Best Careers for the DSM-IV "Skilled"

My career counselor in high school always encouraged us all to "play to our strengths" when selecting a career. Folks who suffer from anything listed in the DSM-IV (the bible of diagnosing many things in the mental health field) as I do might appreciate the fact that I have done a bit of brainstorming with my groovy social worker pal, B.

We have assembled a short list to help others begain their CAREER SUCCESS JOURNEY because Happy? is all about helpfulness, people. Can you feel the love?


1. Depressive Disorder - Mattress Testing Specialist

2. Seasonal Affective Disorder - Tanning Bed Salon Owner

3. Trichotillomania - Hair Removal Technician at a Day Spa

4. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Washing Compulsion) - Building window washer

5. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Washing Compulsion) w/ Acrophobia (fear of heights) - Car window washer

6. General Anxiety Disorder - Bush Administration Homeland Security Analyst

7. Panic Disorder - Bush Administration Homeland Security Public Relations Representative

8. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Counting Compulsion) - Accountant

9. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Praying Compulsion) - Priest

10.Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (Confession Obsession) - My Irish-Catholic Mum