What Syndrome Have You Got?Saturday, 02 April 2011 02:15
June 2007 (not published)
What Syndrome Have You Got?
These psychiatrists and psychologists take their diagnoses very seriously. They seem to be unaware of the number of jokes and witty remarks based on the notion of a syndrome which are in circulation. When the Australian cricketer
Those of us who haven’t been trained to spot syndromes of a psychiatric nature think that people aren’t forced to behave in certain ways by some syndrome but that they have reasons have reasons for doing what they do. A married woman who over the years has developed a way of running her home which suits her can be greatly distressed when her recently retired husband that she change all her routine in order to fit in with what he wants. A friend of mine, telling me about the imminent retirement of her husband, said, ‘I married him for life but not for lunch.’ I can’t think of any child I’ve known who didn’t suffer from Slothful Child Syndrome. Children rarely regard tidying their bedroom or helping around the house as being as important and interesting as their parents do. Perhaps psychiatrists and psychologists who discover syndromes are themselves suffering from SIPE – Self Important Professional Expert syndrome.