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Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Bitterness, a new mental illness?

Now psychiatrists want to label bitterness as a mental illness in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders). Their description of bitterness and the extensive damage it does is pretty accurate. It took them long enough. They would have come to the same conclusion a long time ago, and saved themselves a lot of time and effort, if they had started with the Bible:

Hebrews 12:15 (New Living Translation)
15 Look after each other so that none of you fails to receive the grace of God. Watch out that no poisonous root of bitterness grows up to trouble you, corrupting many.


At 6:13 PM, Blogger Bobmo said...

I just heard an ad yesterday offering help for Social Anxiety Disorder. If you have a fear of social situations, you could very well have this "illness."

According to WebMD, some situations that commonly provoke anxiety include:

> Eating or drinking in front of others.
> Writing or working in front of others.
> Being the center of attention.
> Interacting with people, including dating or going to parties.
> Asking questions or giving reports in groups.
> Using public toilets.
> Talking on the telephone.

Uh oh.

They also said that "children with this disorder may express their anxiety by crying, clinging to a parent, or throwing a tantrum."

Hmmm. So, based on this description, are there any children who do not have this disorder?

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Becky said...

It's really hard to tell the difference between "mentally ill" children, and spoiled children. Many of them suffer from the disease of "bad parenting".


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