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Impulse Control and Psychiatric Labeling

Posted on the Internet Mental Health website , in a chart on Mental Health in America, taken from a Comorbidity study, behind Impulse are listed:

1. Oppositional-defiant disorder
2. Conduct disorder
3. ADHD
4. Intermittent explosive disorder

Wow! I can’t wait for the next edition of the DSM, and the disorders it may catalogue to pathologize human behaviors. Whatever these psychiatrists come up with next, it’s bound to raise some eyebrows.

This is only further evidence, to my way of thinking, that ADHD is an entirely bogus disease invented to deal with slow, troublesome, and otherwise problem students and young people.

According to this chart, 8.5 percentage of the population suffers from an Oppositional-defiant disorder; it will take 4 years on average for this condition to be discovered in its sufferers.

Wait a minute! I’m surprised it’s only 8.5 percent as what we are dealing with here is simple rebellion. That’s right. Rebellion is a disease according to the DSM. We all know what rebellion is. By contrast, Oppositional-defiant disorder is a bad joke.

You can go on and on about this, and to me, it’s still the same. Oppositional-defiant disorder in psychiatric jargon is rebellion in plain English.

9.5 percent will suffer from conduct problems. Alright, this I understand. Class clowns, hoods, and scoff laws make this category pretty easily. Thumb you’re nose at the law, in other words, and you’re nose could end up broken. This is disobedience, too, of the kind that makes the report card. There are no stats here on how long these scoff laws scoff the law before they get graded, er, diagnosed.

If the class clown should go on to pursue a career in comedy, well, we don’t have any reliable stats on that yet either.

8.1 of the population suffer from ADHD, and it takes 13 years for this disorder to be discovered.

A person could whine their way into a special education class if a person wanted to do so. All you have to do are exhibit behaviors that young children are apt to exhibit. Should one shows a lack of attention, be fidgety, squeal occasionally, etc., then one could be said to have ADHD.

Here is a general all purpose category for the problem student. Label ‘em, get ‘em ‘help’, and look, no more problem. In other words, they are no longer this person’s problem as they are that person’s problem.

ADHD in psychiatric jargon is child in plain English. Although all children have ADHD only 8.1 percent of them get caught. ADHD children often grow up to suffer from the adult variety of ADHD as all it takes to suffer from this disease is a visit to the psychiatrist, and psychiatrists are not prone to give up on paying patients.

5.2 person of the population suffers from an Intermittent explosive disorder that it takes 13 years to discover.

Whoa! And I mean it. When a cop pulls up behind your car, keep your cool. Otherwise you may end up in a court of law, and the judge may sentence you to treatment for this disease.

Intermittent explosive disorder in psychiatric jargon is road rage in plain English. Airports and airplanes are known to have problems with sufferers of this disorder; as are battered women. You might consider, if you suffer from this impulse disorder, anger management.

None of these diseases are really diseases, but now that they are listed in the DSM IV, try telling that to a psychiatrist.

One Response

  1. It’s been said of me that I lack impulse control. This is based on the observation that I can quickly reply in plain English to the blather uttered by psychiatrists and those that support them.

    One one occasion the subject of the blather was “lack of impulse control”. I instantly replied by telling the psychiatrist that impulses were experienced and that behaviors were controlled.

    He conceded my point. I then suggested to him that the layperson already knows what is meant when a person is described as being impulsive. That they seem to behave hastily and inappropriately in response to a situation.

    I pointed out to him that the term “impulse control” is not jargon. Jargon as used in all kinds of industry cannot be considered legitimate if it’s intention is to deceive the general public and support a lie within the industry. It’s no longer jargon, it’s a lie.

    The psychiatrist concedes my point with reservation. The reality is that I am smarter and more honest (intelligence and honesty are the same thing) than he is and have forced upon him a pause to consider.

    But he’s good at his job and he responds as I knew he would. He suggest that impulses arise unbidden, or for no “reason” in the diseased brain.

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