Benefits And Disadvantages Of Being Diagnosed With A Disorder

755 Words Dec 5th, 2014 4 Pages
There are multiple concepts throughout our text that I learned of that were interesting. I believe that the concepts of the benefits and disadvantages of being diagnosed with a disorder, psychological treatments, and the scientific method was however the interesting subjects that applied to me. Throughout the course I was able to relate to these and understand them, and they are something I believe I will find useful in a future setting. These concepts also help me understand certain situations and what can happen to individuals with disorders
Both the book and the class showed me that there are both disadvantages, and advantages to being labeled with a disorder. A major disadvantage that the public eye will not have sight of at times is discrimination. Individuals may not understand what a certain disorder is or what it causes, and they could react in a harming manner with this lack of knowledge. Another disadvantage is that this could start down the path of digression from your sense of self. This could happen in multiple ways, you could lose all hope of being employable, or even fall into a hole of stigmatization and paranoia. Even your social status and relationship opportunities could be affected by being labeled with a disorder. It is important to know that a diagnosis is a label, and a label can always be a disadvantage if an individual decides to discriminate or deride against it.
Nevertheless there are several advantages to being labeled such as knowing what is…

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