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Re: i think its a condemnation

Posted by violette on August 31, 2010, at 11:04:02

In reply to i think its a condemnation, posted by Christ_empowered on August 30, 2010, at 8:51:30

"Shrinks act as if they're objective, but really all sorts of variables affect what diagnosis you end up with"

I believe that too. There's pros and cons of the subjectivity too. Unfortunately some psychiatrists are biological reductionists. It's just my opinion there are more cons than pros with using that model.

I think of PD traits much like the Meyers Brigg tests-everyone's personality traits fit into a pattern of some sort...the degree is important, but understanding one's own pattern by learning about the underlying dynamics, can be empowering, not condemning.

I can't say whether or not getting a specific dx itself is 'empowering' as i can see the stigma surrounding some, but you are the same person regardless of what one subjectively dx's you with. The more accurate (accurate meaning describing the illness in totality), the better.

In many ways, a person can make a choice to be empowered by it, condemned by it, or simply disavow it.




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