The Between Earth And Mars Essay

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“If I were to suggest that between Earth and Mars there is a china teapot revolving about the Sun in an elliptical orbit, nobody would be able to disprove my assertion provided I were careful to add that the teapot is too small to be revealed even by our most powerful telescopes. But if I were to go on to say that, since my assertion cannot be disproved, it is intolerable presumption on the part of human reason to doubt it, I should rightly be thought to be talking nonsense. If, however, the existence of such a teapot were affirmed in ancient books, taught as the sacred truth every Sunday, and instilled into the minds of children at school, hesitation to believe in its existence would be a mark of eccentricity and entitle the doubter to the attention of the psychiatrist in an enlightened age or of the Inquisitor in an earlier time.” British philosopher Bertrand Russell (2009), easily sums up the way many psychologists view Dissociate Identity Disorder. While viewpoints are steadily changing, the over diagnosis of DID in the early 90’s caused a severe backlash in the psychiatric community. This was due mainly in part to the significant flux of misdiagnosis, coinciding with the use of what was then Multiple Personality Disorder, as a reason for those who were not suffers to justify their actions, thus falsely claiming this disorder, and lastly the lack of scientific evidence.
A survey taken back in 1999, asked 301 board-certified U.S. psychiatrists if they believed DID should…

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