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Does this annoy anyone else? [Mar. 12th, 2010|10:26 pm]
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Since I was a pre-teen and first learned about eating disorders, that's what E.D. stood for. Now, over the past few years, "erectile dysfunction" is taking claim to that acronym. Why? Get your own fucking label. Is the word "impotence" too embarassing?

Argh, just in a really ranty mood right now.
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[User Picture]From: trixieross
2010-03-13 06:46 am (UTC)
bahahahhahhaha you should start a petition!
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-13 09:41 pm (UTC)
psh, like that'll do anything. Hope you are enjoying your trip!
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[User Picture]From: mitsuki_chi
2010-03-13 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yes; it's true. :( I'm currently enrolled in a "physical" medical school (as apposed to online) and the teachers confirm that ED is the legal abbreviation for Erectile Dysfunction. Honestly I was labeled as having and Eating Disorder about 8 years ago (which as later changed to Severe Depression resulting in weight loss) and was never aware that E.D. stood for eating disorder. I was even hospitalized and everything and they never labeled it as such. Maybe just locally where you are? Sorries! *huggles* Just to end my story, the stupid doctors got their pants sued off of them for what they did to me. LOL! Sorries again... Please don't be mad! :D

Edited at 2010-03-13 04:02 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-13 09:40 pm (UTC)
Oh no, I'm not mad at all. *huggels*

I don't think it is a local thing, since I read a lot of novels about eating disorders (and most popular authors are American). oh I know where I got it from...

In my Abnormal Psych class, we did a section on diagnoses. There are various eating disorders, such as anorexia, bulimia, and one of them is ED NOS (Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified), so I guess that's where I got that from. and this is supposed to be from the DSM-IV (which is an American publication) American Medical Association.

I guess consistency is too much to ask for. :P And they wonder why society is so screwed up?
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[User Picture]From: mitsuki_chi
2010-03-14 04:04 am (UTC)
I never knew that. ^__~ I guess in the Psych classes it's different. I'll find out when Sage and/or Nene takes the class if that's how they refer to it as well. My father picked up a book on Eating disorders when I was in the hospital and they didn't label it as that. Hmmmm... I didn't mean anything by the local comment about Canada. LMAO. Most of the time I even have to remind myself that's where you live. XD I was just referring to different areas and the different slang they use. Sage has a lot because he used to live down south for a while for example. Us NYers are just tight asses I guess. XP

As far as the ED battle goes; I guess the male population wins out because they have a constant obsession with their penises. You just can win against that. ROFL! ;P

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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-14 09:00 pm (UTC)

As far as the ED battle goes...

I posted this as a reply to someone else: "I want to like start a campaign to start refering to "erectile dysfunction" as "adult impotence" (ie. AI). Why not steal that acroynm?" You know, at least if someone says/posts/whatever that they have "AI" you could tell what context they were refering to. If a guy claims to have ED, you have to guess what he is refering to. The whole point of acroymns is to simplify things.

Argh, I don't know why this annoys me so much.
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[User Picture]From: mitsuki_chi
2010-03-14 09:23 pm (UTC)

Re: As far as the ED battle goes...

Stupid question... but do you have a facebook account? (If you do and you've friend-ed me then I am SOOOOOOOOOOO sorry! I'm stupid sometimes.) Anyway, there is a page called "Causes" that people can make petitions for various things. Sometimes they actually get responded to. I know there was the case just recently where they petitioned to have a Golden Girl star on SNL and got so many supporters that Saturday Night Live actually did it. Hey, just a suggestion. You never know. ^__~
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-14 11:03 pm (UTC)

Re: As far as the ED battle goes...

Heh.

Yeah, we're friends on FB, I just don't spend much time on there.

*hugs*
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[User Picture]From: mitsuki_chi
2010-03-15 03:17 am (UTC)

Re: As far as the ED battle goes...

Cool beans! *hugs* Sorries! I'm just crazy sometimes, plus I have like 150+ friends from all the different apps I play! :D

Edited at 2010-03-15 03:18 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: xlife_n_deathx
2010-03-14 01:23 am (UTC)
This post amuses me.
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[User Picture]From: nineveh_rains
2010-03-14 08:50 pm (UTC)
I want to like start a campaign to start refering to "erectile dysfunction" as "adult impotence" (ie. AI). Why not steal that acroynm?
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