henry copeland: Stuck in science's optimistic episteme, psychiatry mistakes its models for reality. pllqt.it/vppbim
Yale neuroscientists have debunked the idea that anyone's personality is normal — Quartztrying to define people one way from a psychiatric perspective is a failure of imagination and opportunity, which hobbles people rather than empowering them to inhabit their full selves. Classic psychiatry categorizes people in limiting, linear ways, while the world is inherently wide-ranging, according to the researchers. They propose instead that each individual be assessed and understood singularly from a psychiatric perspective, but according to a wide range of fluctuating behaviors and tendencies.