Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Emotional Distress and Diagnosis: Word on the Street

Lois Holzman reports:
“Once you have that label it doesn’t stay at the clinic. You carry it with you for a long time.”
“We need to encourage people to speak more public [sic] about the topic of mental illness and alternatives to medication and treatment.”
“When I finally got labeled ‘depressed,’ I was relieved. It helped me deal with all the people who were saying, ‘Get over it already!’”
“It’s important to see how tied in diagnosing is to Big Pharma.”

These are some of the things people say when given the opportunity to talk about their experiences with and opinions about mental health and diagnosis...

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