Boston University Overdiagnosis of Psychological Disorders DiscussionSchool

Boston University Overdiagnosis of Psychological Disorders DiscussionSchool

  

Boston University Overdiagnosis of Psychological Disorders DiscussionSchool

Boston University

Question Description

Before you post your comments in the discussion forum, I would like you to interview a psychology professional or student psychology major about their opinions about this week’s topic regarding the overdiagnosis and resulting quick-labeling patients. Ask them if they feel the profession, in general, tends to diagnose patients too early in the process and, if so, why that might be.

After reading the text material, the Rosenhan Study and interviewing a professional in the field, provide a brief one-paragraph summary of your interview (no names please) and then address the following questions that provide your insights on the topic developed form all the sources you used..

  • Do we in the field of psychology overly diagnose patients? Explain and support your answer.
  • If we didn’t diagnose, how would this impact the treatment of those who suffer from a psychological disorder? Support your answer with examples.
  
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