” a tautology that serves no useful purpose…”

“One thing I learned along the way is that a diagnosis of mental disorder should never be a default diagnosis – a diagnosis made because you can’t find a physical cause for symptoms. Granted, somatic symptoms are a frequent concomitant of psychiatric disorder, but to my mind, if you can’t make a diagnosis of a specific psychiatric disorder, it’s still an open question awaiting further developments. This is one of the places where the descriptive model of psychiatric diagnosis falls in a black hole – and it’s a dangerous black hole.”
1BOM- Monday 25 March 2013

http://1boringoldman.com/index.php/2013/03/25/a-tautology-that-serves-no-useful-purpose/

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