COVID-19 and Mental Health: Feeling Anguish Is Normal and Is Not a Disorder


From The Conversation: “I take issue with the fact that it has become routine to medicalize human suffering by attaching a mental health diagnosis to it. This doesn’t address the source of people’s anguish. Nor does a diagnostic label enable something that is essential to people’s capacity to cope and adapt: deriving meaning from their own experiences.

. . . Globally, there has been a growing call for a new narrative in mental health—and new interpretive approaches to understanding human distress.”

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