He first ensures it can be helpful in the case of more severely debilitated clients requiring medication, such as those struggling with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, etc. People who encounter these struggles appear to require a different kind of therapy which must recognize and address a specific problem and its ripple effects. However, Yalom (2012) appears to not buy into the thinking every individual who comes in his door requires to be put in such a box. I have deeply struggled with this issue recently because of conversations with colleagues outside of class. I have heard both sides of the fence, and I cannot shake the presenting issues with always looking for a specific diagnosis. Such a belief is not solely due to the fear of being wrong, but also because clients seem to identify themselves with their psychological problems. How many times do people say, “I’m depressed” or “I’m anxious.” I do not want to play a part in a person defining themselves by their
The English language is particularly complex in almost all aspects. Many of the words in the English language have different meanings for the same word. This is not unlike the definition of the different levels of usage. McCrimmon defines the three levels, formal, moderate, and colloquial, by their sentence structure, diction, and tone (McCrimmon 193). ¹ Using McCrimmon’s definitions, authors can determine what type of writing is applicable to each of the three levels. For the formal writings, an adequate example of where readers can find it is in a professional journal, and an appropriate place to find an example of the moderate level is in a weekly news magazine. Also, the best place to look for an example of the colloquial level is in certain sections of the newspaper. All of the levels of usage apply to these different types of writings and assist in defining what each level involves.
Shari Aughtman 9/19/16 PSY 250 C. Taylor Assignment # 1 The many disadvantages of labeling or diagnosing in mental health disorders are Clinicians may sometimes be influenced by false information given by others, and may not match symptoms to the patient. Improper diagnosis can make the patient worse, or damage them from the medication. When a patient is diagnosed with a label, that can initiate a stigma for them, and stereotype them. Labels can have a negative effect on a person’s view, and also the judgment of others. Society can view them as ¬bad, different, not normal, unstable and reject them with negativity. The diagnosis can be judged by a personal bias as well such as age, gender, race, background, and financial status. When someone is labeled with a mental disorder, they may start to believe they are sick, and it can be self-fulfilling. A patient may become obsessed with their behavior, and let the label define them. Once they are labeled they may have a hard time identifying
Assignment 2 SEMINAR IN GLOBAL BUS POLICY MGT-3341-0-14540-201410 (1) Regional trading blocs, such as the EU and NAFTA, are growing in importance. What are the implications of these trading blocs for international business policies? Are they helpful or harmful to the regions? How may they affect global investments?
The article, “Deliberate Misdiagnosis in mental Health Practice,” by Kirk & Kutchins, was written after analyzing a survey given to clinicians on under or over-diagnosing their clients. There are times when a clinician feels pressure to use a label that they do not believe is the best description of a
1. Frank is prompted to say this when he reminisces on the masters of his school and his father's words, of glorious death for Faith and Ireland. 2. Understandably, Frank admires Mikey Molloy because he “knows everything [...] he has visions in his fits and he reads books.” Mikey Molloy
Applying a diagnosis to a client’s profile has complications as well. The labeling of a client with a diagnosis related to mental illness can have negative effects on his or her self esteem and also result in insurance and employment issues (Mears, 2010). Without careful attention to issues of culture and social justice in a person’s life, responses to oppression can be improperly diagnosed (Mears, 2010). A woman who is diagnosed with an anxiety disorder without exploration into the fact that she is being sexually harassed at work would be an example of this issue.
Clinical social workers engage in a variety of professional tasks such as performing assessments, arranging and developing client services and serving as gatekeepers and treatment providers (Gibelman & Schervish, 1996). One further task faced by many clinical social workers involves utilizing the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) as a guide in the formulation and identification of client distress, symptoms and disorders. While the DSM might become part of the clinician’s everyday life, it is not without its concerns, criticisms and debates regarding utility and accuracy of diagnoses. In fact, it has been suggested that use of the DSM contributes to concerns regarding the stigmatization of mental illness, label avoidance, blocked opportunities for clients, self-stigmatization and stereotyping (Corrigan, 2007). An additional concern emerges when considering clinical use of the DSM and situations of misdiagnosis of mental illness.
According to Kirk and Kutchins( 1988), mental health professionals are intentionally misdiagnosing their clients for reasons many reasons. One reason this is occurring is for third
There were several key points that the authors went over that seemed particularly important. The first was about client disempowerment. The authors explained that providing clients with a certain diagnosis could “deny individual uniqueness by reducing individuals’ totality to a single word” (Kress, Hoffman, & Eriksen, 2010). This could potentially harm clients by making them adopt a false assumption about their identity, or it could encourage a self-fulfilling prophecy situation. In either case, the labeling of the client could do more harm than good depending on their situation.
Frances talks about the diagnostic inflation that is impacting millions of people who are receiving unnecessary treatment and who believe they are suffering with a mental
In 1980, the DSM-III was published with an introductory caveat iterating that the intention of the manual was to classify diseases, not people: “A common misconception is that a classification of mental disorders classifies people when actually what are being classified are disorders that people have” (Flanagan & Davidson, 2007, p. 100). For example, proper terminology would be to refer to “an individual with schizophrenia” as opposed to “a schizophrenic” (Flanagan & Davidson, 2007, p. 100). This labeling caveat is included in every subsequent edition of the DSM, suggesting that categorizing people remains a frequent occurrence among professionals who are trained to be the most knowledgeable regarding the human rights implications that making such a distinction entails (Flanagan & Davidson,
Understanding the DSM-5 The structural reorganization of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders-5 (DSM-5) has caused it to become highly controversial and heavily criticized (Neimeyer, 2014). The structural reorganization focuses on a more theoretical based practice rather than an evidenced based practice. Utilization of an evidenced based practice has been the norm for nearly 20 years, leaving practitioners and clinicians critical about the recent changes. Transforming into a more theoretical way of thinking is reminiscent of the ideological approach of diagnosing and treating patients in the DSM 1 and 2. DSM-5 is attempting to align itself with International Classification of Disease (ICD). This is a substantial change towards a more ideological way of diagnosis and treating patients. In an effort to become
Labeling a person who has an illness with a particular diagnosis may do more harm than good. Words have a powerful meaning. Even though we are taught to say, “sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Words have more of an impact on us
The Power of Language If I say that I am currently employed with a major petroleum distribution center, you may think that I am a highly qualified person making limitless amounts of money. However, I am using the power of language to merely say that I work at a gas station making minimum wage. Great historical figures throughout history have used the power of language, the ability to use words to their advantage, to inspire people to unite under one common cause and to change the world.