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New mental disorder

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Andrew, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    There is a new mental disorder for patients who are sick for six months or more, and who are not as complacent about it as the doctor thinks appropriate. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog...-gone-press-containing-major-scientific-gaffe

    This all reminds me of the time I was very ill and the doctor told me he wanted to evaluate me for depression. I started laughing. He became defensive and said "We need to be thorough." I said "Then why don't you take my temperature." He did. It was 101 degrees. He said, "Oh, well, maybe you have an infection."

    BTW, this new mental disorder is the same one Suzy Chapman has been warning us about for some time now.
     
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    They're just catching up with this now? The DSM is filled with made up mental disorders so they can sell more drugs. ADHD/Ritalin comes to mind as a prime example.
     
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    That's right.

    It's worth checking in on her site for updates too: http://dxrevisionwatch.com/

    It seems a really complicated topic.
     
  4. Andrew

    Andrew Senior Member

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    I explained this new disorder very poorly. I've been trying to change my first message to be a better reflection, but I'm not doing a good job. Better for you to read the article.
     
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    Criteria #1: disproportionate thoughts about the seriousness of their symptom(s);
    Criteria #2: a high level of anxiety about their symptoms or health; or
    Criteria #3: devoting excessive time and energy to their symptoms or health concerns.

    These are the 3 criteria for this mental disorder. They seem to all say the same thing to me. It appears to be a way to control those patients that doctors find difficult to deal with. It could fit a person with an unexplained illness a well as someone who is trying to follow a healthy lifestyle.

    What it will do is provide a cozy nook to place all the patients for whom the doctor has no real answers. What will be the treatment? No doubt, CBT, GET and antidepressants. Yay!
     
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    Nice the way there's no clear evaluation so any doc can label any difficult patient as mentally ill. Who decides what is "excessive", "disproportionate", or "a high level"?
     
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