“Words like ‘crazy’, ‘insane’, and ‘pyscho’ add stigma to mental illness and keep people from getting help.”

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  1. Quadruple A says:

    “Lastly, you can’t ‘pretend to be crazy.’ I’ve been in several psych wards as a patient. Any professional can tell you within five minutes if a person has a mood disorder, thought disorder, PTSD etc. just like you can’t fake having diabetes or cancer it’s highly implausible to be screened by doctors and social workers and pass as someone with a diagnosis.

    The Rosenhan experiment disproves that claim.

    I think we need to be wary of equating mental illness with other kinds of physical phenomena that can be easily detected with scientific methods. Mental illness is more than just a biological happening, it is a human phenomenon that involves all the richness and complexity of human beings and to pretend that it can be reduced to scientific models is both wrong and dehumanizing.

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