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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Debunk & Disorderly - A to C




debunk - to expose the sham
disorder - abnormal physical or mental condition

I've been reading the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) and it struck me that disorder is such a vile word. The DSM 5 mentions the word no less than 1,377 times with references to various illnesses and subsets of illnesses, the majority of which are just downright laughable. Then again, most know how these illnesses are arrived at, and for those that don't, here's a good place to start. In brief, in the 1800s  seven categories of mental health were distinguished: mania, melancholia, monomania, paresis, dementia, dipsomania, and epilepsy. By 1952 the first edition of the DSM was written. Fast forward to the year 2000 and work began on the fifth version. It's a bit like a movie franchise that keeps churning out follow-ups. Jaws, Jaws II, Jaws III etc.

I don't know who came up with the title of the book (manual) but it clearly shows how people with problems in their life are seen by the American Psychiatric Association, who create task forces to update each version of the DSM. They do this by a show of hands. For example, all the problems below were voted into existence. No tests were carried out, just discussion. The list below isn't all of the 'disorders' that have been voted on and some are subtypes of 'disorders' already in place. Be sure to click on each disorder for a description of what it means, or what the APA task force wants you to believe it means.

Most of the 'disorders' can and should be debunked as nothing but the imagination of white privileged gentlemen who want to impress their peers, moreover, want to keep the sham going. One has to bear in mind that all the 'disorders' below are alleged mental problems and all, according to the field of psychiatry, are manageable with 'treatment.' There's an awful amount of brain pellets ready to be prescribed, folks. Contrast the 7 disorders that were agreed upon in the 1800s with the modern-day (DSM-5) list below. For example, there are now 10 'disorders', but those are just the ones that begin with the letter 'A'. You and/or someone you know may just be abnormal.

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A

AD
adjustment disorder - the presence of emotional or behavioral symptoms in response to an identifiable stressor(s) occurring within 3 months of the onset of the stressor(s)

ADD
attention deficit disorder - a persistent pattern of inattention and/or hyperactivity-impulsivity that interferes with functioning or development

ADHD
attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
(See ADD)

ARFID
avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder - an eating or feeding disturbance (e.g., apparent lack of interest in eating or food; avoidance based on the sensory characteristics of food

ASD
autism spectrum disorder - persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts

ASD
acute stress disorder - the diagnosis of ASD can only be considered from 3 days to one month following a traumatic event (commonly referred to as the acute phase).

ASPD
antisocial personality disorder - a person with ASPD may present "with psychopathic features" if he or she exhibits "a lack of anxiety or fear and a bold, efficacious interpersonal style

ATSUD
amphetamine-type substance use disorder - a person who takes a substance in larger amounts and/or over a longer period than the patient intended.

AUD
alcohol use disorder - alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, into a single disorder called alcohol use disorder (AUD) with mild, moderate, and severe sub-classifications.

AvPD
avoidant personality disorder - a pervasive pattern of social inhibition, feelings of inadequacy, and hypersensitivity to negative evaluation

B

BD
bipolar disorder - a lifelong illness. Episodes of mania and depression eventually can occur again if you don't get treatment

BD1
bipolar disorder I - involves periods of severe mood episodes from mania to depression.

BD2
bipolar disorder II - a milder form of mood elevation, involving milder episodes of hypomania that alternate with periods of severe depression

BDD
body dysmorphic disorder - a relatively common mental health condition in which a person experiences excessive anxiety about a perceived defect in their physical appearance

BED
binge eating disorder - a treatable eating disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food

BPD
borderline personality disorder - a mental health disorder that impacts the way you think and feel about yourself and others

BPD (2)
brief psychotic disorder - an uncommon psychiatric condition characterized by sudden and temporary periods of psychotic behavior

BP-NOS
bipolar disorder not otherwise specified - may be used when symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder but fall short of a definitive diagnosis

C

CD
cognitive disorder - a category of mental health disorders that primarily affect cognitive abilities

CD (2)
conduct disorder - a serious behavioral and emotional disorder that can occur in children and teens

CIAD
caffeine-induced anxiety disorder -  a psychiatric disorder linked to the aggravation and maintenance of anxiety disorders, and the initiation of panic or anxiety attacks in those who are already predisposed to such phenomena

CISD
caffeine-induced sleep disorder - a psychiatric disorder that results from overconsumption of the stimulant caffeine

CRSD
circadian rhythm sleep disorder - a family of sleep disorders which affect the timing of sleep.

COFD
childhood-onset fluency disorder -  stuttering — also called stammering or childhood-onset fluency disorder — is a speech disorder that involves frequent and significant problems with normal fluency and flow of speech

CUD
cannabis use disorder - problematic marijuana use

CUD (2)
cocaine use disorder - problematic cocaine use

To be continued...


Bob Fiddaman


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