Will the APA Listen to the Voices of Those Harmed by Psychiatric Diagnosis? spør psykolog Paula J. Caplan.
Although in recent years, much has become known about the harm caused by Pharma and by involuntary commitment and forced treatment, surprisingly few people have seemed to notice that everything bad that is done to patients in the mental health system begins with psychiatric diagnosis. These diagnoses are the fundamental building blocks for damage, because they are used to justify a host of terrible approaches, on the grounds that those are the ways to treat someone who is labeled mentally ill. Even in a superficially more innocuous way, once someone is psychiatrically labeled, even if the treatments are not actively damaging (such as interminable psychotherapy), the fact that the person has been labeled gives authority to the therapist who continues with ineffective treatment, because the therapist who assigns the diagnosis tends to be considered the expert about what the suffering person needs.
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