and painful patterns of feelings, behaviors, and perceptions among two or more people in an important personal relationship, such a husband and wife, or a parent and children

RD (2)
rumination disorder - an eating disorder in which a person -- usually an infant or young child -- brings back up and re-chews partially digested food that has already been swallowed. In most cases, the re-chewed food is then swallowed again; but occasionally, the child will spit it out

RD (3)
rett's disorder - a rare non-inherited genetic postnatal neurological disorder that occurs almost exclusively in girls and leads to severe impairments, affecting nearly every aspect of the child's life: their ability to speak, walk, eat, and even breathe easily

RD (4)
reading disorder - occurs when a person has trouble with any part of the reading process


SAD (1)
seasonal affective disorder - a mood disorder characterized by depression that occurs at the same time every year

SAD (2)
separation anxiety disorder - excessive worry and fear about being apart from family members or individuals to whom a child is most attached. Children with separation anxiety disorder fear being lost from their family or fear something bad happening to a family member if they are separated from them

SAD (3)
social anxiety disorder - a chronic mental health condition in which social interactions cause irrational anxiety

SAD (4)
sleep arousal disorder - common in children. Arousal does not mean that the child wakes-up. The “arousal” is a partial arousal usually from “deep” sleep also called “slow-wave sleep”. Most commonly the child transitions from deep sleep to a mixture of very light sleep and/or partial wakefulness. This stage shift will commonly lead to a confusional state or a “confusional arousal

SAD (5)
sexual aversion disorder - one of two sexual desire disorders in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) and is defined as a "persistent or recurrent extreme aversion to, and avoidance of, all or almost all, genital sexual contact with a sexual partner

social (pragmatic) communication disorder - SCD encompasses problems with social interaction, social understanding and pragmatics. Pragmatics refers to using language in proper context

schizophreniform disorder - a mental disorder diagnosed when symptoms of schizophrenia are present for a significant portion of the time within a one-month period, but signs of disruption are not present for the full six months required for the diagnosis of schizophrenia

somatic symptom disorder - a form of mental illness that causes one or more bodily symptoms, including pain. ... The symptoms can involve one or more different organs and body systems, such as: Pain. Neurologic problems. Gastrointestinal complaints

somatoform disorder NOS - a psychiatric diagnosis used for conditions that do not meet the full criteria for the other somatoform disorders, but have physical symptoms that are misinterpreted or exaggerated with resultant impairment

sedative, hypnotic, or anxiolytic use disorder - a condition characterized by the harmful consequences of repeated use of sedative-like drugs, a pattern of compulsive use of sedative-like drugs, and (sometimes) physiological dependence on sedative-like drugs (i.e., tolerance and/or withdrawal)

specific learning disorder -  a disorder that interferes with a student's ability to listen, think, speak, write, spell, or do mathematical calculations. Students with a specific learning disability may struggle with reading, writing, or math

substance or medication-induced sleep disorder - the official diagnostic name for insomnia and other sleep problems which are caused by the use of alcohol, drugs, or taking certain medications

substance/medication-induced major or mild neurocognitive disorder - mild neurocognitive disorder due to substance/medication use and major neurocognitive disorder due to substance/medication use are the diagnostic names for two alcohol- or drug-induced major neurocognitive disorders― "major" obviously being the more severe form

stereotypic movement disorder - a motor disorder with onset in childhood involving repetitive, nonfunctional motor behavior (e.g., hand waving or head banging), that markedly interferes with normal activities or results in bodily injury

substance use disorder - occurs when a person's use of alcohol or another substance (drug) leads to health issues or problems at work, school, or home

SUD (2)
stimulant use disorder - include stimulant intoxication, stimulant withdrawal, and stimulant use disorder. They result from abuse of a class of medications known as stimulants, which include a wide range of drugs such as amphetamines, methamphetamine, and cocaine

schizoid personality disorder - a personality disorder characterized by a lack of interest in social relationships, a tendency towards a solitary or sheltered lifestyle, secretiveness, emotional coldness, detachment, and apathy

SPD (2)
shared psychotic disorder - a rare delusional disorder shared by 2 or, occasionally, more people with close emotional ties. ... Two people share the same delusion or delusional system and support one another in this belief. They have an unusually close relationship

SPD (3)
specific phobia disorder - a type of anxiety disorder defined as an extreme, irrational fear of or aversion to something

speech sound disorder - a communication disorder in which children have persistent difficulty saying words or sounds correctly

substance-related and addictive disorder - a craving for, the development of a tolerance to, and difficulties in controlling the use of a particular substance or a set of substances, as well as withdrawal syndromes upon abrupt cessation of substance use

sexual masochism disorder - the condition of experiencing recurring and intense sexual arousal in response to enduring moderate or extreme pain, suffering, or humiliation

sexual sadism disorder - the condition of experiencing sexual arousal in response to the extreme pain, suffering or humiliation of others

somatic symptom and related disorder - mental health disorders characterized by an intense focus on physical (somatic) symptoms that causes significant distress and/or interferes with daily functioning

sleep terror disorder - episodes of screaming, intense fear and flailing while still asleep. Also known as night terrors, sleep terrors often are paired with sleepwalking. Like sleepwalking, sleep terrors are considered a parasomnia — an undesired occurrence during sleep

sleep-wake disorder - occur when the body's internal clock does not work properly or is out of sync with the surrounding environment

SWD (2)
sleepwalking disorder - a behavior disorder that originates during deep sleep and results in walking or performing other complex behaviors while asleep. It is much more common in children than adults and is more likely to occur if a person is sleep deprived

schizoaffective disorder - a chronic mental health condition characterized primarily by symptoms of schizophrenia, such as hallucinations or delusions, and symptoms of a mood disorder, such as mania and depression


tic disorder - defined as repeated, sudden, rapid, nonrhythmic muscle movements including sounds or vocalizations. Tourette syndrome is diagnosed when people have had both motor and vocal tics for > 1 yr

TD (2)
transvestic disorder - cross-dressing, or dressing in the clothes of the opposite gender, to become sexually aroused. It must occur over a period of at least 6 months

TD (3)
tourette's disorder - a neurological disorder characterized by repetitive, stereotyped, involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics

tobacco use disorder - the most common substance use disorder in the United States. ... Nicotine is the primary addictive substance in tobacco; however other chemicals likely increase the addiction risk. Tobacco use appears to have an addictive / dependence potential at least equal to that of other drugs


unspecified anxiety disorder - used when there are anxiety-like symptoms that cause significant distress or impaired functioning. However, there is insufficient information to determine what particular type of Anxiety Disorder may be present

unspecified depressive disorder - category applies to presentations in which symptoms characteristic of a depressive disorder that cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of functioning predominate but do not meet the full criteria for any of the disorders in the depressive disorders diagnostic class

unspecified obsessive-compulsive and related disorder - presentations characterized by OCD features that cause significant distress or impairment, but which do not meet the full criteria

undifferentiated somatoform disorder - occurs when a person has physical complaints for more than six months that cannot be attributed to a medical condition


voyeurism disorder - this disorder refers to (for over a period of at least 6 months) having recurrent, intense sexually arousing fantasies, sexual urges, or behaviors involving the act of observing an unsuspecting person who is naked, in the process of disrobing, or engaging in sexual activity

Bob Fiddaman


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