Thank You for What the Doctor Dis-Ordered
Is it just me, or does every human behavior find it’s way into a Disorder Classification these days?
We invent and toss around terms to describe behaviors, and compart-mental-ize feelings that produce behaviors, to a degree that we can no longer express an emotion, a habit, or a thought, without finding a picture of ourselves in the big clinical handbook of Diagnosis.
Any self reflective person can easily discover familiar symptoms in the Diagnostic Manual of Mental Disorders.
But the degree of the symptom is sometimes ambiguous.
You got your mental disorders, your behavioral disorders, your emotional disorders, your social disorders, and your thought disorders.
You got your attention disorders, your avoidant disorders, your personality disorders, and your dependancy disorders.
We live in a dis-ordered world.
I guess we are trying to order it by applying definitions to unpredictable humans.
Classification puts order in our lives, huh?
We like categories.
We like a good filing system so we can put our fellow persons into the right folders, in order, in our social cabinets.
It keeps us arranged in a system where it is easy for pharmaceutical companies to decide what drug to advertise most.
And it helps doctors order prescriptions to put us back in order.
I hope I’m not out of order here, but I think we’re getting carried away.
~ by leakelley on October 13, 2013.
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