Looking at the recent conclusions of the psychiatrists, those who were have non-Conformity and questioning authority like Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela had a mental illness in their youth. According to the last edition of the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, those who question authority may have a specific mental illness, especially men.
People who question authority, refuse to comply with status quo and are open to debate (amongst a host of other warning signs) may “suffer” from a condition called “Oppositional Defiant Disorder.”
In the latest edition of the Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, there are findings and arguments that bring new breath to modern psychiatry. For example, 18th-century medical doctors did not see the lack of attention and disorder as a disease that could be detected. According to the Washinton Post, if a doctor could be able to make a medical diagnosis at that time, he would probably have been given medication until Mozart had numbness of his all body. Wolfang Amadeus Mozart was a genius, and is said to have composed his first music work at the age of five. But Mozart also suffered from severe anger and behavior disorders in his childhood.
Experts think that newly diagnosed diseases increase unnecessary treatment and unnecessary drug use.
The diagnosis and definition of newly introduced mental diseases are thought to make excessive use of drugs and unnecessary treatment therapies normal. Since 1965, the number of mental illnesses has almost quadrupled, including DSM-IV disease. This means that in the last 50 years, 227 new mental disorders have been added to the list. The real problem is that this accelerated increase in mental diseases has begun to badly evolve our society.
Mental disorders are quite common in children
The shocking fact is revealed by the data. Recently, psychological disorders such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, depression, and distractibility are more common in children. The definition of each disorder is changing day by day and new symptoms are taken into consideration. This increase is on the same axis as the increase in mental discomfort among young individuals. Questioning authority and non-Conformity (DSM-IV) are more common in children. It doesn’t mean that it isn’t seen in adult individuals.
In the Soviet Union, those who were against the ideals of the Communist Party were also diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Those who opposed the ideals, policies and decisions of the Communist Party were detained from their normal lives with the diagnosis of a certain type of schizophrenia. The biggest symptom of this “discomfort” is to believe that the ideals of communism are wrong. To combat this disorder, people with this disease were removed from the community and subjected to forced medication and rehabilitation.
This type of practice is still being implemented by the United States
In the United States, patients who have been diagnosed with any mental illness are taking drugs on a mandatory basis. Hospitals in some states have even the authority to treat patients with forced medication. Even in some cases, it is a crime to refuse to take the prescribed drugs.
A scary future may be awaiting us, as it is now considered a mental illness to oppose the status quo
There is now a name for the disease as questioning authority. This poses a danger to those who oppose the status quo. It can be used as a way to easily control these masses using power for any repressive regime. Ultimately, all societies may be able to accept without question what the governments of the country do.