Tag: physical illness

My Chronic Illness Was Misdiagnosed as ā€˜Mental Illnessā€™

Physically ill and suffering folks are being misdiagnosed with ā€˜mental illnessā€™ and sent to psychiatrists instead of doctors who can help them.

Please Stop Saying Depression Is Like Diabetes

It seems more and more common for people who consider themselves mental health advocates to make the argument that ā€œmental illness is like physical illness.ā€ Have you heard this ā€œdepression is like diabetesā€ tactic? I have a hard time seeing how this is advocating for those in emotional distress.

Importance of Physical Symptoms in Mental Health Evals

Researchers at Harvard Medical School highlight the need for mental health clinicians to explore the meaning of physical symptoms and pain