NO APPARENT FEAR OF DEATH DISORDER |
As the author of this brief hypothesis I intend to be clear that, to essentially create a new and diagnosable psychological disorder, hundreds of steps need to be taken and that as of publishing, the plan is not to pursue that objective .
This author plans to instead to further understand the concept behind ‘NAFOD’ and the theoretical diagnosable criteria that may aid governments, militaries, law
enforcement agencies or other risk pre-disposed employers in identifying either negative or positive behavioral characteristics (this is relative to an organization’s mission statement) in an individual prior to employment or contracting.
This papers author has come to the conclusion that 'NAFOD' or, an individual who could be categorized as such (‘Nafodic’) must be made into a personality profile or be categorized as having a disorder other than what the DSM-IV TR already suggests. To be 'Nafodic' a theoretical human case study must exhibit behavior short of being Suicidal or short of suffering from Sub-Clinical Suicidality ͥ, clinically unable to be diagnosed as suffering from Schizotypal or Anti-Social Personality Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Narcissistic Personality Disorder or any other pre-classified stimulus seeking Axis II disorders ͥ ͥ ; this person must be of at least above average intelligence and is clearly able to make logical and morally/ethically appropriate decisions - he or she just chooses not to. Also of note, while the theoretical human case study exhibits stimulus seeking behavior which, for the sake of full disclosure is in fact similar to other diagnoses within the DSM; the particular sub-type of stimuli seeing behavior alluded to in this paper precludes ‘NAFOD’ from in fact being classified alongside another more common disorders due to its unique diagnosis criterion or lack thereof.
The hypothesized 'NAFOD Disorder’ candidate, or Nafodic’ individual, is reckless beyond the hard-wired risk taking profile of an adult male, is knowledgeable about
death, is aware of its causes, takes risks not classified as calculated, is not a hero-type personality, is stubborn, and shares many traits of, but not nearly enough of, the disorders listed above. A minor but important acknowledgement should be pointed out; the theory also suggests this theoretical diagnosis is not learned behavior but is instead a genetic pre-disposition.