Monday, August 28, 2023

On psychiatric diagnosis

A diagnosis is a name for an illness or a disease. Technically, illness is the experience of symptoms and suffering and disease is the underlying biological pathology. People can be ill without have a disease and primary mental illness is an example where there is no underlying brain abnormality.

So, having a psychiatric diagnosis does not necessarily mean there is something wrong with your brain. And anyway, people are not their brains or bodies.

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