Another Medical Textbook Gets It Wrong [Pic]

Submitted by: MidoriBug 6 years ago in Misc

I"d pick F for the answer too...
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Male 5,626
"How the hell does he have a girlfriend if he puts everything into studying?"
She is also a med student who is obviously just blowing him so he`ll help her graduate...
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Male 237
amen.
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Male 11,739
What he doesn`t have is a life. Yes I know it`s hard work, but if there are no tests coming up there`s no harm in stepping away and cutting loose now and then. It`s actually good for your mental health. How the hell does he have a girlfriend if he puts everything into studying?
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Male 648
So the real answer is supposed to be C?

...because that description sounds quite similar to myself. Although I never really thought of myself as obsessive-compulsive, but then I don`t care about psycho-personality babble.
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Female 235
If you`re dedicated to your studies and don`t trust your stupid friends to do the work for you, then you have a problem.
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Male 2,344
This is why the medical field should leave psychology to the psychologist.
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Male 1,287
@jendrian: that would be because you don`t. Just like this guy. If you`re not crippling yourself then you don`t have it.
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Male 2,516
I did all that while I was studying physics, even the girlfriend stuff haha.

I don`t feel like I have any disorder...
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Male 521
@splurbyburbl
Well said good sir.

I want my doctors to be well organized and dedicated to learning their profession to the utmost, all the while maintaining a relationship with a loved one. Nothing wrong here, move along.
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Male 1,287
"[20.2] C. Although this student clearly demonstrates some traits of obsessive-compulsive behavior, his social and occupational functioning are both good, which rules out the personality disorder."

straight from the book. Case Files: Psychiatry by Eugene C. Toy & Debra L. Klamen

I have OCPD and it drating sucks.
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Male 2,422
In the description it is quite clear that his behavior is not pathological. It does not impair his ability at work or school (seems quite the opposite in that regard) or interpersonal relationships. Ergo this individual does not fit the requirements of a disorder required by the DSMV. And since this question specifically asks which DISORDER this person has ruling out option C we can conclude that the person who wrote this question is an idiot and F is, in fact, the most appropriate response.
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Male 705
I think just f*cking anal twat would cover it.
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Male 2,796
A testament to our culture that says on one hand we are not doing enough for our future, but then on the other... if we strive to be too successful, we are selfish and greedy and have some sort of disorder.
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Male 17,511
They used to call these people Perfectionists, `Type A` or `Anal Retentive`, now it`s OCPD.

Up until recently it was just a type of personality, Now they are equating it with mental disorders.
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Male 987
Apparently the writer of the textbook believed the only normal, healthy med students were the party animals who didn`t attend lectures, study for exams, or have girlfriends.
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Male 25,416
Thats the sad reality with the new age, everything needs a name, when it gets a name it gets a disorder
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Male 3,745
hes happy? HAPPY!?!?!?!?! BLASPHEMOUS!
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Female 4,408
I`d go with f as well.
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Male 1,678
He works hard, is successful and has a healthy relationship with someone who shares their interests ... what a fruitcake!!!
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Male 2,988
lol, one would have to have a disorder to do that well wouldn`t they? besides a no friends disorder of course
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Female 122
I don`t even see how those are OC traits either. What exactly are the traits? Studying hard in school is a trait of OCD? Not wanting to spend time with colleagues who you might not share interests with is a trait as well? Not trusting those same boneheaded colleagues to take your notes is too? That just sounds like good judgement skills, not obsessive-compulsive traits.
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Female 513
LandoGriffin got the right answer. :) There`s only a problem with his obsessive-compulsive traits if it`s interacting with his ability to function properly. Some people can`t lead normal lives because they`re obsessing over how to wash their hands properly, or how to clean the stove just right including how many breaths they take while doing it, the angle their hand moves, etc. That`s a disorder.

The medical student in the example has traits of the disorder, but he`s doing well in school and has a girlfriend - therefore, it`s not causing problems.
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Male 605
what... a person who actually has goals and is determined to achieve those goals by themselves has to have a disorder??
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Female 78
that doesnt sound too bad haha
i dont know exactly what disorder that would be
i have social anxiety disorder but its not the same as what the example dude has
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Male 3,842
No, "C" is correct because the person is functioning quite well. Therefore the behavior is not a disorder. It is advantageous to be obsessive compulsive in circumstances like this, and it is not a disorder if it does not interfere with functioning. The only error is that the question says "Which DISORDER does this person have" and the correct answer "C" is NOT a disorder.
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Male 2,441
Hah good answer!
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Male 505
C: Obsessive Compulsive Traits
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Male 633
@zombunny, GSWCAGMOHCED is a terrible burden to bear :/
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Male 39,895

everybody has a "disease"
everybody has some excuse for their behavior

I suffer from OPD... Obnoxious Personality Disorder.
It`s not my fault and I should get disability checks for it.
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Male 252
If his friends are imaginary and his girlfriend is a dog, THEN we can start listing off disorders
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Female 2,525
Apparently he has Good Student Who Cares About Getting the Most Out of His College Experience Disorder. GSWCAGMOHCED, for short.
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Male 260
that is kinda dumb, why does someone need to have a disease to do good in school and not get distracted like everyone else? this one even has friends AND a girlfriend... just people making up poo
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Male 794
hahahahahahaha
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Male 15,510
WTF this is why I hate psychologists
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Female 1,603
Link: Another Medical Textbook Gets It Wrong [Pic] [Rate Link] - I`d pick F for the answer too...
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