Posted: Mar 04, 2018 2:18 pm
by John Platko
LucidFlight wrote:I guess if your behaviour does not adversely affect you, then it is not a disorder.

What if it adversely affects someone else?

This is my most simplistic interpretation of the term, at an amateurish, linguistic level. Adding morality to the mix complicates things, I would imagine. What should one feel about one's infidelity, for example? Somebody who is indifferent, psychopathic to some degree, but still functional, may not need treatment and may never be diagnosed as having a disorder.

These are just my random thoughts at 7:40 am on a Sunday. So take what you will from them.