Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Tag: bias in diagnosis

Review: “(Mis)Diagnosed: How Bias Distorts Our Perception of Mental Health”

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Psychiatric diagnoses can be shaped by prejudice, reflecting biases that ignore trauma, diminish populations, and invalidate humanity and experience.

My Hospital Discharge Summary: An Intriguing Work of Fiction

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I recalled a brief intercourse with a lady two months earlier that went something like this: “Why don’t you want to take medication?” to which I replied, “Because I think psychiatry is a sham.” Needless to say, my response hastily resulted in a temporary though adequately lengthy loss of my autonomy.

I’m Introverted, Not Depressed!

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Urging introverts to act more extroverted as a pathway to greater life satisfaction is wrongheaded. Elizabeth's case is one where the demoralization and despondency she experiences—forced to sacrifice her needs as an introvert to comply with the social scripts required to live in an extroverted world—masquerades as depression.