I had to argue against an argument like this in one of my courses. My basic argument is that diagnoses themselves have no meaning, but bring access to further care whether that was support services or medication.
Psychotherapy can be traumatising in itself and there are plenty of psychotherapists who just enjoy messing with peoples’ heads. Just because someone says ‘I can help you heal’ doesn’t mean they’re not a dishonest psychopath playing games. (Forgive the rant, just making a point.)
There are some psychologists that like to put down psychiatrists and psychiatry with great regularity.
This is another prime example of it.
“It’s a brain disease”
And yet no objective diagnosis can be acquired despite this.
It’s purely subjective and dependant on someone else’s subjective perspective.
Yo! I love contrapoints.