Mental Illness, Treatment, and Stigma in Girl, Interrupted

http://crumpledpapercranes.com/2014/12/29/mental-illness-treatment-and-stigma-in-girl-interrupted/

Susanna Kaysen, admitted to the hospital for mental exhaustion and a suicide attempt, is diagnosed with borderline personality disorder…

Susanna explicitly questioned her diagnosis during her hospitalization. She felt that what others perceived as inappropriate, tiring behavior were hallmark characteristics of young adulthood. She criticized the DSM as a vague collection of generalizations, often subjectively applied to those who do not conform to social norms…

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9 thoughts on “Mental Illness, Treatment, and Stigma in Girl, Interrupted

  1. Frankly, I think that any labeling of human beings is inappropriate. Labels are for tin cans. The DSM-V makes it possible to treat any living condition as pathology. It is damning and shaming vehicle used to judge.

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