Needing to attach disorder to everything disorder

As a result of not being able to truly connect with what I'm supposed to be currently working on I've been trying to focus on research instead. I just came across this, which I find shocking. I'm not sure if this medicalisation of everything is as a result of universities putting their staff under undue pressure to get ratings up, the researchers need to have a 'theory' attributed to them, or just plain weirdness. I mean, oppositional defiant disorder?? It's like something out of Orwell's 1984! Whatever happened to just letting kids have a few tantrums? Or at least just asking them what's wrong? A symptom of this 'disorder' is the refusal to comply with adult requests! What about when the adults are idiots? ODD by acronym, odd by nature.

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