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Email: 'Christmas Carols' for the Psychologically Challenged

Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. Updated: Dec 20th 2006

This was received today via email from a friend; one of those letters that makes the rounds. I'm not at all sure of who wrote it or where it came from originally. As it is the time of year for many readers, and as it is kinda funny if you approach it in the right spirit (we are well aware these are serious disorders, but we can still appreciate a good joke, right?), here it is:

Christmas Carols for the Psychologically Challenged

 

  1. Schizophrenia -- Do You Hear What I Hear, the Voices, the Voices?
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  3. Amnesia -- I Don't Remember If I'll be Home for Christmas

     

  4. Narcissistic Personality Disorder -- Hark the Herald Angels Sing About Me

     

  5. Bipolar Disorder (Manic Episode) -- Deck The Halls And Walls And House And Lawn And Streets And Stores And Office And Town And Cars And Buses And Trucks And Trees And Fire Hydrants And.......

     

  6. Multiple Personality Disorder -- We Three Queens Disoriented Are

     

  7. Paranoid -- Santa Claus Is Coming To Get Us

     

  8. Borderline Personality Disorder -- You Better Watch Out, You Better not Shout, I'm Gonna Cry, and I'll not Tell You Why

     

  9. Antisocial Personality Disorder -- Thoughts of Roasting You On an Open Fire

     

  10. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder -- Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells

     

  11. Agoraphobia -- I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day But Wouldn't Leave My House

     

  12. Alzheimer's Disease/Senile Dementia -- Walking In a Winter Wonderland Miles from My House in My Slippers and Robe

     

  13. Oppositional Defiant Disorder -- I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus So I Burned Down the House

     

  14. Social Anxiety Disorder -- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas While I Sit Here and Hyperventilate

     

  15. Attention Deficit Disorder -- We Wish You......Hey Look!! It's Snowing!!!
Mark Dombeck, Ph.D.

Mark Dombeck, Ph.D. was Director of Mental Help Net from 1999 to 2011. Presently, he is an Oakland Psychologist (Lic#PSY25695) in private practice offering evidence-based acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and addressing a range of life problems. Contact Dr. Dombeck by calling 510-900-5123, send Dr. Dombeck email or visit Dr. Dombeck's practice website for more information.

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genial - - Apr 16th 2010

this is very cool

- Lisa - Dec 20th 2007
I love it!!!

hey look its snowing - katie - Jun 9th 2007

this is funny.

i love it.

very cool.

love, katie

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