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In the scientiﬁc method there are no absolute truths, only theories which ﬁt the observed facts as they are currently known. All scientists must be open to the challenging of ﬁrmly established theories as new observations are made and new experiments reported. All psychiatrists should retain this healthy scientiﬁc scepticism and be prepared to question their beliefs about the causes and cures of mental illness. Developments (and hence improvements in patient care) come from improvement in observation methods and trials of new treatment modalities.
The ability to engage in reverie and fantasy. 7 8 CHAPTER 1 Thinking about psychiatry Diagnosis in psychiatry Labels People have a natural enthusiasm to be seen as individuals rather than members of a class: ‘I’m a person, not a label’. This desire for the recognition of individuality and uniqueness is a part of the public reaction against race-, class-, and gender-related value judgements. Doctors, on the other hand, appear to love labels and classiﬁcation, and in their enthusiasm can sometimes appear like the stereotypical Victorian butterﬂy collector who cannot deal with life unless it is named, categorized, and safely inert behind glass.
Disease as ‘concept’ (Aristotle) Assumes diseases are man-made abstractions with no independent existence. WHAT IS DISEASE? Malaria Tuberculosis Cancer of the lung Syphilis Poliomyelitis Emphysema Measles Diabetes mellitus Multiple sclerosis Muscular dystrophy Pneumonia Cirrhosis of the liver Asthma Haemophilia Alcoholism Epilepsy Coronary thrombosis High blood pressure Schizophrenia Hypertension Acne vulgaris Gallstones Hay fever Duodenal ulcer Depression Piles (haemorrhoids) Lead poisoning Carbon monoxide poisoning Senility Hangover Fractured skull Heatstroke Tennis elbow Colour blindness Malnutrition Barbiturate overdose Drowning Starvation Non-medical academic (reference group) Secondary school students Medical academics General practitioners 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 Percentage of respondents classifying condition as disease Fig.