What is mental disorder?

Posted by Dry and Uninspired
2/22/2018 10:08 am

Any thoughts on this?

Is it “a biological disease like diabetes” or something else?

And what is the role of psychotropic drugs? Do they actually “cure” a disorder, are they helpful in alleviating suffering but don’t really “cure” anything (the so-called drug-centric approach) or perhaps they shouldn’t be used at all (anti-psychiatry)?

I myself would side with the second approach, as explained by critical psychiatrist Dr. Joanna Moncrieff: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=IV1S5zw096U

Recently, she’s been writing a series of posts on philosophy: https://joannamoncrieff.com/2017/09/22/why-philosophy-matters/

I don’t necessarily agree with every single thing she writes, but it’s an interesting read.


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