Bias disorder


Bias disorder

Bias disorder, also known as extreme bias disorder, is a mental condition not yet fully accepted by the mental health/science community. However, it is currently being considered to be added to the official list of actual mental disorders: the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders [DSM-TR IV] .

Short of being a mental disorder, discussion also suggests that a bias disorder may explain the propensity of some individuals toward violence and the view that war is the only available solution to personal emotional disquiet. Credence for this point of view is strengthened by the current lack of a means of clearly delineating those with obvious extreme bias disorder from those who merely tend to see violent solutions and "evils" of other people as the cause of all their problems.

References

*citation
title=DSM-TR IV: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
publisher=American Psychiatric Association
ISBN=0890420254
year=2000

*citation
first=Declan
last=Lyons
first2=Art
last2=O’Malley
title=The Labeling of Dissent—Politics and Psychiatry Behind the Great Wall
journal=Psychiatric Bulletin
volume=26
year=2002
pages=443-44

*citation
url=http://weekendamerica.publicradio.org/programs/index_20060107.html
newspaper=Weekend America
date=January 7, 2006
first=Bill
last=Radke
title=Hate Disorder
radio interview with Dr. Edward Dunbar.
*citation
title=Psychiatry Ponders Whether Extreme Bias Can Be an Illness
first=Shankar
last=Vedantam
newspaper=Washington Post
date=December 10, 2005
url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/09/AR2005120901938.html

*citation
date=May 1, 2007
volume=24
number=6
title=Is Bigotry a Mental Illness?
first=Ronald
last=Pies
journal=Psychiatric Times
url=http://www.psychiatrictimes.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=199202755


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