Sunday, July 21, 2019

Questioning the DSM-5 disorders

The DSM-5 is the psychiatric bible, but its value is dubious:
No two people are exactly alike. Therefore, attempting to classify each unique individual’s mental health issues into neat categories just doesn’t work. ...

That’s why a new study conducted at the University of Liverpool has raised eyebrows by concluding that psychiatric diagnoses are “scientifically meaningless,” and worthless as tools to accurately identify and address mental distress at an individual level.
People think that a "disorder" means that something is wrong, but it is really just a crude way of classifying patients, and no more.

1 comment:

MikeAdamson said...

Exactly right. I don't always disagree with you. ;)