Yeah, I almost went into psychology (child) in college. Took a few classes. Loved it. My focus was more developmental psychology than abnormal but I took some in the abnormal psychology as well.
Never finished college. Ended up going into computers instead. But the interest remained.
The DSM is a sloppy sorting mechanism. It’s personality types codified into illnesses.
The thing is though, is mental illness an ILLNESS?
After all, if there was a physical cause, it would cease being a mental illness and would instead be a physical ailment.
So what is it? It’s social.