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In this episode of Crash Course Psychology, Hank takes a look at how the treatment for Psychological Disorders has changed over the last hundred years and who is responsible for getting us on the path to getting us here.
Table of Contents:
Defining Psychological Disorders 00:10:09
Perspectives on Mental Illness 03:16:10
Diagnosing Disorders with the DSM 07:09:09
DSM is Constantly Evolving 07:42:12
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So something I got from here is that different cultures can think of each other as mentally ill because of how their culture behaves where people can say "oh the xz culture is a culture of mentally ill people" And I can say I heard people say something in this lines
How does a doctor tell the difference between side effects of medication, and symptoms of the disorder? How does he know the difference between plain bad behavior, lack of discipline and evil, and psychological disorders? How doctors continue to diagnose people in distress with undetectable, non-scientific, made-up diagnoses, that can't be disproof? How do they work without being sued for lack of ethics? One day people will look to the DSM and to the psychiatric drugs with the same horror we look at lobotomy and 19th century asylums. I know at least a couple dozen people that have at least 3 different psychiatric diagnoses, but the only real problem they have is excessive violence, lack of self control and discipline, and just plain evil.
You will never hear a psychiatrist or psychologist say, "you're not ADHD. You're just lazy." Or "You're not borderline, you're just evil/aggressive." You will also never hear a psychiatrist or psychologist say, "you're completely healthy. Sleep better, work less, take some time to rest, and you'll be fine." People come out of the clinic disappointed for not having a good excuse for their bad behavior.
how they have diagnosed high funtioning autism has also met with critique. I take everything in psychology with a pinch of salt, taking in consideration its bias history in many area. not to mention I was misdiagnosed due to the lack of understanding health professionals about ASD and a lot of things, and then i found out i was definitely not alone. I can make a frikkin list of problems with the system. sigh. but we are slowly progressing.
Thank you! Diagnosis (labels) can be limiting and can be used to invalidate someone's truth and or abilities. Thank you for carrying the message with clear information and shedding light on this issue so we can work towards a solution.
I have taken a look a look at some of the post here. It has helped me understand a very complex mental disorder is to diagnose . My wife was diagnosed with some form of schizophrenia in March of this year , after a 4 week internment at the hospital. This came about after a altercation with the social services who were trying to help our son with speech therapy . I also from the beginning of marriage notice my wife’s irrational behavior social withdrawal lack of enthusiasm fallouts house cleaning and looking after herself and the children. This and at least 3-4 psychotic events and her complete paranoid behavior towards me for hours every day for months and years made me make my decision to get My wife interned into the hospital base on the fact I had tried many times to ask her to seek help for what I thought was stress at the time. This backfired on me as my wife hated me for helping to incarcerate her. She was released and spent many months blaming me . Over the months her condition has worsened to point that the children and I were put into a refuge . I worked tirelessly to help my wife, but at every level she has refused to accept any diagnosis treatment or help. Along with her mother who believes her daughter to have no such illness, are now perusing me through the court to gain custody of the children. Was I right or wrong to do this it was out of sheer desperation I did this . I love her very much and it’s broken my heart I cannot help her . There is so much more to this story than I have the energy to write. Love to all Vaughan.
The craziest person I know is a psychologist , She accused her dad of molesting her when he finally kicked her out of his house at the age of 23 , the truth came out a few years later, Her then psychologist talked her into going into the practice, Sounds like most psychologists are really screwed up people telling other people how to live their lives
Hmm.. this seems to suit me but I don’t think that I have a specific trauma...I did witnessed.. something but I stopped having flashbacks about it
But I do suffer from emotional neglect and abuse (not only against me)...I’ve all the symptoms for CPTSD except for specific flashbacks and nightmares
Most nights I either don’t sleep or don’t dream.. and when I do have a nightmare it’s often about my future and future events I’m scared of.
But sometimes I get "flashbacks" of certain situations [ often in form of a visualflashback (like in a movie) and I often remember how I felt back than and then feel the same emotions or depending on which situation this flashback is about even worse (involving the emotional neglect and abuse ) and all the other symptoms but that doesn’t happen that often and as I said.. it’s Not like 1 big scary trauma it’s more like a few not that bad ones.
And also a lot of times I have thoughts (trauma related or not) that come back regularly and I can’t get them out of my head!! And when Im having a normal dream but something happens that I can’t control (like someone jumping up and down and either continuing with it or even going faster even tho I told them too stop) I freak out! I start to cry, scream and even have a panic attack IN the dream
I also have other diseases.. such as Depression, anxiety, eating disorder etc
IM SORRY FOR THIS LOOONG TEXT
But...What could it be that I have?
