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aybala50's picture

Normal/Abnormal

I know that in class I've made my opinion about labeling clear. Though I am a psychology major, I am not very comfortable with what the DSM has become. There are way too many disorders and even more disturbing way too many categories that these disorders are split up into. Also, every single category has a subcategory that says 'not otherwise specified.' So, technically one can be diagnosed with a disorder even without fitting the category. 

I think that labeling something is very dangerous. By labeling a person, a book, or anything really a person can change the meaning and characteristics of what is labeled. For example: a person that is incorrectly labeled with depression can develop the symptoms very easily and this goes for most disorders. This is why I don't agree with labeling. It is, in my opinion, a dangerous business.

 

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