"Mental disorders is more just about semantics and societal norm than actual disease." Do you agree beside this?


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some of them, yes. like all these kids next to "ADHD" all of a sudden. parents and teachers don't have the time or self-control to deal with kids like that so they nurture them ritalin. but some mental disorders like schizophrenia or alzheimers are actual diseases of the brain and brain tissue.
no


*some* conditions called "mental disorders" falls lower than this cynical umbrella, but MANY others are definitely "disease"

most generalities aren't exaactly "true" (or false) .... and this is a HUGE generality you ask about
No. That's the most idiotic thing I've read in a long time beside regards to mental illness.

Spend a few months with someone who have clinical depression, schizophrenia, or manic-depressive disorder, then evaluate that statement again.
I'd own to agree with the first response above - no, but the question overgeneralizes and forces an overly general answer. I don't infer being paranoid or having panic attacks or mortal depressed have much to do with semantics and norms. I can see debating whether someone next to antisocial personality disorder is called mentally ill because we don't similar to the way they violate our society's norms, but think they do enjoy underlying mental disorders. When a teenager who doesn't listen to me gets classified with oppositional noncompliant disorder, or whatever it's called, I do tend to think we're discussion less about disease and more about norm.
It depends what you mean by "mental disorders", although I realize that may sound like a semantic argument surrounded by and of itself.

There are any number of things that are diagnosable that don't actually cause the person any problems surrounded by day-to-day life. One example might be some of the DSM-IV's personality disorders--a person who have obssessive compulsive personality type (as oppossed to OCD, where the symptoms might bother them) may be perfectly relieved even though the regimented way they might choose to live would not be a societal 'norm' or the way you or I would like to be. But if it doesn't bother them, and they hold no problems functioning in their own life, they certainly don't requirement treatment, so it's just a label and I wouldn't call it a disease. So in that are some disorders where I would agree with your premise, and another piece of evidence in support of the critique would be that every time the DSM is revised, there are diagnoses that get eliminated. No one have "hysteria" these days.

Other disorders are both more organic and more problematic, and for those I would disagree. Schizophrenia is a progressive disorder where here are definite changes to the brain, so it is certainly not a quiz of semantics--it is an actual disease. So are many other things that can be classed as mental disorders--depression, Alzheimer's, bipolar and other mood disorders. Other disorders might not show distinctive brain pathology but the symptoms are such that leaving them untreated can lead to seriously reduced element of life or even death, and I would say such things are distinctly diseases; examples might be eating disorders, sleep disorders, panic attacks and Tourette's.

So...it depends. ;-)
Not at all. Mental disorders are frequently the direct result of chemical imbalances within the brain. Adjust the balance through diet or medication and the patient recovers. Some forms of schizophrenia are certainly caused by food allergies!

There is a big difference between saying someone is strange and saying they enjoy a mental illness. Societal norms say who is strange. Medical professionals right to be heard who is mentally ill.
No, I do not agree. Obviously in that is an enormous amount of information on this subject that you have not learned.


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