Im not seeing a therapist rn bc there are no good ones where i Iive
The problem is the labels as we see a prying public eye demanding mental illness on everybody and every given label to control them and imprison their lives (this is like a Bill of Attainder and corrupted blood to legislate a person into a non-person, that is like a slave, and outlaw status, that is a like a criminal, to be separated from citizenship and society): The Democrat Party did this to the newly elected President Donald J. Trump (Republican, elected businessman), with former speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi (Democrat, House of Representatives) threatening Trump in a public speech that wait till he sees the mental health laws that she is going to introduce to keep crazy people like him out of office, where it is crazy to not have a Democrat President from the Democrat political party in self-interested election rigging.
This was illustrated in the Stanford Prison Experiment that was students at Stanford University playing the role of either guard or prisoner. Even though nobody committed a crime because of the labels they held in their minds the prisoners were being abused by the guards and the prisoners themselves became irrational. The labels were taken so seriously that even though the prisoners (who were non-convicted students) could leave at any time that they were making deals with the guards to let them go, such as giving up the pay they were getting for the experiment, and they just want to leave the experiment and go home. The Stanford Prison Experiment was terminated early, because it has degraded into the prisoners had their beds taken away, the guards were punishing them for little things to control them, and it was becoming wicked after only a few days, and all because of the labels. It was like the ideals of justice held in each mind were acted out, where the prisoners were acting out those labels as well as the guards; evil people deserve extra punishment from guards, and the criminals are irrational, thus irrational behavior becomes the prisoners.
It is a death sentence (spiritual death to the community) to be required to see a mental health professional, because the labels criminalize people as outlaws with corrupted blood, and the society in its competitive nature loves to ruin people as competitors and adversaries themselves. If the health care professionals want to do something about this, then they are going to have to stop reporting to the police and stop taking prisoners, because they should be wearing policeman badges, because they are a feature of law and do practice forms of imprisonment. The trouble is they should also be reporting to the Supreme Court the names of their judges and court records to be constitutional in America, because all courts of law are inferior to the Supreme Court. It is not medicine, if your outcome is worse than before contact with a medical professional, because it is voodoo doctor stuff of sorcery and witchcraft to just harm people and leave their conditions worse than before.
I love your videos so much, it is super interesting and I'm glad you're out education people about these things! It would be great if you could do a video on ADHD! It's something that I think is misunderstood, and I have been targeted with some of this stigma as I myself have been diagnosed a few years ago. A lot of people tell me to just, 'try harder' or 'just focus' or to (and I hate this one) 'just calm down!" It's irritating, and if you could help battle the misconceptions that would be totally awesome!!! Thanks!!!
I am a mental health counselor currently working on my PhD in counseling education. I absolutely love your videos and I show them to students and clients alike. Please keep making these videos; they are entertaining and easy to understand for my clients and students.
For people that are mentally Ill, you are un able to do a pathology test, in fact you have no scientific way of diagnosing people. Pretty sure we have a word for that, its called crazy. So you have crazy people diagnosing & medically treating people with medication that has no known benificicial effects past placebo but drastic side effects. Pretty sure if I did that I would be locked up for man slaughter and fraud
if a person has no mental health issues or “sickness in the mind” but we drug them with pills for these conditions, the condition will then become real and the person will be sick and then later we can earn money by having right justification to locked them up or drug them. This is how many psychiatrists do their jobs. Securing a salary for themselves and their colleagues. Anyone stating this fact is called crazy for clearly doctors help people and never want to harm a soul. And in Russia you must vote for Putin, or else... :)
purpose of psychiatry in modern western North American society is to waste the time of the undesirable while the rich are partying. By drugging unwanted people, their lives are ruined. These “mental health doctors” therefore serve as guards for the rich and beautiful people enjoying luxuries. If they figure it out they can fight it within the system, legally or “otherwise". People think they can start movements or liberate others. If they fight it the "red tape” (administration, costs, etc) is such that it takes decades to get anywhere (took my grandma her whole life to clear my great grandpa’s name from being guilty). Much frustration and money wasted by the “patient” and the 30-40 years a person wasted lead nowhere for them while the rich and beautiful people running the show spent 40 years partying and lavishly enjoying life, untouched by the “trash” in “society". So go on, enjoy America and Canada... hahahah <3 :) p.s. while you all were locked up or fighting legally, the Kardashians were in a swimming pool, so was George Clooney. peace :)
