Give me a fucking break–another “mental illness” proposed

This is the kind of shit that spikes my bile levels and makes me want to throw rocks through random windows. The august bunch of dickspews comprising the American Psychiatric Association is seeking to classify excessive resentment as a mental illness, dubbing the “condition” post-traumatic embitterment disorder:

The disorder is modeled after post-traumatic stress disorder because it too is a response to a trauma that endures. People with PTSD are left fearful and anxious. Embittered people are left seething for revenge.

“They feel the world has treated them unfairly. It’s one step more complex than anger. They’re angry plus helpless,” says Dr. Michael Linden, a German psychiatrist who named the behavior.

Embittered people are typically good people who have worked hard at something important, such as a job, relationship or activity, Linden says. When something unexpectedly awful happens — they don’t get the promotion, their spouse files for divorce or they fail to make the Olympic team — a profound sense of injustice overtakes them. Instead of dealing with the loss with the help of family and friends, they cannot let go of the feeling of being victimized. Almost immediately after the traumatic event, they become angry, pessimistic, aggressive, hopeless haters.

It’s this kind of eager, misguided horseshit, reminiscent of the cross-eyed machinations of the average citizen, that led me to reject the output of the psychiatric community–and humanity as a whole, in fact–a long time ago. People are wildly fucking stupid, which dogs me each and every day and chases me into the dark of most nights as well. If shrinks have nothing better to do than come up with imaginary forms of psychopathology, they should surrender their medical licenses, strip naked, and find a big-ass vat of sulfuric acid to jump into.

Jesus H. Scrawny-Ass Bipolar Christ on a couch. It’ll be a while before I can forget having read this worthless article.

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  1. #1 by Gingerbaker on May 29, 2009 - 9:22 am

    Kemibe needs a chill pill. He’s got a lot of anger and resentment in him. Maybe he’s got post traumatic asshole disorder.

  2. #2 by kemibe on May 29, 2009 - 9:30 am

    I’m just bitter because the “possibly related posts” aren’t possibly related to this one.

  3. #3 by Gingerbaker on May 29, 2009 - 9:57 am

    Sorry about the ‘asshole’ reference – no coffee yet, just woke up and didn’t realize that you were kemibe (MIchael?) My apologies.

    But yeah – you’re on quite a rant there! :D

  4. #4 by kemibe on May 29, 2009 - 10:05 am

    I’d be sorely disappointed if no one called me an asshole. I expect that people will pick up on the intention irony in my post, but then again I sound much like that at baseline, so it’s probably more obscure than I like to believe…and yes, you called my middle name. You’d be surprised at how many people’s names yield pronounceable “words” when you take the first two letters of the first, middle, and last names.

  5. #5 by jimfiore on May 29, 2009 - 10:44 am

    Yeah, after figuring out “kemibe” some years ago, I realized that mine was “jamifi”. The problem being that people would pronounce it “JAM-i-fi”, rhyming with Hi-Fi, and apparently meaning “To turn into a sweet, highly thickened liquid”. I prefer what we used to do as kids: Eroif Semaj. Sounds like a cross between a Tolkein character and a kid from the Indian subcontinent.

  6. #6 by kemibe on May 29, 2009 - 11:56 am

    Weird–my instinct is to hear “jah-MEE-fee.”

    I had KEMIBE as a license plate before it became an e-mail address/Web domain. I never thought about how it should be pronounced, but I favor “kuh-MYB”. Some prefer “kuh-MEE-bay”.

  7. #7 by HP on May 29, 2009 - 12:04 pm

    I see what you did there.

  8. #8 by Gingerbaker on May 29, 2009 - 1:49 pm

    Color me ‘Roalla’, which I can live with.

    I hit the jackpot with my porn star name ( your first pet’s name, and the street you grew up on ) which worked out to ‘Puffy Belmont’.

  9. #9 by jimfiore on May 29, 2009 - 2:32 pm

    My instinct is to pronounce it Jah-MEE-fee, too, but I think people would try to look for some “meaning” in it, and what with my music background and all… bingo, it’s JAM-i-fy, as in what the DJ does, or what garage bands do.

    Well, at least I wasn’t born Neil Peart. I read an article once where he said basically no one pronounces it correctly. I seem to recall it rhyming with ear, but with the added t. I’ve heard people pronounce it Pert (like the shampoo) and Part (like the spelling of Heart).

    “Roalla” sounds like some manner of deity in a grade B horror flick. Or maybe a variation on Nutella.

  10. #10 by docbushwell on May 29, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    Huh. Mine’s cyanga. Sounds like a pigment or some sort of truncated salt of cyanide.

  11. #11 by Lofcaudio on June 1, 2009 - 12:02 pm

    Cyanga sounds like a river that Natty Bumppo would have crossed in his adventures in upstate New York.

  12. #12 by Gerry Schulze on June 14, 2009 - 6:11 pm

    I happened to stumble upon this and I thought it was hilarious. Good work! Congratulations.

    Gerry

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