Bitch on the Blog

February 15, 2010


Filed under: Despair,Happiness,Psychology — bitchontheblog @ 13:06

Sweethearts, I know it’s not Thursday (I can’t leave it alone, can I? Beginning to despise myself). However, even a Monday warrants a laugh, and we can always enjoy one of GM’s baked apples afterwards though I myself prefer Apfelmus (best made with Bramley) accompanying my Roesti.

In the privacy of your own mental state you may now decide which of the following applies to you:

“Sluggish cognitive tempo disorder” (lazy)

“Mary Whitehouse syndrome” (freaking out at a four letter word starting with f )

“Hypersexuality” (Tiger Woods and Mrs Mary Whitehouse; no, not in the same bed)

“Negativistic personality disorder” (whingers)

and the one I joyfully admit to

“Intermittent explosive disorder” (also known as adult’s tantrums)

For the scientists amongst us, say Cheerful Monk: According to a Welsh professor of clinical psychology “most of these diagnoses are meaningless and have no basis in science. But the more disorders there are, the more private business psychiatrists get.” Do I want to be cured? No thanks.

So yes, and this is NO bull, the above states of mental disorders will be included, for the first time, in the next edition of ‘Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders ‘- the psychiatrists’ bible.




  1. I knew they were changing the manual and that a lot of it is gobbledygook but I didn’t know those details. I mean anyone who thinks laziness is a disorder rather than a virtue? Come on. They’re the ones who should be locked up.

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — February 15, 2010 @ 18:34 | Reply

    • Cheerful Monk, fear not: Soon being ‘human’ will be a certifiable offence.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 15, 2010 @ 18:42 | Reply

  2. It appears it already is. 🙂

    Comment by Cheerful Monk — February 16, 2010 @ 05:50 | Reply

  3. Live and let live. Or as a friend of mine always says, ‘they’re all in it. Just sort them out.’

    Comment by gaelikaa — February 17, 2010 @ 14:56 | Reply

    • Yes, gaelikaa, “live and let live”. I have always found that line slightly confusing.

      If you follow it through we’d all be vegetarians; and let mosquitos and flies do what they do best, which is to annoy, instead of going after them with the nearest swatting implement to hand.


      Comment by bitchontheblog — February 21, 2010 @ 19:04 | Reply

      • Some Buddhists, for example the Dalai Lama, do exactly that.

        Comment by Cheerful Monk — February 21, 2010 @ 22:00 | Reply

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