Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry Pdf Dr. Joel Paris’s Overdiagnosis in Psychiatry requires a much-needed look in the dangerous outbreak of incorrect or unnecessary treatments. The past 30 decades of psychiatry have observed the growth of a method of classification geared toward establishing greater scientific authenticity. Alas, the present categories are based solely on symptoms and signs instead of on causes, that remain unidentified.
This has made identification imprecise and unclear. The outcome is that well-meaning professionals may suffer from separating psychopathology out of normality, can be unduly affected by diagnostic fads, and may finally end up prescribing treatments which do more damage than good.