- Jun 11, 2004
It's actually called adjustment disorder, and like many things in the DSM it is attempting to clinically define everything about being human. I guess "adjustment disorder" sounded too much like "affluenza," so they had to make it more legitmate sounding.
The problem with having a clinical diagnosis for everything is being able to excuse every behavior with mental illness. People just need to deal with everything life throws at them and take some personal responsibility.
exactly.. I along with many others have faced being totally destitute (read homeless) and yet, managed to pick ourselves up and do what is required to get out of said mess....