Information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

A look at the (tiny) mind of LL

Information from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th. Ed.

Characteristic symptoms: Two (or more) of the following, each present for a significant portion of time during a 1-month period (or less if successfully treated):

delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech (e.g., frequent derailment or incoherence) grossly disorganized or catatonic behavior negative symptoms, i.e., affective flattening, alogia, or avolition

Note: Only one Criterion A symptom is required if delusions are bizarre or hallucinations consist of a voice keeping up a running commentary on the person's behavior or thoughts, or two or more voices conversing with each other.

Social/occupational dysfunction: For a significant portion of the time since the onset of the disturbance, one or more major areas of functioning such as work, interpersonal relations, or self-care are markedly below the level achieved prior to the onset (or when the onset is in childhood or adolescence, failure to achieve expected level of interpersonal, academic, or occupational achievement).

Duration: Continuous signs of the disturbance persist for at least 6 months. This 6-month period must include at least 1 month of symptoms (or less if successfully treated) that meet Criterion A (i.e., active-phase symptoms) and may include periods of prodromal or residual symptoms. During these prodromal or residual periods, the signs of the disturbance may be manifested by only negative symptoms or two or more symptoms listed in Criterion A present in an attenuated form (e.g., odd beliefs, unusual perceptual experiences).

Schizoaffective and Mood Disorder exclusion: Schizoaffective Disorder and Mood Disorder With Psychotic Features have been ruled out because either (1) no Major Depressive, Manic, or Mixed Episodes have occurred concurrently with the active-phase symptoms; or (2) if mood episodes have occurred during active-phase symptoms, their total duration has been brief relative to the duration of the active and residual periods.

Substance/general medical condition exclusion: The disturbance is not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g., a drug of abuse, a medication) or a general medical condition.

Relationship to a Pervasive Developmental Disorder: If there is a history of Autistic Disorder or another Pervasive Developmental Disorder, the additional diagnosis of Schizophrenia is made only if prominent delusions or hallucinations are also present for at least a month (or less if successfully treated).

-- Powder (, February 18, 2000


Probably ALL OF THE ABOVE. However, I think most of it is hitting the sauce too heavy. As the evening wears on she gets more and more stupid and desperate for attention. I think most of us have reported her to both Mindspring and AOL. I have received computer generated reports from both that they have received the complaints. If that doesn't work, we will have to put our collective minds and skills together and take care of the problem ourselves. Any hackers on the forum?? Taz

-- Taz (, February 18, 2000.

Thank you powder, I think this about says it all.

Except now I have the urge to cover my eyes instead of my ears and start repeating over and over,

"La lalalalalalala... La lalalalalalala..."

-- nothere nothere (, February 18, 2000.


They forgot flatulence.

-- Longshot (, February 18, 2000.

I hope her disease isn't communicable. Maybe I should wear a hospital mask and gown while visiting TB2000 just to be safe. I'll take some extra Vitamin C tonight too.

-- Guy Daley (, February 18, 2000.

Powder, might I suggest the addition of an Axis II dx of Borderline Personality Disorder, like Glen Close in "Fatal Attraction"?

-- Hokie (, February 19, 2000.

I thought about that, I wouldn't want to get close enough to make the diagnosis though...

-- Powder (, February 20, 2000.

Did she get a date tonight? Seems pretty quiet in here. Poor unsuspecting fellow. News at 11.

-- canthappen (, February 20, 2000.

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