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Re: Occupy the APA

Posted by ron1953 on April 24, 2012, at 9:47:32

In reply to Re: Occupy the APA zazenducke, posted by SLS on April 24, 2012, at 9:31:22

> > > Not really just makes it easier to get payments for treatment rendered.
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> I am genuinely clueless.
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> > An analysis both brilliant and concise.
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> I disagree with you. Boy, that was easy to say.
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> We are only reading an abstract, of course. But since you find the abstract brilliant, perhaps I should include at least one point of disagreement.
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> This "critical analysis" is nothing more than a "discourse". It is an unsubstantiated rhetorical commentary on sociology, and proves nothing. It does not address how the DSM came to be and the statistical nature of how diagnoses were arrived at. I believe you defined the word "normal" as being the lack of a DSM diagnosis. I would use the word "healthy" instead. "Normal" is a statistical term, after all. Still, I would like to know where in the DSM the word "normal" is used in context.
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> What is "normal" anyway?
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> Everyone is unique. I would not wish upon anyone conformity to a psychosocial prescription. However, I do wish for everyone good health.
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>
> - Scott

Now, what was it that I was saying about the cold, technological approach......?


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