What we’re getting wrong in the conversation about mental health

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/29/conversation-mental-health-psychiatric-language-seriously-ill?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

This means resisting the temptation to label all negative feelings with psychiatric terminology. When I was a psychology lecturer, I spoke to an undergraduate student about how she and her peers discussed their mental health, and she said that everyone in her year group – around 150 students – described themselves as having either depression or an anxiety disorder or both. From what we know from population-based studies, it’s nigh-on impossible that they all met criteria for 

One thought on “What we’re getting wrong in the conversation about mental health

  1. having managed the ICD 10 F Code data sets for HES it’s also nigh impossible for all the data entries, to 4 characteristics, to be a real record of the reality or incidence, for me, what the students said is that they identify with having and knowing about subjective distress, it’s a shame that’s knocked out of them such sentient awareness is the real bond between an espoused value and the actual belief… just a thought btw the page didn’t open fully

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