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Sicker than ever

The psychiatric employment plan. If they keep finding and labeling new conditions, they'll never run out of patients!

Lost  the remote control and can't be bothered to get up to change the channel on the TV? Don't worry, you're not lazy, you simply have sluggish cognitive tempo disorder.

Or maybe you're prone to a bit of a tantrum when you misplace the car keys? Possibly a sign of intermittent explosive disorder.

These are just two of dozens of extravagantly titled 'conditions' under consideration for the latest edition of the Diagnostics and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders


Tue, 02/16/2010 - 1:33pm

I thought they crossed the line several years ago when they invented "sex addiction." Really? Come on.
That's not sex addiction, that's "Hey, my wife's out of town."