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I am damn fed up with S.S.D.
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SoulRiser Wrote:If the adults who made the rules were actually trustworthy and respectable, sensible people probably wouldn't question them all that much. Sadly this is not the case.

Hence why I decided to post that ODD is only a real problem when the parents who don't try to coerce their child to an activity and let them experience so much freedom while the child actually displays some of the symptoms. If anything, it's more of a personality rather than a disorder. The human brain contain the social mechanism for conforming and accepting the behaviors of other person, so the thing is that the one who have the real ODD may have a dysfunctional brain part or a very different neurological organization to do with the area of the brain. However, most people with diagnosed ODD don't have that neurological deficit. CC, you have to understand that I try to look into things into a different perspective than most of you for a reason and I think of the many possibilities.

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ODD is bullshit, and in my opinion, so is ADD.
ADHD... I think there's some truth to that, but I don't think it's as serious as people think it is or treat it as. I have a friend with it and it's definitely noticeable, she's really hyper to the point where it affects her behavior outside of school - but then again, that may just be her personality, maybe she's just really hyper....

Fuck, if those prescribing those Ritalin pills thought about it, according to the criteria for all of this shit, EVERYONE has or has had one of those disorders! >:(

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Re: I am damn fed up with S.S.D.

Absentinsomniac Wrote:
Quote:ODD Symptoms:
Frequent temper tantrums
Excessive arguing with adults
Often questioning rules
Active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests and rules
Deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people
Blaming others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
Often being touchy or easily annoyed by others
Frequent anger and resentment
Mean and hateful talking when upset
Spiteful attitude and revenge seeking

What the hell? They call that a mental illness?
It reminds me of that bullshit "nervous disorder" they used to diagnose housewives with, when the truth was that they were going fucking nuts staying home all day being bored out of their minds.

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Rebelnerd Wrote:Wait...you mean Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, right? You weren't just trying to type ODD and made a mistake? Because, yes, ODD is a load of shit.
Yes, I was typing ODD, fucked up and ended up typing ODD by mistake : Laugh
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Quote:ODD Symptoms:
Frequent temper tantrums
Excessive arguing with adults
Often questioning rules
Active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests and rules
Deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people
Blaming others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
Often being touchy or easily annoyed by others
Frequent anger and resentment
Mean and hateful talking when upset
Spiteful attitude and revenge seeking


Christ, they call that an illness? That's like saying being hungry is a disorder.

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Sanjuro Wrote:OCD is a made-up disease. Read "Outside the Box" sometime.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is NOT made-up, but it is frequently twisted and bullshitted. I know, I used to have OCD. I twitched, I did motherfucking "rituals" out of unbased fear, that sort of thing. I eventually got over it.
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SoulRiser Wrote:
Quote:Frequent temper tantrums
Excessive arguing with adults
Often questioning rules
Active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests and rules

Deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people
Blaming others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
Often being touchy or easily annoyed by others
Frequent anger and resentment
Mean and hateful talking when upset
Spiteful attitude and revenge seeking

Adults doing the non-italic things are the main causes for teens doing the things in italics.
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NowhereWoman Wrote:ODD is bullshit, and in my opinion, so is ADD.
ADHD... I think there's some truth to that, but I don't think it's as serious as people think it is or treat it as. I have a friend with it and it's definitely noticeable, she's really hyper to the point where it affects her behavior outside of school - but then again, that may just be her personality, maybe she's just really hyper....

Fuck, if those prescribing those Ritalin pills thought about it, according to the criteria for all of this shit, EVERYONE has or has had one of those disorders! >:(
Yeah, there are a few people out there who unfortunately ARE having non-voluntary trouble concentrating and such. OCD is also a real thing. Everything else is...debatable at best.
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This kinda reminds me of when "Dr." Stephen Colbert from the Colbert report diagnosed everyone in the world with "compulsive respiratory disorder" (or "restless lung syndrome")
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Charles Manson Wrote:“Look down at me and you see a fool;
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Osip Mandelstam Wrote:"I divide all of world literature into authorized and unauthorized works. The former are all trash; the latter--stolen air. I want to spit in the face of every writer who first obtains permission and then writes." The Fourth Prose, 1930.
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ODD is a real disorder. It is definitely over-diagnosed and used to force medicate kids no doubt, but there are a few people who actually have it. My friend's 10 year old brother, when he was told it was time to get in the car to go home, started biting and kicking people. He had the same reaction at home when it was time to go in the first place. He has physically assaulted school teachers many times, and was suspended I think 7 times before grade 3. A couple of times when I refused to do things like make him food, and told him to make his own, he climbed up me, started pulling my hair and trying to scratch my eyes.

I think the same is true of ADD. I know a couple of people who have that too. One is an adult, and is a pretty cool guy. He is as anti-school as any of us, and is one of the most intelligent people I know. But he is incredibly disorganized and forgetful, and can't focus on anything for long. He admits its a problem, and occasionally takes some of his daughters medication when he needs to concentrate.
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(03-02-2010 09:12 AM)Fire Elf Wrote:  
Absentinsomniac Wrote:
Quote:ODD Symptoms:
Frequent temper tantrums
Excessive arguing with adults
Often questioning rules
Active defiance and refusal to comply with adult requests and rules
Deliberate attempts to annoy or upset people
Blaming others for his or her mistakes or misbehavior
Often being touchy or easily annoyed by others
Frequent anger and resentment
Mean and hateful talking when upset
Spiteful attitude and revenge seeking

What the hell? They call that a mental illness?
And here I was thinking ADD was the most bullshit "illness" out there...

I actually have adhd so yeahNooNoo
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Holy crap. I remember special ed being slightly overreaching in my school district and I heard about these shitholes but mother of god, I didn't know they were THAT bad.

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Honestly, even if ODD exists in the fashion its proponents believe, it's still not always diagnosed in good faith.
And even if somebody really does have it, and it's nothing but a problem, they still deserve to be treated with compassion.
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Its called being an asshole, its not a disability. What the fuck

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Alucard, I used to rant about this kind of shit back in the day.

Schools legitimately do treat "disabled" kids like second class citizens. It's fucked up.

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