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(MSNBC)   Thanks to the DSM-5's new definition of General Anxiety Disorder, we can now all be labeled mentally ill. The Psychiatric and Pharmacological industries approve   ( ) divider line
    More: Stupid, DSM, anxiety disorders, Paleolithic, pharmaceutical research, stay-at-home mother, Temple University, IMS Health, American Psychiatric Association  
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3439 clicks; posted to Geek » on 15 Jul 2012 at 8:36 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-07-16 07:33:34 PM  
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Treefingers: Technically, we, as a society, are running at an anxiety baseline that should be reserved for those I'm-'bout-to-get-eaten-by-a-bear-fight-or-flight moments. The stress hormone, cortisol, is a neurotoxin, and should not be sustained in the blood stream for extended periods of time. In a state of constant anxiety, cortisol is prevalent in the bloodstream until we're asleep (providing you're relaxed enough to sleep). This is especially a concern for pregnant women, who expose their undeveloped child to daily surges of cortisol if constantly stressed out. In-utero cortisol exposure has been linked to all kinds of birth defects, developmental disabilities, a predisposition to schizophrenia, etc....

So.... I guess my point is, chill the fark out. Otherwise you're just going to eat away at your brain with cortisol. Do some yoga. Meditate, don't medicate: Just as effective as prozac, but FREE! (Big Pharma would LOVE that!)

By pure coincidence, I just sent this cartoon to someone this morning:
2012-07-15 11:50:01 AM  
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2012-07-15 11:47:42 AM  
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2012-07-15 11:19:47 AM  
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UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: In today's world if you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention.
2012-07-15 11:19:19 AM  
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I suffer from anxiety reading the Politics tab and depression since I can no longer figure out who the damn trolls are.
2012-07-15 10:11:33 AM  
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In today's world if you're not paranoid, you're not paying attention.
2012-07-15 09:47:29 AM  
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Gwendolyn: I could care less about labeling you
2012-07-15 09:36:11 AM  
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Hagbardr: I'm OK with this as long as it means I can get a script for medical marijuana.


"Doc, I'm nervous and anxious all the time, I need medical marijuana!"

"What are you anxious about?"

"Running out of marijuana!"

/I forget who I stole that from
2012-07-15 08:46:15 AM  
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"We're sorry. The entire US population has been diagnosed with General Anxiety Disorder. We have therefore dropped coverage of all of you, due to a pre-existing condition."
2012-07-15 07:01:30 AM  
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Damn, the Scientologists were right!
2012-07-15 06:59:19 AM  
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We could all be labeled mentally ill with DSM-I, it just took a little longer to look it up.
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