Given the ongoing debate about the legitimacy of the mental disorder labels found in the DSM and the ICD, how should parents think about the "tests" administered to children as part of the current "diagnostic and treatment process"?
Why do we say "I am depressed" when we don't say "I am a rash" or "I am a broken arm"? On day 18 of 30 days to better mental health we look at how to avoid self-identifying with a mental disorder label when emotional difficulties arise.
How to shed mental health labels and create personal meaning
About Rethinking Mental Health
Rethinking Mental Health explores the field of psychology from the vantage point of natural psychology, the new psychology of meaning, and revisions ideas like normal and abnormal, mental health and mental disorder, and other concepts in need of updating and upgrading.