Skip to comments.Psychiatrists to brand grief lasting longer than two weeks a mental illness
Posted on 02/23/2013 10:54:26 AM PST by Drew68
THE grieving process is in danger of being branded a medical condition if a mourner feels sad for more than two weeks and consults a GP, according to an international authority on death and dying.
At present, mourners can feel sad for two months before being told they have a mental disorder, says Professor Dale Larson. Decades ago, a diagnosis could be made after a year.
In a keynote address at an Australian Psychological Society conference in Melbourne on Saturday, Prof Larson will express his anger about the American Psychiatric Association's new diagnostic manual, DSM 5, which is used in many countries including Australia and New Zealand.
The manual, to be published in May, allows a diagnosis of depression after two weeks of grieving.
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The “science” of liberal psychopaths.
Obama’s been president for... how long?
I meant to say, seeking treatment for many years.
Q: What is the name of a paranoid mental disorder that identifies all other individuals as potentially dangerous deviants?
A very shy guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman sitting at the bar. After an hour of gathering up his courage, he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um, would you mind if I chatted with you for a while?"
She responds by yelling, at the top of her lungs, "NO! I won't sleep with you tonight!" Everyone in the bar is now staring at them. Naturally, the guy is hopelessly and completely embarrassed and he slinks back to his table.
After a few minutes, the woman walks over to him and apologizes. She smiles at him and says, "I'm sorry if I embarrassed you. You see, I'm a graduate student in psychology, and I'm studying how people respond to embarrassing situations."
To which he responds, at the top of his lungs, "What do you mean $200?!"
“You are aware that this is just BS to ban people from owning guns?”
Damn straight! Be VERY CAREFUL what you say to your VA primary care physician with regard to your emotional or mental concerns.
It took a year to get over my dad’s passing and I still mourn him. Heck, I tear-up thinking about my former kitties.
You are an idiot.
Where in G Larry's post did he say that? There are idiots around here. It's not G Larry or me...hmmm, that leaves only one.
They are the high priests of Secular Humanism.
I refuse to asknowledge that religion. In fact, I deny the existence of psychiatrists.
My friend noted that the shrink had the nerve to charge him for the whole half hour ($100) even though he was on the phone for half of the session.
My friend never went back. Said if he went back....lock'm up....because he's crazy.
This is another example of the mask falling off and revealing the true liberal underneath (and yes, the history of most psychiatry associations shows strong liberal bias). They really do not care for people other than themselves...they see others as objects, numbers and obstacles. They want us to freeze in the cold to “save the earth”, fall prey to vermin by hacking away at the 2nd Amendment, make the killing of the youngest and the euthanization of the oldest a cause for celebration (abortion and Obamacare) and replace a successful choice (God) with one that never succeeds (government). They hate people, so any lengthy grief for another is a mystery to them.
I personally believe that grief over losing a loved one lasts a lifetime. It diminishes very much over time but is always there, only to end when we are reunited with them in a world a whole lot better than this one.
It’s about a 4:1 ratio of time with a loved one to time “getting over” loss thereof. Didn’t quite believe it until it took 1.5 years to get over the ending of a 6 year relationship.
This 2 week line is sheer idiocy. Anyone breaking up after dating a couple months would be labeled mentally ill - pretty much everyone either has been there or will.
The leading cause of “grief lasting longer than two weeks” is Barack Hussein Obama. There’s much grief for what he’s doing to America. We thought it could be cured on Nov. 6th, 2012 but the disease lingers and still affects millions of Americans.
In the blur of my father's funeral, standing in the receiving line, I couldn't remember a thing any of those kind people said, as they shook my hand, or even their faces - except one. A mutual friend told me confidently, "it gets sweeter."
That atypical statement alone stuck with me a quarter century since because, though I did not understand it at the time, it turned out to be so true. The horror fades, to be replaced with a more or less permanent scare.
Their position is definitely nonsense because there are so many different kinds of grief. And, as someone once said, if you life long enough life can seem to add up to "goodbye and goodbye and goodbye."
The only kinds of grief that could possibly be defined as mental illness, it seems to me, are behaviors that only appear grief-related. Attention-seeking behaviors one sees more often in 19th century novels, like Dickens' matrons still wearing black after 50 years, or never leaving a house.
In short, I think the kind of wisdom that can help a person discern between "healthy" grief and pathology can't be placed in their little categories.
I thought this was talking about GRIEF, silly me I didn’t realize it was related to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder...
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