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Reply to comment by zoom_zip in Friday Free Talk! by kinshavo

That's ODD...

It's in the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders". However,

DSM is a medical classification of disorders and as such serves as a historically determined cognitive schema imposed on clinical and scientific information to increase its comprehensibility and utility.”

In other words, it's a categorisation designed for research purposes.


In the 1840s, southern alienists discovered a malady called Drapetomania - the inexplicable, mad longing of a slave for freedom.


zoom_zip wrote

the inexplicable, mad longing of a slave for freedom



deeppurplehazedream wrote

Professional psychology- by and large- is nothing but trying to systematically normalize difference, to control others.