Wednesday, November 16, 2011

LAST two chapters!!! : ))

Chapter 10 of John Ronson’s The Psychopath Test is about the misuse of the DSM. Robert Spitzer is the creator of the test. The problem with the test is that every normal has a disorder according to the test. The test makes it so that every little problem a person has is turned into a disorder. He later on in the chapter also admits that most of the disorders in the DSM are labeling normal people with a disorder they don’t really have. This chapter also mentions young children. There are many children that are diagnosed with ADD, but in reality, they are just young and hyperactive. One example of a child that was mistakenly diagnosed is Rebecca Riley. Her parents gave her bipolar medicine to get her to sleep because she was being to hyper. The next morning, she did not wake up. And the worst part  is that her mother knew that her child didn’t really need the medicine.

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