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3 COMMENTS

  1. “if we mean it literally, or if we mean it as a metaphor.”
    What’s the difference? Psych professions complain that people use term depression to casually while it’s a serious “disease”. In the same time they think it’s OK to diagnose someone in grief with mental illness. It’s all a trick to add credibility to their claims. These “disorders” are nothing more as lists of symptoms and calling them depression or tomato does not change them into valid medical illnesses.

  2. The problem is that in reality the DSM disorders are merely metaphors (and iatrogenicly created illnesses). But the psychiatric practitioners have deluded themselves into believing the DSM is a “bible” of real brain diseases cured with their toxic drugs. Those who should be the inmates are running the asylum now.