Friday, November 1, 2013
I guess it's true.
All in the way you write the report.
I was reading the AOL Home page for news and ended up in the Huffington Post, Healthy Living section.
I can't even believe this.
We are at risk of being labeled a somatic illness. To me, it sets the Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue/ME fight back years. We have enough trouble being believed but stick us in the DSM-5 playbook and every doctor that thought we were being lazy neurotics will feel justified by throwing us a couple of antidepressants and shoving us out the door.
Every invisible illness is at risk. If you even act, what they interpret, as too concerned about your symptoms or have them disrupt your daily life, you are categorized as having a mental disorder and catastrophizing. Well, that can be anything from chronic pain to cancer.
Victims of PTSD, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Gulf War veterans, among others, have fought health and human services and the Institute of Medicine. These institutions have ignored research and tried to redefine the illnesses in purely psychological terms. It has been a long fight and it isn't over yet. It's a ongoing, continual fight.
But get this..........
IN ORDER TO DESTIGMATIZE PEDOPHILIA, (yes, you got that right), the American Psychiatric Association in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, THE DSM-5....distinguishes pedophiles who have a mental disorder as those who act on those desires. The ones who just think about it (no matter how much) do not.
Are they fricking kidding me??????????
I'm going to link to the article here because I want to make sure I get this right. Click on "article."
Get this: "The difference (from the last edition of the DSM) is you're not automatically saying that as soon as someone has a marked, unusual erotic interest that they have a mental disorder," said Ray Blanchard who co wrote the chapter on sexual disorders in the new DSM."
We have to claw and fight our way to be recognized and these "experts" in order to destigmatize pedophilia give these clowns a pass????????? Why in heavens name should these scumbags not have a stigma attached to this!
ARE THEY FRICKING KIDDING ME???????
Let me get this straight......
If you have anything that isn't evidenced based (yet) you are at risk.
You can be labeled as having a mental disorder.
But sit in front of a computer and look at naked children and desire them....
Unless you act on it......
YOU'RE OK!! YAY!!
What a crock.
And it really pisses me off.