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People should seek help when they are disturbed or become unable to maintain functioning. Get references, interview the clinician, find out if they are specialists in your area of discomfort, read up on the 'condition' they have 'diagnosed', and seek a second opinion if you don't feel confident. Any legit professional will encourage you to do so.
Then their support system should be seeing to it.
Unfortunately, many patients are not capable of that.
Like what? Needing help? Being catatonic? A deaf-mute? Palsy?
Especially if an underlying condition prevents it for whatever reason.
Many professionals may not understand that.
Originally posted by filosophia
The mark of a sane mind is to regard things rationally and not immediately jump to the "its crazy" explanation. How mant times, even on ATS, do we hear people so quickly using the insanity card? You must be crazy if you are talking about conspiracies on a conspiracy website
ETA: We must be hitting some nerves too.
Get over yourself, chen. Be fair-handed in addressing issues that bother you, rather than coming on here telling a bunch of already-jumpy paranoiacs who are hiding in their basements thinking everyone around them is up to something sinister that they are next on the list for 'lobotomy experiments.' For heaven's sake!
I guess I'm seriously ill mentally, but I don't give a damn anyway! It was a little over 4 weeks after the day my 22 year old son was killed, when my family doctor at the time told me I had been grieving long enough!
I'm genuinely sorry to see a professional displaying such behavior !
I was hoping for some professional information and opinions.
More than 11,000 health professionals have already signed a petition (at dsm5-reform.com) calling for the development of the fifth edition of the manual to be halted and re-thought.
"The proposed revision to DSM ... will exacerbate the problems that result from trying to fit a medical, diagnostic system to problems that just don't fit nicely into those boxes," said Peter Kinderman, a clinical psychologist and head of Liverpool University's Institute of Psychology at a briefing about widespread concerns over the book in London.
He said the new edition - known as DSM-5 - "will pathologise a wide range of problems which should never be thought of as mental illnesses."