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Date: 04/15/11 10:04 AM

35 Responses to Another Medical Textbook Gets It Wrong [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of MidoriBug
    MidoriBug Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Link: Another Medical Textbook Gets It Wrong - I`d pick F for the answer too...
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:09 am
    WTF this is why I hate psychologists
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    SumRandom1 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:10 am
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    ShadowDD13 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:17 am
    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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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:25 am
    Apparently he has Good Student Who Cares About Getting the Most Out of His College Experience Disorder. GSWCAGMOHCED, for short.
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    sofaking42 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:29 am
    If his friends are imaginary and his girlfriend is a dog, THEN we can start listing off disorders
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:40 am

    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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    lemmingboy15 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:47 am
    @zombunny, GSWCAGMOHCED is a terrible burden to bear :/
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    Reganom Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 10:49 am
    C: Obsessive Compulsive Traits
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    Inter237 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 11:16 am
    Hah good answer!
  11. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 11:48 am
    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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    nimrod1991 Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    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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    Lukgeezy Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 12:24 pm
    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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    Aeladil Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    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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    joanielspeak Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    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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    CoyoteKing Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:01 pm
    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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    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    He works hard, is successful and has a healthy relationship with someone who shares their interests ... what a fruitcake!!!
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    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm
    I`d go with f as well.
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    collegebound Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:39 pm
    hes happy? HAPPY!?!?!?!?! BLASPHEMOUS!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    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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    Thonious Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    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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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    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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    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    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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    DamienLike Male 13-17
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    April 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm
    I think just f*cking anal twat would cover it.
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    xiquiripat Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:10 pm
    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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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 3:13 pm
    " 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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    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 4:05 pm
    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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    jendrian Male 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 6:57 pm
    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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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 7:22 pm
    @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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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    April 15, 2011 at 7:30 pm
    This is why the medical field should leave psychology to the psychologist.
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    panda_chaos Female 18-29
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    April 15, 2011 at 8:23 pm
    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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    smigbaafm Male 18-29
    648 posts
    April 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm
    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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    freddyferret Male 40-49
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    April 15, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    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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    thehitcher Male 18-29
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    April 16, 2011 at 1:17 pm
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
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    April 17, 2011 at 11:05 am
    "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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