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psychological "disorders" diagnosed on the basis of "distress"...

..are a major weakness of the DSM. The institutional need to have an appropriate category for every presentable condition is bad enough. Add to that the fact that a negative diagnosis is a revenue killer and there is clearly room for abuse. Were treatment for "mental illness" remunerated at the same rate as treatment for physical illness the only limit might be the number of psychiatrists. :-)

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Thu Jan 27th, 2011 at 01:24:11 PM EST
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