Well, many people link “medicine” and science in their minds. Yet we know there was no chemical imbalance so using chemical cures doesn’t really work. So we still need science to refute the liars, and anything that weakens our connection to science weakens our overall argument. You are right, “medical model” is only a term heard from advocates, so we advocates should be able to change our language if we want. It’s very difficult to make those points about distress if someone has already tuned out your conversation because they think you are in denial of science.