posted on 06/13/2005 7:11:09 PM PDT
This stuff makes me crazy!
Watching the gradual increase in the number of classifications of mental disease is driving me nuts.
posted on 06/13/2005 7:14:52 PM PDT
(<-- sick of faux-conservatives who want federal government intervention for 'conservative things.')
To: El Gato; JudyB1938; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Robert A. Cook, PE; lepton; LadyDoc; jb6; tiamat; PGalt; ..
FReepmail me if you want on or off my health and science ping list.
posted on 06/13/2005 7:26:00 PM PDT
(May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
Did someone mention mental illness?
posted on 06/13/2005 7:36:13 PM PDT
("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
Stochastically® speaking, those look like no substantial changes over the last two decades.
posted on 06/13/2005 8:17:15 PM PDT
by Doctor Stochastic
(Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
Speaking of fear of snakes, we have some awfully big timber rattlesnakes in these parts. Fortunately, I have some strong medicine
that I take whenever I wander out into their habitat. No more fear!
posted on 06/13/2005 8:27:21 PM PDT
(ATTN, ACLU & NAACP: There's no constitutionally protected right to NOT be offended -- Shove It!)
I trust shrinks less then I trust lawyers.
If you see a shrink at one end of the hall and a lawyer at the other end of the hall, run toward the lawyer.
On the other hand, if the lawyer and shrink have teemed up on you and there is an iron maiden nearby, run into the iron maiden and shut the door firmly.
If there is no iron maiden around, act as crazy as possible. Shrinks and lawyers working together can only really victimize sane people, if they think you're actually crazy, there's a chance they'll leave you be.
posted on 06/13/2005 8:50:29 PM PDT
by Duke Nukum
(Fiery the Angels rose & as they rose deep thunder roll'd around their shores)
To: neverdem; All
posted on 06/13/2005 9:19:08 PM PDT
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Everyone's crazy but thee and me...and occasionally I wonder about thee...
"Mental illness" is largely a matter of who's doing the defining. During the heyday of Communism anyone who didn't toe the Party line could easily find himself in a "mental health hospital." The dominant group usually has the power of confinement over any anti-establishment figure who crosses normative boundaries.
Certainly there are genuine psychotics and neurotics who pose hazards to themselves and others. That's real mental illness. But outfits like the American Pyschological Association have entered the field of politics and pose a huge danger, redefining mental illness along politically correct lines; as do the type of social workers who brought us terrifying travesties such as the McMartin Preschool disaster. This is very scary stuff.
posted on 06/13/2005 10:33:32 PM PDT
by Bernard Marx
(Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
Thanks for the ping. Interesting topic.
posted on 06/14/2005 5:22:02 AM PDT
raising questions about where mental health ends and illness begins.
Does the fact that I try to "ping" and "zot" people in real life mean that I've crossed that line?
posted on 06/14/2005 7:43:03 AM PDT
(I was Lucy Ramirez when being Lucy Ramirez wasn't cool.)
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