Psychiatric Labeling and Children – Look Beyond the Labels!

Diagnosing a psychiatric disorder, labeling and treating with drugs is the typical cycle of psyciatric treatment. This is based on what is referred to as “the medical model” of mental health.

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While most modern college textbooks on psychiatry do not support the medical model, as it is often practiced today, because it is convenient, it is economically justifibale for pharmaceutical and insurance companies, and it relatively easy for doctors to administer, it has become the status quo in psychiatric care.