Re: The new somatic symptom disorder in DSM-5 risks mislabeling many people as mentally ill
If being "overly concerned" about having, let's say, cancer, is now to be considered a mental disorder, then what in the minds of psychiatrists would be considered a healthy response a bad diagnosis? Joy? Is the "new normal" going to require that every single natural human response to misfortune be replaced by a bland, and most likely drugged, state of emotional complacency? This is a brave new world, indeed.
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