“how a culture defines normal behaviour”... in Toronto when a cop is abusing a person and says “I’m just doing my job”. Or when a doctor is drugging a person and says “this checkbox on paper says you’re abusive” when the person isn’t. Or when Canadian Forces make ads that say “fight with the strong, the brave” but they let horrible things happen to people within their borders. This is Canada’s normal. What is your nation’s? If it’s the same, go to a store and buy a Canadian flag and learn our anthem for you, too, live in Canada, just like we. But if your country is different, than fly a different flag. <3 :)
“deviant behaviour”: armed to the teeth Toronto Police with bulletproof vests entering your apartment, looking around, and commenting on your hand made calligrafi artwork “This is insane, like a crazy mental patient made it” and then counting the pills in your bathroom. Gooooo Jays gooooo!!! <3
I have spoken to many mental patients in Toronto (Canada) and can state honestly that “abusive nurses” is still a huuuge problem even in this modern day and age. In Toronto for example, this year there is a case of female staff ignoring the needs of elderly women whom can barely find their rooms due to confusion or other reasons and the nurses yell at the old patients saying things like “you’re lazy”, or “You know where it is.. I’m busy”.. and so on. The elderly are so weak they could collapse and thus break their hips or bones but the female staff like to sit in front of their cell phones ignoring patients. The very frail and elderly are even left to sit all alone in a corner dying in public essentially. This is how Canada’s hospitals in 2018 treat people whom society deems worthless. Someone said women are kinder didn’t see these women clearly. The female nurses even define a question of opposition as “aggressive, abusive manner” and those patients are further abused with greater dosages and pills. Thus patients in Canada’s hospitals rarely dare even ask for a different flavour of yogurt. You don’t see this on CBC do you? Or on Canada’s Tourism ads do you? :) You people are so nice in TO... nOT!
So Rosenhan and his associates turned themselves in to a mental institution admitting they heard voices and were surprised when their diagnosis was paranoid schizophrenia? And they were only in the institution for a month or less to give the doctors time to assess their condition, I see no fault on the part of mental institutions who were doing their jobs by taking their symptoms seriously, as a professional should. Seems like the guy had it for criticizing these institutions from the start.
its a great think to help make mental health hospitals better back in the day , or even now - but its a dangerous way to go about it ............ I think there should be video cam's in a non person private places in all.
I agree to you that some people can be misdiagnosed and Pharmaceutical companies take advantage of that to create more drugs telling the public it can heal them, it's a big business, it's all about the money. And those mental institutions makes patients worse.
Until medical science can truly understand. The brain ,,, we are just guessing , at this ..... we as human beings are complex and emotional creatures ,,,, if some type of traumatic event happens too us .. of course we will have some sort of issues dealing with it .... understand the Brain first ... it's a complex organ .. and maybe in time we will understand the sickness ... it takes time
Add/adhd is a very minor mental disease. Like 1-2 our of 5 ppl have it. It’s so common, it’s like saying baldness is a health disorder. Not even remotely close to the severity of deranged transgenderism
as someone with bipolar disorder with psychotic features i feel like many docs still don't really know where to start. do we start with the mood part? do we start with the psychotic symptoms? it usually ends up being a game of corking up holes that randomly pop up. maybe it's just the docs I've had but I can see the approach change in the future. I feel like it could use a little research. anyone else got similar experiences?
The problem with those who practice within the realms of psychology is that they push forward this notion that everyone should be the same, fit firmly and impeccably onto the same gray line as one another, anyone who falls out of those realms are rewarded with a label "insert something here... disorder"... the person/patient then feels as though they are less significant and a determent as a person. It is basically something that is viewed from and is diagnosed from a societal aspect. I know there is much more to such a professional diagnosis than this, however, there really is so little consideration (generally speaking) in regard to whether ones thoughts and behaviours are actually ok/not ok to that person and whether or not their thoughts and behaviours are of consequence to the rest of society (which of course is important to distinguish).
We cannot forget that we are all wired a little differently which spills into the inevitable fact that we think differently, too. Some let go of their inner true self, or at least bury it because many do not see past what moves on the line that is societal expectation.
There are of course disorders that are dire to ones health and their possible productivity throughout life but I definitely think the lines defining these differences are blurred simply too much in order for doctors, psychotherapists and the like in order to seem credible in their work by diagnosing as many people as possible with as much as possible, or because they place more interest in their bank balances than peoples actual well-being.
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