Friday, 23 October 2015

Rule #76: ODD

No, it doesn't say odd. It's an actual acronym - O.D.D. It IS odd. but it's not the word odd. Check it:

Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a childhood disorder described by the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as an ongoing pattern of anger-guided disobedience, hostility, and defiant behavior toward authority figures which goes beyond the bounds of normal childhood behavior. Children suffering from this disorder may appear very stubborn and often angry.

A child? Stubborn and angry? Nahhhhhhhh., I don't believe it.
Apparently, to be diagnosed with ODD, a child must exhibit 4 of the 8 symptoms listed below:
  • Actively refuses to comply with majority's requests or consensus-supported rules 
  • Performs actions deliberately to annoy others
  • Angry and resentful of others
  • Argues often 
  • Blames others for his or her own mistakes 
  • Often loses temper 
  • Spiteful or seeks revenge 
  • Touchy or easily annoyed
Are you fucking kidding me? Those aren't symptoms! They're descriptions... OF EVERY FUCKING TEENAGER ON THE PLANET!
Gee, I wonder if there's a medication that can be purchased to treat this "disorder"? Oh, and guess what? Of the 170 DSM panel members 95 (56%) had one or more financial associations with companies in the pharmaceutical industry. One hundred percent of the members of the panels on 'Mood Disorders' and 'Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders' had financial ties to drug companies. What a crazy coincidence that the people who decide what constitutes a "disorder" happen to be the same people who profit from the sale of drugs that medicate these disorders. Craaaaaaaaazy coincidence.

Seeing as we're labeling every mood in existence, I'd like to submit a condition to the DSM.. (F.U.C.K.) - Fed Up Coming to worK - Ok, it's a stretch, I know. I guess I could've went with (DWWD).. (Don't wanna work disorder) but you know where I'm going with this.

In the new world, creating new disorders for the sake of profit will be prohibited.


1 comment:

  1. We miss you Snake. When are you coming back to work?


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