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Grief Is Not a Disorder
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Grief is a healthy response to loss or sin, but some psychiatrists want to label it a disorder. Find out why that diagnosis isn’t "healthy."
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In this week's seven-part ViewPoint "Good Grief," T. M. Moore investigate various reasons for grieving and explains how we can benefit our from times of sorrow.
ViewPoint is also on podcast.


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Being Human

Chuck Colson | March 14, 2012

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The same can be said for young 5 year olds who are diagnosed with having Oppositional Defiant Disorder when for the entire 5 years of their life they have seen their parents fight over them in custody battles, are living with their grandparents with occasional visits to mom or dad. Mom is more of a disciplinarian and sets boundaries for the child, but dad and grandparents let him run the home and get away with whatever he wants. This young boy then goes to school and acts out in unhealthy ways and gets a label of being oppositionally defiant.

How sad this is. I don't see this young boy as being oppositionally defiant. I see him as being confused and reacting in a normal way to the confused status of his environment. He has never really been taught what is right and wrong and he does not know how to discern in his behaving.

A sad result to the decay in family and moral values in our country today. The children are suffering.