An emerging theory has been advanced by a renowned mental health professional, and coincidentally the spouse of one of our very own members. The idea is one which offers intriguing implications for further research, but rather than provide hope for management of symptoms, instead appears to suggest that certain individuals–and perhaps even large portions of the population–may contain a genetic predisposition.
In new clinical trials completed just this week, compelling evidence indicates that ODD may not be a disorder at all; that the behavioral changes experienced by so many are not symptomatic of a disease, but are in fact encoded into the genetic makeup. These dormant tendencies for giddiness, perpetual smiling, increased feelings of euphoria, and extreme sensitivity to certain images which may or may not contain what researchers have termed “smolderosity,” are very possibly activated by the exact wavelength of David’s voice.
Research suggests that the recessive chromosomal gene sequence that is activated can now be identified as David Nucleic Acid (DNA), and its chromosomal match is David’s auditory output, which, for those whose genes have been triggered, needs to be heard on a daily basis. Researchers are convinced that we are not experiencing a “disorder” but rather a genetically-encoded human need.
The level of dormancy is the likely explanation for individuals who experience late-stage symptoms. Certain reviewers who were thought to represent portions of the population without the gene have recently been shown to posess it after all. Researchers are now investigating whether the gene may actually be species-wide, lending credibility to the global phenomenon of ODD.