This Place is a Psychologist’s Dream

This Place is a Psychologist's Dream

Manhattan Center for Science and Math is a Psychologist’s Dream come true. I found some of these Psychiatric Diagnoses in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th. Edition. Better known as the DSM-IV, the manual is published by the American Psychiatric Association and covers all mental health disorders for both children and adults. It also lists known causes of these disorders, statistics in terms of gender, age at onset, and prognosis as well as some research concerning the optimal treatment approaches.

Disorder 1: Intermittent Explosive Disorder

This disorder is characterized by frequent and often unpredictable episodes of extreme anger or physical outbursts.
For Example:
Hitting an individual with a plaque.
Being restrained by supervisor after verbally abusing a female teacher
Verbally abusing a teacher in a hallway in front of students.

Between episodes, there is typically no evidence of violence or physical threat.
Talking about being a single parent who is not married.
or offering people to go out drinking.

Disorder 2: Anti-social behavior
The symptoms of antisocial personality disorder include a longstanding pattern (after the age of 15) of disregard for the rights of others. There is a failure to conform to society’s norms and expectations that often results in numerous arrests or legal involvement as well as a history of deceitfulness where the individual attempts to con people or use trickery for personal profit. Impulsiveness if often present, including angry outbursts, failure to consider consequences of behaviors, irritability, and/or physical assaults.

For Example: Where do I start just re-read the entire blog.

Disorder 3: Narcissistic Personality Disorder
The symptoms of narcissistic personality disorder revolve around a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and sense of entitlement. Often individuals feel overly important and will exaggerate achievements and will accept, and often demand, praise and admiration despite worthy achievements. They may be overwhelmed with fantasies involving unlimited success, power, love, or beauty and feel that they can only be understood by others who are, like them, superior in some aspect of life.

For Example: Taking Credit for raising test score when other people do the work.
Telling people you have a high IP Intelligence Product

Disorder 4 Delusional Disorder
Non-bizarre delusions including feelings of being followed, poisoned, infected, deceived or conspired against, or loved at a distance. Non-bizarre referred to real life situations which could be true, but are not or are greatly exaggerated. Bizarre delusions, which would rule out this disorder, are those such as believing that your stomach is missing or that aliens are seeking you out to be their leader. Delusional disorder can be subtyped into the following categories: erotomanic, grandiose, jealous, persecutory (most common), somatic, and mixed.

For Example: Delusional, Enough said

Disorder 5 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Symptoms include re-experiencing the trauma through nightmares, obsessive thoughts, and flashbacks (feeling as if you are actually in the traumatic situation again). There is an avoidance component as well, where the individual avoids situations, people, and/or objects which remind him or her about the traumatic event (e.g., a person experiencing PTSD after a serious car accident might avoid driving or being a passenger in a car). Finally, there is increased anxiety in general, possibly with a heightened startle response (e.g., very jumpy, startle easy by noises).

This is what the staff at Manhattan Center suffers from after 7 years of this administration.


3 thoughts on “This Place is a Psychologist’s Dream

  1. I am a fairly new teacher at MCSM and I’m scared everyday when I walk in that building. Everyday, I watch as Mr. Albetta sneaks around the halls looking into classrooms. Mr. Albetta looks like a wild animal stalking his prey. Most of the time I try to avoid any staunch union members out of fear of being chastised by Mr. Jimenez and not being granted tenure. I remember Mr. Silvers as a happy person who would always buy candy from the students and give it to his colleagues to make them feel happy in this horrible situation. I have heard the students this year complain about how the principal fired one of the best teachers in the building.

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