Psychologists don’t like Psychiatrists tongue emoticon
But yes, I don’t like the stigmatization of
people based on faddish behavioral “illnesses” created to suit the desires of a society.
I’m listening to the 2nd talk now – the first one was out of the park awesomeness. When used correctly, such labels _can_ help kids get themselves out of heaps of trouble though. “He has ADHD” – “oh”. “Sorry I did [x] I have ADHD”. “oh, OK!”
So at least the kids with the diagnosis make the best of it to navigate the ridiculously complicated world of childhood… which is more ridiculously complicated than adulthood, as future prisoners, rapists, murderers, politicians and even a few desirable people, are going to schools right now in the general population.
But I have strong opinions about education as it stands, so I’ll resist a rant. tongue emoticon