There’s a long and sordid history of governments using psychiatry for political repression. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual defines “oppositional defiant disorder” (ODD) as “an ongoing pattern of disobedient, hostile and defiant behavior toward authority figures.” ODD can evolve into “conduct disorder” (CD), which DSM defines as “wherein the rights of others or social norms are violated.”
Uh-oh. So violating “social norms” is now a mental illness as well.Read more »
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