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Psychology Test - Are you Troubled? The Truth about Mental Disorders and What is Normal?

Psychology Test - Are you Troubled? The Truth about Mental Disorders and What is Normal? Dr. Breeding, Ph.D. psychologist discusses the concept of normal, this time examining the fact that we seek to compare ourselves to others and sometimes to ourselves. For example, we are too happy, too sad, too busy, not busy enough, etc. Often modern medicine will direct us to drugs such as anti-depressants if we are not happy enough, but Dr. Breeding poses the argument that without a "normal" state to compare to, there is nothing wrong with us at all. Mental health is defined in terms of normal by psychology and psychiatry. If you don't fit into the box, you might be labeled with mental illness. Dr. Breeding reminds us in this video that the mental disorders listed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical manual of Mental Disorders) are diagnosed subjectively, based solely on emotions and behaviors, NOT with a biological test. Disorders such as bipolar, manic depression, ADHD, ADD, OCD, social anxiety disorder, etc. are voted into existence by the American Psychiatric Association. The underlying assumption of biological psychiatry is that mental illness is biologically based despite the fact that no solid science has been able to identify biological markers for mental illnesses. If we think in terms of troubled or troubling behavior rather than normal/abnormal behavior, we can address what's troubling us without the use of drugs and without accepting that we have a biological disposition to feeling that way. The challenges of life can be extremely difficult and confronting those challenges often leads us to a troubled state, but does not give us a biological or mental disease. Other videos: Psychology Test - Are you Normal? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb5F58OFTis The Truth about Mental Disorders- Psychology http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-wMP2Q0Ifs The Truth about ADHD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia6OGEj6wW0 Visit Dr. Breedings Website at http://www.wildestcolts.com This video was produced by Psychetruth http://www.youtube.com/psychetruth http://www.twitter.com/psychetruth http://www.facebook.com/psychetruth http://www.myspace.com/psychtruth ? Copyright 2011 Target Public Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. mental disorder health truth psychiatry psychology DSM ADHD ADD manic Bipolar depression schizophrenia illness stigma ECT "mental disorder" "mental illness" normal abnormal help sad sadness antidepressant anti-depressant adderall ritaline "truth about mental disorders" "dr breeding" breeding
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