Whether the latest edition of the American ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders’ actually proves that we are three times madder today than we were in 1952 is open to conjecture – certainly the manual is three times thicker than it was in its first 1952 edition.
The 2012 edition looks to break all records. It is planning to include ‘Intermittent Explosive Disorder’ which is the inability to control violent impulses and also ‘Internet Addiction’.
Since most Bloggers suffer from both afflictions, we can expect to be the object of study by a wide range of academics and clinicians excited by the new horizons for research (and research grants) opened up by this inclusion.
The pharmaceutical companies will be champing at the bit to develop a drug to cure our affliction – will there be ‘Biagra’ for those who blog is beginning to flag?
Will the government be looking towards the new classifications and a helpful psychiatrist to enable them to section Bloggers who are being particularly annoying?
- Letters From A Tory » First Class posts on Wednesday
- April 7, 2010 at 20:29