Discussing the Nature of Psychiatric Diagnoses
The nature of psychiatric diagnoses should be easy and seamless for individuals who are experiencing mental health disorders due to several reasons. The reasons might be a divorce, a break up in a relationship, failure in a job, accident attacks, etc. The post-traumatic stress makes the victim weaker than before, for which they need intensive care to cope with mental disorders like depression and anxiety.
A person, who is already in a psychological crisis, should be well-treated and diagnosed properly to offer him/her the best possible treatment available. After all, one bad approach can re-traumatize the victim. Let’s have a discussion on the same!
Ill-Treatment Re-Traumatizes the Psychiatric Patients
This is often seen that people with different types of mental disorders are treated poorly. Several types of injustice on them make them mentally more ill than before. The specialists of post-traumatic stress disorder understand that a person who encounters a psychological crisis is highly prone to creating false thoughts regarding the world, the self, and others. And when an individual in crisis, because of high depression or hallucinations, do you know what that says to an individual? These false beliefs make them believe that they have done a crime and they are evils. Hence, they should be restrained. This kind of view of the self should be reduced to help a psychiatric patient recover.
Allowing Mental Illness Needs a New Approach
Decriminalizing and allowing mental disorders require a new approach. And this approach should incorporate clear definitions. It should discuss what a psychiatric diagnosis is, what it does, and what it means.
So, how to define a psychiatric diagnosis? It’s a bundle of symptoms basically seen in the common people incorporated under a diagnostic code and label. A mental health diagnosis explains the thinking procedures and behavioral patterns generally seen in, and essentially related to, that particular label. It means that an individual requires help concerning difficult, particularly behavioral and thought patterns.
In short, a psychiatric diagnosis is not a detailed insight into what a particular individual is. It doesn’t tell what the person prefers, it can’t describe what the individual wants to do, and it won’t anticipate the changing actions of that specific individual. Knowing that an individual has a mental health diagnosis does not mean whether or not that individual is criminal any longer knowing a bird’s color can tell you what species of bird it is.
Toward A Detailed Approach
In case you will make any progress in the decriminalization of mental disorders, you need to unite through detailed definitions. Unity is made as definitions are detailed. And a united front is stronger than one that is confused or divided. You need to be united, accurate, and bold in supporting the unique nature of every person. You should stop supporting the myth that a psychiatric diagnosis is an identity statement, a personality profile and a case study at the same time. After all, the psychiatric diagnosis may tell us how an individual might fight sometimes but it can’t tell us who the individual is.