Posted by sunny10 on December 3, 2004, at 11:38:38
In reply to Re: The artificial nature of psychiatric diagnosis, posted by simcha on December 2, 2004, at 23:29:44
I already have a label- it's my name. What I NEED is for someone to make me feel better.
To further Larry's analogy, whether or not you tell a car that it needs a need battery- you have to actually FIX the problem in order to make the car run.
Just because some dr gives me a label (which, by the way is scoffed at and replaced by the next dr who thinks HE knows better), doesn't make me feel better.
And, frankly, I don't care whether my problem stems from nurture or nature- I want it to go away...
So there you have it from the patient's (or car's) point of view...